[How Much is] That Doggie in the Window?

Pricing Your Goods or Services PRICING YOUR SERVICES TRAINING By Rolfe Larson, Senior Consultant for Strategic and Business Planning, Joining Vision and Action. Nonprofits and government agencies like to provide services for free. Admit it, the idea of charging for what you do does not come naturally to your organization. With budgets tight and getting [...]

Permaculture For Social Change: Principle Two – “Catch and Store Energy”

Adam Brock, Director of Social Enterprise at Joining Vision and Action Permaculture design is a flexible framework that uses natural systems to inform our efforts to improve society. This post is the second in a twelve-part series explaining how the principles of permaculture design can inform the work of nonprofits, social entrepreneurs and others working for [...]

2017-02-27T10:58:24-07:00February 28th, 2017|Blog, Books, Social Enterprise, Unconsultants|0 Comments

Shopping Social Enterprise for Valentine’s Day

 By Janine Vanderburg, President and CEO, Joining Vision and Action  Shopping social enterprise on Valentine's Day is a terrific way to not only say "I love you" but also to express your values. So with everything going on in the world, has it occurred to anyone else that Valentine's Day is exactly a week away? That [...]

2018-05-21T19:54:46-06:00February 7th, 2017|2017, Blog, Social Enterprise|1 Comment

Difference Between Business Plans and Strategic Plans?

By Rolfe Larson, Senior Consultant for Strategic and Business Planning, Joining Vision and Action. We often get this question: Do we need a strategic plan or a business plan? Frankly, they are similar in many ways, and since each plan has to be tailored to the organization it is prepared for, one can easily blur [...]

2017-02-03T14:19:02-07:00February 5th, 2017|Blog, Social Enterprise, Strategic Planning|0 Comments

How to get more website traffic for your social enterprise

Alaine Anderson, digital strategist and implementer, Joining Vision and Action Blogging: It’s not only the bread and butter of driving traffic to a website, it also positions your organization as experts in your field. In particular, social enterprises have a lot to gain from blogging. Beyond just establishing expertise, it provides a platform to raise [...]

Advocacy and Action in the Trump Era: Key Highlights from our Panelists and Actions to Take

By Erin Shaver and Janine Vanderburg, Joining Vision and Action It was standing-room only at Joining Vision and Action on Wednesday night, when more than 100 people from all over the local community showed up, ready to listen, learn and share their experiences at the panel/workshop, Advocacy and Action in the Trump Era. A joint [...]

Permaculture For Social Change: Principle One – “Observe and Interact”

What is Permaculture Design? Permaculture design is a flexible framework that uses natural systems to inform our efforts to improve society. This post is the first in a 12-part series explaining how the principles of permaculture design can inform the work of nonprofits, social entrepreneurs and others working for social change. The content is adapted [...]

2017-05-12T15:36:00-06:00January 26th, 2017|Blog, Books, Social Enterprise, Unconsultants|0 Comments

How to Market Your Nonprofit Social Enterprise

By Adam Brock, Joining Vision and Action (JVA) Image via Wikipedia. Phrases like “target market” and “key message” aren’t part of the vocabulary of the traditional nonprofit. How to market your nonprofit social enterprise can not only be a challenge but a desirable component to be avoided altogether. For many in the social sector, it’s considered [...]

2018-04-13T09:06:47-06:00November 8th, 2016|Blog, Social Enterprise|0 Comments