Monthly Archives: August 2012

Preparing for a group interview: Ask Amber

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting As recruiters aim to keep up with the high volume of applicants and implement creative ways to find the perfect person for their organization, some have turned to group-style interviews to allow more job seekers … Continue reading

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How to tell a story: Spellbinders shares tips for nonprofits

By Katy Snyder, JVA Consulting Spellbinders is one of our favorite kinds of nonprofits—the kind that brings together two diverse groups for the benefit of both. In Spellbinders’ case, those two groups are elementary school (and sometimes older) kids and … Continue reading

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Funders’ tips for effective grantwriting

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting On Wednesday, August 15, JVA Consulting was joined by funding experts Art Rimando, former director of youth success at Mile High United Way and Kumella Aiu, program officer at the Anschutz Family Foundation. During an … Continue reading

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Applying for more than one position at the same company: Ask Amber

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting If you’re faced with two jobs you want to apply for within the same organization, is it ok to submit an application for both? The answer is not as black and white as you would … Continue reading

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Reflection and Next Steps

By Ashley Kasprzak, JVA Consulting As this is my last week at JVA Consulting (I recently accepted a position as the executive director of Team Fort Collins), I would like to share some of my lessons learned as a writer, … Continue reading

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Bristol Brewing Company makes happy hour “Karma Hour”

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting For socially conscious Bristol Brewing Company and its patrons, “happy hour” is another chance to invest in the Colorado Springs community. A twist on the traditional happy hour, Karma Hour celebrates local nonprofits by donating … Continue reading

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Increasing your positive Internet presence: Ask Amber

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting These days, it’s no secret that the Internet plays a big role in the hiring process and in human resources in general. If you want to make a good impression on current or future employers, … Continue reading

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Presidential politics and Nonprofit Street

By Janine Vanderburg, President/CEO, JVA Consulting JVA’s blog started in the 2008 recession, when the media was making endless comparisons between Wall Street and Main Street. One of our staff quipped: Well, who is talking about Nonprofit Street? This blog … Continue reading

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How to follow up when a grant doesn’t get funded: Ask Amber

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting It is by no means enjoyable to be denied for a grant, but using the experience as a learning opportunity can make for stronger future proposals—better positioning your organization for success in the next grant … Continue reading

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