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

Write a Grant in a Day

Need help writing your grant proposal? Do you want to feel more confident about the proposals you are submitting to local funders? Or maybe, is grantwriting new to you and you don't even know where to start? In either case, wouldn't it be nice to produce a solid draft of your grant in one sitting? [...]

2018-08-22T14:06:41-06:00September 20th, 2018|, |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

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 with nonprofits. Earlier this week, I shared their stories about what they gain from volunteering. Today, I’ll share their responses to two last, [...]

Why My Co-workers Love to Volunteer

By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and Action It’s National Volunteer Week, a time to celebrate volunteers and their ability to tackle tough challenges and bolster communities, to paraphrase Points of Light. Recently, I wrote a blog about my own desire to increase my community engagement. I shared what studies and [...]

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. [...]

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