Monthly Archives: April 2010

How our presidents give: Should Barack Obama talk to Joe Biden about his charitable giving?

by Katy Snyder, JVA Consulting Grantwriter/Editor The White House blog and an article in the Star Tribune recently revealed the giving preferences of the Obamas, Bidens, Bushes and Cheneys. The Obamas donated a combined total of $329,100 to a variety … Continue reading

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DJ’s offensive tweets have long-lasting effect

By Collin Lessing, JVA Marketing/Communications Coordinator Let me start off by saying I am big fan of NBA basketball. I love the athleticism and strategy involved in the game, and I appreciate the impact that NBA Cares and individual athletes … Continue reading

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LiveWell Colorado’s Worksite Blueprint and a Walk around the Lake

By Collin Lessing, JVA Marketing/Communications Coordinator The Denver Business Journal recently ran a story on LiveWell Colorado’s Worksite Wellness Blueprint—a study of workplace wellness that involved surveying 166 companies in Colorado. According to the article, 70 percent of the companies … Continue reading

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Executive Director Academy kicks off with expert panel discussion

April 13 marked the opening session of JVA Consulting’s sixth Executive Director Academy (EDA) and featured a “Genius Bar” of executive directors from diverse organizations who discussed issues ranging from board development, fundraising and evaluation to finding balance in life … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing in Pepsi Refresh Project is a taste of things to come. Part II: The Debate

By Collin Lessing, JVA Marketing/Communications Coordinator and Ashley Kasprzak, JVA Vice President of Design and Innovation Ashley’s response to Collin’s March 19 blog post: I recently read Collin Lessing’s blog about the Pepsi Refresh Project. It reminded me of Chase … Continue reading

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Volunteer experiences—times are a-changin!

by Ashley Kasprzak, JVA Consulting I primarily help my children’s elementary school by fostering afterschool activities that spur creativity and critical thinking. I’m practically an expert on Odyssey of the Mind and chess club. At the same time, I must … Continue reading

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