COVID-19 Giving Campaign

JVA is pleased to share these complimentary, time-saving social media visuals and an accompanying guide with marketing content designed to encourage your organization's supporters and partners, as well as the general public, to donate to your organization as it faces challenges related to COVID-19. By downloading these materials, you agree to receive JVA's weekly [...]

2020-05-12T13:30:35-06:00April 10th, 2020|Unconsultants|0 Comments

Reintroducing Erin Shaver, JVA’s New Director of Grants

Joining Vision and Action Director of Grants Erin Shaver with her children at Portage Glacier, near Whittier, Alaska, around 2011. She and her family spent time living in Anchorage and Girdwood, Alaska. We are thrilled to announce the promotion of Erin Shaver to the role of JVA’s director of grants! Erin has been with JVA [...]

2020-01-28T14:50:23-07:00January 28th, 2020|2020, Blog, Unconsultants|0 Comments

EDs Share Secrets of How to Shape a Nonprofit’s Culture, More

Above: STEMblazers Executive Director Wendy Merchant, left, and Adoption Options Executive Director Adrienne Elliott responded to questions from participants in JVA's Executive Director Academy on Friday.   By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and Action What’s the first thing new graduates of JVA’s Executive Director Academy (EDA) do when they get back [...]

2020-07-30T15:26:49-06:00September 30th, 2019|Blog, Unconsultants|0 Comments

For Colorado Day, a Mountain of Reasons to Love Where We Live

By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and Action Got plans for Colorado Day this year? OK, maybe you didn’t know August 1 is Colorado Day—the (143rd) anniversary of the day Colorado became a state. And OK, it’s a Thursday, so maybe your plans are to work that day. Guess what—ours, too! But [...]

2019-10-28T10:05:31-06:00July 30th, 2019|2019, Blog, Unconsultants|0 Comments

The Grant Award Goes to…

By Nora Welch, Senior Leadership Development Associate at Joining Vision and Action We know that we have an incredible grantwriting team, but we still regularly find ourselves in awe of their accomplishments—and more importantly, their contributions to communities across the country. If you will allow us to humble brag just a bit, we want to [...]

2019-07-09T11:22:59-06:00July 9th, 2019|2019, Blog, Clients, Grantwriting, Unconsultants|0 Comments

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

JVA-ers’ Summer Reading Recommendations

By Nora Welch, Senior Leadership Development Associate at Joining Vision and Action As the unofficial beginning of summer approaches (i.e., Memorial Day weekend), I’ve found myself looking out the window in anticipation of having some time to sit down with a good book and some sunshine (Colorado weather permitting, of course). Maybe you have been [...]

2019-10-28T10:11:17-06:00May 21st, 2019|2019, Blog, 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

What Makes People Trust a Nonprofit?

By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and Action Let’s start with the good news. Charities are the most trusted institutions in the United States, according to a recent Give.org survey. People trust the nonprofit sector more than businesses, banks, the media, government (a lot more than government), and even organized religion. [...]

2019-01-30T09:36:10-07:00January 28th, 2019|2019, Blog, Evaluation, Training, Unconsultants|0 Comments

Celebrating our 2018 accomplishments and looking forward to 2019!

Happy New Year, friends and changemakers! The end of one year, and the beginning of another—the perfect time for reflection and visioning. We love this time of year because it allows our team to reflect on our accomplishments, lessons learned and partnerships that created impact in 2018 AND look ahead to 2019—setting a vision and [...]

2019-01-02T12:40:33-07:00January 2nd, 2019|Unconsultants|0 Comments