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 [...]

2018-10-29T11:07:54+00:00 October 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 [...]

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 [...]

2018-08-21T11:10:39+00:00 August 13th, 2018|2018, Blog, Grantwriting, Tools for Changemakers, Unconsultants|0 Comments

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, [...]

2018-07-31T19:00:45+00:00 July 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 [...]

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 [...]

2018-06-20T15:43:39+00:00 June 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, [...]

2018-06-11T10:29:35+00:00 May 29th, 2018|2018, Blog, Evaluation, Tools for Changemakers, Unconsultants|0 Comments

The Six Elements of a Fulfilling Volunteering Experience

By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer for Joining Vision and Action To mark National Volunteer Week, I’ve been talking to my colleagues about the whys and hows of their experiences volunteering [...]