Monthly Archives: May 2010

SAME is wonderfully different: pay what you want

By Ashley Kasprzak, JVA Consulting My colleagues, Janine and Collin, from JVA Consulting joined me for lunch at SAME Café today. This is the place that I blogged about a few days ago. The full moniker is So All May … Continue reading

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Lessons learned at the Colorado Progressive Media Training Day

By Collin Lessing, JVA Consulting On May 21, I had the opportunity to attend the Colorado Progressive Media Training Day, which was made possible through the Gay and Lesbian Fund of Colorado, Colorado C3 Roundtable, and ProgressNow Colorado Education. The … Continue reading

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Can breakfast, lunch and bread equal dough for a good cause?

by Ashley Kasprzak, JVA Consulting Panera Bread Company has wonderful scones, sandwiches and atmosphere. The thriving     restaurant chain also has a good track record of charitable giving, which includes donating unsold food to local food banks and charities. Now the … Continue reading

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Construction on Nonprofit Street now complete

by Collin Lessing, JVA Consulting If you’ve read JVA Consulting’s blog lately, you’ve probably noticed significant construction going on. Nonprofit Street now has a whole new look and offers easy access to blog archives and JVA bloggers. Readers can quickly … Continue reading

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Would you mortgage your life to fund your nonprofit?

At JVA Consulting: The number one issue our clients approach us about is sustainability. The most popular blogs are the ones focused on funding. Our most popular training workshops are those focused on fundraising and earned income. In my never-ending … Continue reading

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Scraper bikes, social enterprise, money and mission

Had the opportunity to once again this year to participate in the Social Enterprise Summit, where I facilitated the pre-conference workshop on Getting Started in Social Enterprise. This is always very fun for two reasons: People come to it with … Continue reading

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Enjoy a free JVA consult on your morning walk as part of National Women’s Health Week

In partnership with Human Services Network of Colorado, JVA Consulting is hosting TA on the Move!—a free National Women’s Health Week event on May 14 that invites the local nonprofit community to join JVA consultants for a walk around Sloan … Continue reading

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Charities struggle with winning young donors

by Katy Snyder, JVA Consulting Grantwriter/Editor As a sometimes member of Generation Y (sometimes because my 1980 birth date puts me somewhere between Generation X and Generation Y, and because I’m reluctant to identify with the negative stereotypes often assigned … Continue reading

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