Monthly Archives: February 2012

Hiring process tips for success

By Wendy Steinway, JVA Consulting At JVA Consulting LLC, our hiring process has been defined as thoughtful, intense, enlightening and torturous by both the job applicants and the staff selected to participate in the hiring process. But all I can … Continue reading

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Ask Amber: Things to do this week to get ahead

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting Whether you are currently employed or job hunting, these are simple things you can do this week that could lead to a big impact on your career. From actions that take only moments to a … Continue reading

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Ensuring your organization is sustainable—tips from our EDA Genius Bar

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting Twice a year at JVA’s Executive Director Academy (EDA) we invite a panel of local geniuses who are seasoned nonprofit leaders to address our Academy attendees. This February our Genius Bar, as we call it, … Continue reading

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The view from Nonprofit Street in 2011—our top-rated posts

By Katy Snyder, JVA Consulting Last year was a busy year on our blog, and we saw some themes emerge in the types of topics that were most popular. We thought we’d share some themes that we saw this year … Continue reading

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How to love organizing your nonprofit

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting On February 14, 2012, JVA’s Executive Director Breakfast Club tackled all things organization. Guest speaker Julie Gutman, founder of Simplify Me, LLC joined JVA and our group of nonprofit executive directors to talk about personal … Continue reading

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Ask Amber: Getting the nonprofit job that you want

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting In January, the Chronicle of Philanthropy reported that the nonprofit sector has added more jobs than the for-profit sector over the last 10 years. So what does this report mean for job seekers?

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How your nonprofit can use Pinterest

By Katy Snyder, JVA Consulting Where can you learn how to use a sock to curl your hair, check out what your neighbor had for dinner last night, and look at pictures of baby pandas? Why Pinterest, of course! While … Continue reading

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How to Love Organizing: Tips on making it all a little more manageable

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting If organizing your stuff causes you stress, either because you find it to be a daunting task or you worry you spend too much time on it, there is help. Developing a strategy that works … Continue reading

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Ask Amber: Is there a way to respectfully disagree with a senior colleague or boss?

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting It’s bound to happen: A coworker or superior says something that you don’t agree with. As a young professional, it’s important to learn how to dispute something in a professional, constructive manner. Just because you … Continue reading

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What does Generosity Day mean to you?

By Katy Snyder, JVA Consulting A day late is better than not all, right (although I am not sure if that saying goes for Valentine’s Day…)? We know we are a little late with our message, but we at JVA … Continue reading

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