Testimonials 2017-01-07T18:49:55+00:00


What are JVA clients saying?

Our client testimonials add context to mere numbers. Testimonials explain how and why JVA was able to partner with our clients to help them increase their community and social impact.

The JVA training membership package has been invaluable to Community Enterprise, giving our staff and volunteers needed skills and training that is current, clear, and based on best-practices. As a new ED, JVA’s Executive Director Academy was an incredible opportunity to learn and grow both my knowledge and confidence, and that coupled with staff development around grants, social media, evaluation, fundraising, marketing, social enterprise and others has made our organization  stronger. In the last 2 years, with JVA’s support, we have learned, grown, increased our budget and improved our systems to do better community work. The training package is an incredible bargain that I would recommend highly.
Janine and her team led our board members and some senior staff through a terrific two-hour retreat focused on successful board fundraising. Our board members have traditionally not had to engage in fundraising for the organization so no systems were really in place to enable them to play this important role. Janine had just the right level of energy, enthusiasm and expertise to guide us through a process that helped us all develop our own language to connect new people to our organization. It culminated with a session in which everyone made personal commitments to take concrete steps that play to individual strengths and that will get us on the road to greater funding diversity. A huge thank you to Janine and her team for one of the most useful trainings I’ve participated in!
Our retreat wrapped up today, and we were thrilled with our new trustees, and really the outcome and feedback of the last few days. It wouldn’t have been the same without your presentation and expertise – thank you! The trustees were engaged and very receptive, with many positive comments. I appreciate your ideas and collaborative spirit. You guys are awesome.
Marcia Romero, CoBiz Financial
Thank you so much for an awesome application. I feel really good about this one and it was all you and your team!!
Thank you so much for the most amazing, exciting, invigorating board retreat I have ever been involved with! The JVA session has received rave reviews from both our board and staff and we are looking forward to implementing the new Strategic Plan!
Tricia McEuen
I wanted to take a second to thank you for sharing your experience and expertise with us yesterday. I attend many conferences to build my network and the RBBB brand here in Phoenix, often hearing the same, tired generic material over and over. I found the whole session yesterday extremely thought-provoking and sensitively, engagingly and humbly presented. I hugely enjoyed the time spent and I think Read Better Be Better will reap tangible benefits as a result.
Sophie Etchart, Read Better Be Better
JVA takes the guesswork out of wondering if you are diving into best practices, or activities that may or may not be implementable. They use current research, monitor trends and build activities so what is learned can be used. Employees come backed with experience in the sector, or other sectors, and are powerful change agents committed to the success of the communities in Colorado.
What an incredible session last night! Thank you for your unique skills in getting our group to think about fundraising in a very different way. Your approach makes it understandable and easy to implement. AND… it’s obvious that you like what you do. I love being around people who like what they do!