Monthly Archives: November 2010

Local ideas reach finals in TIAA CREF’s Raise the Rate contest

At JVA Consulting, we love sharing stories about some of our favorite clients, and Tara Tongco Rojas of CoBiz Financial is one. We first worked with Tara when CoBiz was starting its employee foundation, helping her train new foundation board … Continue reading

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Local social enterprises offer unique gifts with a purpose

by Collin Lessing, JVA Consulting With the holidays just around the corner, JVA Consulting is excited about the gift opportunities offered by local social enterprises. Here are a few of our favorite Colorado organizations that are embracing social enterprise and … Continue reading

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Win a free nonprofit training subscription for one year with JVA

Throughout the rest of November, JVA Consulting is holding a contest for one free Training Subscription! All entries will be included in a random drawing that will take place on December 1. We will pick one name from a hat, … Continue reading

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Human Services Network of Colorado launches poverty forum

By Collin Lessing, JVA Consulting At JVA Consulting, we are always excited to see grantees of the Colorado Compassion Initiative (CCI) taking innovative steps towards greater impact. CCI is a capacity building program for faith-based and community organizations that provide … Continue reading

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The “miracle animal”: Social Enterprise Alliance launches Colorado Chapter!

JVAers Guadalupe Torres and Janine Vanderburg joined a group of 30 social entrepreneurs at the Women’s Bean Project on Friday, November 12 to launch the Colorado chapter of the Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA), the 700-member organization that brings together the … Continue reading

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SMS technology: A game changer

by Ashley Kasprzak, JVA Consulting While some of the sessions at the 2010 American Evaluation Association (AEA) conference, which was recently held in San Antonio, Texas, were highly academic, others were easy to dive into. My views on the sessions … Continue reading

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Celebrities turning to consultants to direct giving

by Katy Snyder, JVA Consulting When most of us decide to open our wallets and give to an organization, we usually do so because of a personal connection, a family history of giving, or word-of-mouth that tells us the cause … Continue reading

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Healthpoint launches scalable rural health social enterprise

By Collin Lessing, JVA Consulting On November 9, Healthpoint Services Global, Inc. (Healthpoint) announced an innovative partnership with The Procter & Gamble Company, (Proctor & Gamble) aimed at advancing a scalable, self-sustaining social enterprise model for delivery of water, healthcare … Continue reading

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The importance of being earnest—how Water for People is paving the way for honest donor conversations

By Katy Snyder, JVA Consulting What would you say if someone told you the best way to get and keep donors is to tell them what is not working about your programs? That’s precisely what a recent Chronicle of Philanthropy … Continue reading

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Election Day Resources

If you’re not sure about where you need to go to cast your ballot or if you don’t know if you’re registered or not, here are some resources that will you help get started.

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