Monthly Archives: January 2011

Feeling charitable? Drink a beer.

By Katy Snyder, JVA Consulting This week has been a busy one at JVA. After a particularly long day yesterday, I opened my fridge to grab a beer and happened upon a Finnegans Irish Amber that a friend had left … Continue reading

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Nonprofits playing peacekeeper role in Sudanese elections

by Katy Snyder, JVA Consulting The people of southern Sudan are in the middle of what could be the most important week in the history of the country—an historic vote to decide whether they should remain united with the northern … Continue reading

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Great advice for starting a new job

This post summarizes great advice from a variety of sources on starting a new job. Continue reading

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Guest book review—When helping hurts: Alleviating poverty without hurting the poor…and yourself

The following is Donn Hansum’s book review of  When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty Without Hurting the Poor…and Yourself by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert. by Donn Hansum, Director at Volunteers in Action This book has recently been very helpful to … Continue reading

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Nonprofit New Year’s resolution: Embrace social media

By Collin Lessing, JVA Consulting For the past few weeks, I’ve been struggling with what I want my 2011 New Year’s resolution to be. I could probably improve my diet or exercise more, but neither of those resolutions are really … Continue reading

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