Monthly Archives: July 2008

Executive Director Academy and Development Director Intensive

Are you not sure of our next career step? Have you been thinking of putting your skills to use in the nonprofit sector, but not sure how to do it? Join JVA’s expert trainers for two incredible professional development opportunities … Continue reading

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The Office Wardrobe: What’s Appropriate, What’s Not?

By Sarah Bourassa, Communications Assistant Two men stand talking to each other by a desk in an office. One is wearing dress slacks, a V neck sweater and nice dress shoes. The other is carrying a briefcase. There is only … Continue reading

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Defeat Initiated Question 100!

There is something going on in Denver politics this summer besides the Denver National Convention. An “initiated question” on Denver’s primary ballot would mandate that Denver police officers impound the vehicles of those stopped who don’t have their licenses with … Continue reading

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Volunteering and Tourism: A Good Combination?

By Sarah Bourassa, Communications Assistant Vacationing in an exotic place while volunteering for a good cause. What could possibly be better? But is it really as good as it sounds? Voluntourism has become a popular travel trend, especially over the … Continue reading

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Viral Marketing and Nonprofit Fundraising

We’ve talked about viral marketing and its use in some nonprofits’ fundraising efforts in the past. The following July 6 New York Times article offers a bit more to think about. The idea behind viral marketing is irresistible: plant your … Continue reading

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News You Can Use, 7/15

OJJDP Juvenile Justice, 7/15 According to analysis of data from the National Longitudinal Alcohol Epidemiological Survey (NLAES), the earlier persons began drinking alcohol, the more likely they were to have used other drugs illicitly. According to the survey, approximately half … Continue reading

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Going Green Gone Right at JVA

By Sarah Bourassa, JVA Intern We’ve all heard about it: global warming, high food and gas prices, limited resources. But have we all really done our part to help the environment? This summer, JVA is taking its own steps to … Continue reading

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News You Can Use, 6/30

New York Times, 6/26 Forget the old-fashioned “vocational ed” classes that sent students on a decidedly noncollege track. Over the last quarter century, a new kind of high school program known as a career academy has proliferated, especially in low-income … Continue reading

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