Monthly Archives: February 2010

Learn to build a “culture of evaluation” at JVA’s new Evaluation Intensive

What’s a “culture of evaluation?” It’s simply people asking questions, each and every day, so that they can make a greater impact and change the world. Now, how do you get one? Well, JVA Consulting’s new Evaluation Intensive will teach … Continue reading

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Elton John’s foundation continues to grow through evaluation

by Collin Lessing, JVA Marketing/Communications Coordinator The Nuggets and the Avalanche weren’t the only hot tickets at the Pepsi Center this week. Elton John and Billy Joel were in town on Monday night and performed in front of a sold-out … Continue reading

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Olympic medalist Hannah Teter is also a champion of philanthropy

If you’ve been watching the Winter Olympics, there are probably three names that stand out: The Animal, The Flying Tomato and Shaun White. The snowboarding and skateboarding prodigy won his second Olympic gold medal this year and has been a … Continue reading

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Foundations can increase transparency with Glasspockets

Transparency has been a common theme on Nonprofit Street over the last few weeks. In today’s economy, transparency is one of the elements that should be in place to build trust among your stakeholders. JVA Consulting recently brought you the … Continue reading

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Helmsley Charitable Trust lets sleeping dogs lie

By Ashley Kasprzak, JVA Consulting Contentious issues arose about the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust after Mrs. Helmsley passed away in 2007. The trustees had to sort out the intent of the Trust—primarily due to a single … Continue reading

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Study: Only 25% of People Find Peers Credible

According to Edelman’s latest Trust Barometer, the number of people who view their friends and peers as credible sources of information about a company dropped from 45% to 25%, since 2008. Advertising Age reports that these findings strike at the … Continue reading

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Diversified funding jumpstarts nonprofit Texas Tribune

By Collin Lessing, JVA Marketing/Communications Coordinator As a Texas native and media hound, I’ve been keeping my eye on a new online nonprofit newspaper called The Texas Tribune (Tribune). Last year, I heard that the Tribune founder, John Thornton, and … Continue reading

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E-giving: more than a blip on a trends report

By Ashley Kasprzak, JVA Consulting Text and online giving are on a big upward trajectory even in a down economy. One local entity that is leading the way is Mobile Accord. JVA has worked with Mobile Accord and applauds its … Continue reading

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Wyclef Jean’s charity—a cautionary tale about the importance of nonprofit transparency

By Collin Lessing, JVA Consulting One thing I’ve always appreciated about Wyclef Jean—along with his music—is that he uses his fame to raise awareness for his home country of Haiti. In 2005, Wyclef used his resources as a music star … Continue reading

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The Community First Foundation makes nonprofits pass muster

By Ashley Kasprzak, JVA Consulting Muster is a funny word. Say it 10 times fast and you may want a sandwich with mustard. OK, that digression was just too tempting because I am writing this at lunchtime. I have to … Continue reading

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