Monthly Archives: April 2012

Ask Amber: How to decode organizational culture

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting When starting a new internship or job, it’s incredibly important to observe and adapt to the organizational culture in place. The trick, however, is determining what makes up the company’s culture. Because culture is not … Continue reading

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Ask Amber: Do young adults care about the environment?

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting Recent studies of high school seniors and college freshman have found that Millennials are less concerned about the environment than previous generations. While on a broad level these statistics may be accurate, at the personal … Continue reading

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Women’s Bean Project launches new jewelry line

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting While widely known for its delectable gourmet foods such as soups and baking mixes, Women’s Bean Project has also run a successful jewelry line since 2009. Set up as a social enterprise, the jewelry is … Continue reading

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Ask Amber: How to quantify your resume when you have little formal work experience

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting These days, resumes need to be more detailed and more professional than ever to stand out from the pack. One of the ways job seekers are setting themselves apart is by quantifying their resumes, showing … Continue reading

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Montana Attorney General releases findings from investigation of Three Cups of Tea charity—nonprofit takeaways

By Katy Snyder, JVA Consulting We first wrote about Three Cups of Tea author Greg Mortenson nearly a year ago, when he and his organization, the Central Asia Institute (CAI) became embroiled in a scandal concerning the organization’s finances and … Continue reading

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Ask Amber: Using social media to advance your job hunt and career

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting Did you know that social media can be more than just a place to connect with friends? When used correctly, it can also help you advance your job hunt and your nonprofit career. Blogs can … Continue reading

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