Three Yoga Poses to Support Nonprofit Professionals

Photo by Anumpam Mahapatra on Unsplash. By Nora Welch, Senior Leadership Development Associate at Joining Vision and Action Although I’ve been practicing yoga for over a decade, I only started to be more dedicated over the past few years. My conclusion? I wish I had practiced more when I was working as a nonprofit professional. I think [...]

2019-11-25T09:21:03-07:00June 18th, 2019|2019, Blog, Tools for Changemakers, Unconsultants|1 Comment

When the Going Gets Tough, JVAers…

By Nora Welch, Senior Leadership Development Associate at Joining Vision and Action It’s inevitable. Deadline is tomorrow, mandatory social event is tonight, and brain is mush at the moment. The panic, the pressure, the pain. These are very real emotions and circumstances that require real responses—we know, we’ve been there. As the JVA team works to [...]

2019-07-01T14:10:05-06:00April 9th, 2019|2019, Blog, Tools for Changemakers, Unconsultants|0 Comments

Voting in Colorado: Choose Your Own Adventure

By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and Action As individuals whose work deals largely with making the world a better place, you already know the importance of voting in the November 6 election. You don’t need a lecture. But given the hefty to-do lists of the folks saving the world these days, [...]

2019-01-02T15:13:04-07:00October 22nd, 2018|2018, Blog, Media, Tools for Changemakers|0 Comments

A Phone Call is Worth a Thousand Hours of Research

By Katalin Wishart, Senior Grantwriting Associate at Joining Vision and Action Fundraising is all about communication and relationships. As a grantwriting consultant, I sometimes think grantwriters see their job as different from those of other fundraisers—you know, the kind that call potential donors to chat or schedule lunches so they can connect. Grantwriters love writing, [...]

Character Counts: Hacks—ahem, Strategies—for Trimming Grants

By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and Action Just about every grant application that JVA writes spends some time on my laptop screen being edited, mostly for things like style, spelling and grammar. Frequently, though, our grantwriters ask me to help trim grant narratives down to a required word length or character [...]

The Subtleties of Inclusion

by Silvia Solis, Research and Evaluation Associate at Joining Vision and Action There is a secret challenge to inclusivity. The challenge lies in that there are, at least, two different levels at which inclusivity happens and is expressed. The first level is rooted in the recognition and acknowledgment of diversity— meaning, the explicit ways in [...]

Starting a New Job: How to Kill It in Your First Few Weeks

By Katherine Jarvis, Business Development Manager at Joining Vision and Action So you got the job—now what? The worst is over. After months of tedious online applications, stressful interviews and heartbreaking rejection, you’ve finally accepted an offer for an exciting new job! Your hard work is done, right? Well, not quite … Although a job [...]

2018-07-31T19:00:45-06:00July 23rd, 2018|2018, Blog, Tools for Changemakers, Unconsultants|0 Comments

Two Donation Sources You Might Be Missing

By Nora Welch, Senior Leadership Development Associate, Joining Vision and Action “We’ve got all the money we need,” said no nonprofit ever. While funding can come from traditional sources like grants or fundraisers, or something like social enterprise that might be new for your organization, here are two more resources that could potentially add to [...]

Self-care: One of the Best Tools in a Grantwriter’s Toolbox

By Lisa Cirincione, Senior Resource Development Associate at Joining Vision and Action OMG, my grant is due in one week and it’s not where it needs to be. I’ve had this thought countless times. It’s a challenge that comes with this profession—whether it is striving to find that extra piece of data to make the [...]

2019-01-09T09:43:25-07:00June 20th, 2018|2018, Blog, Grantwriting, Tools for Changemakers|0 Comments

Warmth and Competence: Where Do You Fall and Why Does it Matter?

By Jill Iman, Co-Managing Director and Director of Research and Evaluation Regardless of whether you consider yourself social or not, the reality is that people are social animals—and as part of that, we are primed and equipped to make quick judgments of others. These judgments, whether accurate or not (e.g., stereotypes), are believed to stem [...]