Monthly Archives: January 2010

Steel from World Trade Center coming to Denver

By Ashley Kasprzak and Lisa Cirincione, JVA Consulting The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has approved a request from the Mizel Museum to acquire steel from the World Trade Center site. Recycled steel from the Twin Towers … Continue reading

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Platte County School District and Anti-Defamation League clash over equality

Last week, the Board of Education for Wyoming’s Platte County School District decided that two district schools could not display banners earned through participation in the Anti-Defamation League’s No Place for Hate program because the banners contained the name of … Continue reading

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Grantwriting tips from JVA Consulting staff and peer grant reviewers

It’s JVA grantmaking time for the Colorado Compassion Initiative. Our teams of volunteer peer reviewers, as well as our staff, have been thoroughly reviewing grant applications from nonprofit organizations from across the state. We know how busy you are, and … Continue reading

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What do the Tiger Woods headlines mean for nonprofits?

To preface, this is not a story about Tiger Woods. This is a story about the impact  the recent series of events regarding Tiger Woods have on Nonprofit Street. Back in 1996, when Woods’ pro golf career began to take … Continue reading

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Nonprofit has different perspective on double bottom line thanks to volunteers

by Ashley Kasprzak, JVA Consulting I was recently talking with a group of successful consultants working with all types of nonprofit organizations. We all agreed that a major perk of consulting is the great variety in our jobs. I will … Continue reading

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Tough times won’t keep Summit Cancer Solutions down

Littleton, Colorado-based nonprofit Summit Cancer Solutions has offered cancer-specific exercise programs to cancer patients and survivors for the last eight years. Like so many other nonprofit organizations in recent months, Summit Cancer Solutions’ funding sources are strained due to the … Continue reading

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Why the Census counts

By Julia Alvarez, JVA research associate On January 8, the Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships hosted a workshop entitled, “Why the Census Counts: Nonprofits and the U.S. Census,” to educate and inform members of the nonprofit community about the importance … Continue reading

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Why I believe John Hickenlooper would be the best Colorado governor for nonprofits…

Wendy Silveira-Steinway, JVA’s recruitment/staff development manager, shares her thoughts on why John Hickenlooper as Colorado governor would be good for Nonprofit Street. For the last 25 years, I have been involved in the nonprofit sector. Whether as a board member, … Continue reading

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Hickenlooper as guv good for Nonprofit Street?

Given Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper’s background with nonprofit organizations, many people in the sector were viewing his announcement yesterday that he is running for Colorado governor as great news for Nonprofit Street. What do you think? Click here to take … Continue reading

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Helping Haiti by text messaging

JVA will continue to update this posting as we get more information. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Haiti. Faced with a devastating earthquake, Haiti needs  help with immediate response and with rebuilding. Here are two ways … Continue reading

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