Category Archives: Boards

Ask Amber: Steps to joining a nonprofit board

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting As you work to gain experience in the nonprofit sector, there are many roads you can take. Internships, volunteer positions and entry level positions are wonderful learning opportunities, but if you are still looking for … 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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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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Respect, trust and oversight can all go together

by Ashley Kasprzak, JVA Consulting I’ve been called gullible, trusting, “a Pollyanna”, and many more niceties in my life. I have never really minded those labels because they are somewhat true. I like to think that most people are good … Continue reading

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Executive Director Academy kicks off with expert panel discussion

April 13 marked the opening session of JVA Consulting’s sixth Executive Director Academy (EDA) and featured a “Genius Bar” of executive directors from diverse organizations who discussed issues ranging from board development, fundraising and evaluation to finding balance in life … Continue reading

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The Community First Foundation makes nonprofits pass muster

By Ashley Kasprzak, JVA Consulting Muster is a funny word. Say it 10 times fast and you may want a sandwich with mustard. OK, that digression was just too tempting because I am writing this at lunchtime. I have to … Continue reading

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Nonprofit experts stress collaboration, share insight on variety of topics

On May 19, JVA Consulting convened a panel of local nonprofit experts in Denver for the opening session of its fourth Executive Director Academy. Panel members were Alyssa Kopf of Community Shares, Mary Hanewall of the Colorado “I have a … Continue reading

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