Get on Board: Nonprofits Have Room at the Top—and it’s Rewarding

By Katalin Wishart, Senior Grantwriter at Joining Vision and Action JVA’s work is all about supporting nonprofits and social enterprises, but outside of work, many of our staffers also give back by [...]

2018-09-27T10:39:45+00:00 September 25th, 2018|2018, Board of directors, Unconsultants|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

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

Changemaker Profile: Emily Merritt

Welcome to our Changemaker Profiles blog series! Each edition will profile one outstanding social changemaker from the JVA client community. By sharing the stories of some of the incredible people we get [...]