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

Digging Community

By Erin Shaver, Senior Grantwriter at Joining Vision and Action It’s that time of year—when I find dirt under my fingernails more often than not, my morning routine includes remembering which beds to water, and I’m somewhat tolerantly anticipating the first fruiting blossoms on my plants. For quite a few of us at JVA, myself [...]

2018-06-11T11:08:37-06:00June 11th, 2018|2018, Blog, Clients, Unconsultants|0 Comments

Teacher Pay and Other Wonkish Woes: A Look at Education Policy in Colorado in 2018

By Erin Shaver, Senior Grantwriter at Joining Vision and Action Colorado is a top state for many things—low unemployment, a healthy and fit population (we’ve held the crown for lowest obesity rate in the nation for basically decades!), a highly educated populace and so many other quality-of-life indicators. Despite these positive trends, Colorado's education sector [...]

2018-04-18T09:24:40-06:00April 12th, 2018|2018, Blog, Policy and advocacy, Unconsultants|0 Comments

Deadline Overload: Survival Tips From the Trenches

By Erin Shaver, Senior Grantwriter at Joining Vision and Action Sometimes deadlines fit nicely into your life—spaced out neatly, one being met as the next one appears on the horizon. Or, if you’re lucky, there is breathing room between the big ones, a chance to pause, reflect and recharge before the next one bears down. [...]

Diving into Crowdfunding—Success Stories and Lessons Learned

By Erin Shaver, Senior Grantwriter for Joining Vision and Action   This is the second blog in a series on crowdfunding. You can access the first one here, which ran through the basics. JVA FUNDRAISING TRAINING While we don’t know the full impact yet of a new administration, its policies and how funding will all [...]

2020-12-12T15:10:09-07:00January 31st, 2017|Blog, Fundraising|0 Comments

Advocacy and Action in the Trump Era: 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 [...]

Productivity Hacks (Part 3 of 3)

By Janine Vanderburg, President/CEO, Joining Vision and Action   How does our changemaker team at JVA stay on task and accomplish so much for our clients? You’ve already heard from Collin and Nora; here are some favorite changemakers productivity hacks from the rest of our team. Jill Iman, director of research and implementation science In [...]

2020-12-11T14:02:22-07:00January 17th, 2017|Blog, Tools for Changemakers, Unconsultants|0 Comments

Reality shows and text messaging: the future of giving?

By Erin Shaver, JVA Associate Not sure how many of you watch “American Idol” out there, but we’re guessing from the show’s ratings it may be quite a few. Because we have some watchers here at JVA, we know that the pop culture phenomenon is airing its second annual "Idol Gives Back" program April 9. [...]

2017-01-07T18:51:30-07:00April 8th, 2008|Blog|2 Comments
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