Monthly Archives: October 2009

Study: In-person ‘asks’ boost fundraising

According to a recent article in Philanthropy Journal, nonprofits can raise more money if donors are asked for gifts in person by people they know. A study commissioned by Campbell & Company and conducted by the Center on Philanthropy at … Continue reading

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Forget your wallet, lose your car!

A guest post by Amber Tafoya, who is an attorney and a candidate for State Representative, District 4 Dear Friends, It’s true. If Initiative 300 in Denver passes, and you forget your wallet and get pulled over, police officers will … Continue reading

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Looking back at CCI Year 2: Impacting Communities

As JVA prepares for Year 3 of the Colorado Compassion Initiative (CCI), it’s the perfect time to look back at some of the experiences of Year 2 grantees. Funded by the Compassion Capital Fund (CCF), CCI is a capacity building … Continue reading

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State registration laws and online fundraising

According to a recent article in the The Chronicle of Philanthropy, many nonprofit organizations are probably violating laws in some states because they are collecting donations through online fundraising without letting state authorities know. The article goes on to say … Continue reading

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Find your way on Make a Difference Day

by Ashley Kasprzak, JVA’s Vice President of Design and Innovation Imagine a precious fall day. The sun is shining, leaves are gently blowing and you have an open afternoon. You can do chores, go on a bike ride, get a … Continue reading

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JVA to present at Colorado Nonprofit Association 2009 Fall Conference

The Colorado Nonprofit Association is preparing to host its annual Fall Conference on October 29–30. Hundreds of professionals from the nonprofit, business and government sectors will be in attendance to network and participate in workshops conducted by leaders and innovators … Continue reading

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Free health screenings this weekend at 9Health Fair

On October 17 and 18, the 9Health Fair will take place at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City. The event is offering over 20 free health screenings including health screenings for men and women, diabetes and blood pressure screenings, … Continue reading

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Accurate data in 2010 Census means more federal funding

The U.S. Census Bureau is gearing for the 2010 Census. This is important to note for nonprofits and community organizations because the data collected from the Census guides the amount of federal funding that goes to several areas. Education, Head … Continue reading

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Social media for nonprofits; don’t forget about Wikipedia

Using social media as a marketing tool for nonprofit organizations just makes sense. Social media is inexpensive—the only cost is the time that it takes to create and post content—and with the proper execution, it can be very effective. Facebook … Continue reading

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