Monthly Archives: June 2012

How to be an informed donor: Ask Amber

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting An article recently published in the Chronicle of Philanthropy says that donors plan to be more strategic about giving this year, focusing their efforts on organizations that demonstrate success. If you are a young professional … Continue reading

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JVA’s new Development Director Breakfast Club stresses team approach in fundraising

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting In January 2012, in response to requests for ongoing professional development opportunities, JVA launched a new breakfast club series geared toward development directors. Held once a month, these clubs give development directors an outlet to … Continue reading

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Bike to work and help save the environment: Ask Amber

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting This month, environmentally conscious young professionals can help the planet and save some dough by participating in Bike to Work Day on June 27. Not only will participants reduce their carbon footprint and cut fuel … Continue reading

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JVA and Colfax Mainstreet Coalition write winning Brownfields Assessment grant

By Julia Alvarez, JVA Consulting Home to a number of blighted, dilapidated and potentially contaminated sites, Colfax Avenue is no stranger to abandoned buildings or deserted lots, but residents and businesses situated along a 15-mile stretch of the Colfax corridor, … Continue reading

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The dos and don’ts of laptop use: Ask Amber

by Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting A recent article that discusses how Generation Y is changing HR practices includes statistics showing that 46 percent of Generation Y young professionals consider their laptop the most important piece of technology in their life. … Continue reading

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