Monthly Archives: August 2011

W.E.B. Du Bois’ great-grandson continues to move message forward

By Collin Lessing, JVA Consulting One of the many benefits of volunteer work is that it can lead to meeting amazing people. As a volunteer with Colorado Youth at Risk, I’m always meeting remarkable people with an interesting story to … Continue reading

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JVA Consulting selected as grantwriter for City and County of Denver public agencies

by Collin Lessing, JVA Consulting JVA Consulting was recently selected by the City and County of Denver through an open bidding process to provide customized training, technical assistance and grantwriting services for public agencies of the City and County of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on social media marketing from Grand Junction

By Collin Lessing, JVA Consulting This week, I had the opportunity to spend some time in Grand Junction, where JVA’s Senior Consulting/Planning Associate based on the Western Slope, Lorne Naegele, and I hosted a full-day social media workshop for nonprofits. … Continue reading

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Debt ceiling deal has nonprofits wondering what’s next

by Katy Snyder, JVA Consulting When the deal to raise the debt ceiling was signed into law August 2, many were relieved that the U.S. would not have to default on its debts, and nonprofits were relieved that for the … Continue reading

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A moving tribute—World Trade Center steel comes to Denver

by Collin Lessing, JVA Consulting Back in January 2010, we shared on Nonprofit Street that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey had approved a request from the Mizel Museum to acquire steel from the World Trade Center … Continue reading

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The power of individual leaders in fundraising

by Ashley Kasprzak, JVA Consulting At JVA Consulting, a week doesn’t go by that I don’t talk about the power of individual leaders in fundraising. There’s clear evidence that individuals of all backgrounds and wealth categories can have influence in … Continue reading

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Rewarding staff and volunteers when your budget is thin: Ideas from JVA’s Executive Director Breakfast Club.

By Wendy Silveira-Steinway and Janine Vanderburg, JVA Consulting We all want to appreciate staff and volunteers for a job well done. Yet many nonprofits may not have the financial capability or structures for things like bonuses or incentive compensation, rewards … Continue reading

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Unprecedented drought in East Africa receives few donations

by Katy Snyder, JVA Consulting Although disturbing images of starving children and adults in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Djibouti have appeared on the front pages of multiple news publications, and the UN has labeled it the drought the worst of … Continue reading

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