Category Archives: Foundation news

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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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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The Komen backlash—why you need an emergency communications plan

By Katy Snyder, JVA Consulting There are many lessons to be learned from the Komen fiasco that unfolded last week and continues to dominate nonprofit and mainstream media this week. In addition to lessons we mentioned in our blog last … Continue reading

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Nonprofit lessons from the Komen debacle

By Katy Snyder, JVA Consulting Roughly 48 hours after Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced that it would defund Planned Parenthood’s breast cancer prevention programs at at least 19 Planned Parenthood affiliates, Komen has announced a total reversal to … Continue reading

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Elton John’s foundation continues to grow through evaluation

by Collin Lessing, JVA Marketing/Communications Coordinator The Nuggets and the Avalanche weren’t the only hot tickets at the Pepsi Center this week. Elton John and Billy Joel were in town on Monday night and performed in front of a sold-out … Continue reading

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Foundations can increase transparency with Glasspockets

Transparency has been a common theme on Nonprofit Street over the last few weeks. In today’s economy, transparency is one of the elements that should be in place to build trust among your stakeholders. JVA Consulting recently brought you the … Continue reading

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Helmsley Charitable Trust lets sleeping dogs lie

By Ashley Kasprzak, JVA Consulting Contentious issues arose about the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust after Mrs. Helmsley passed away in 2007. The trustees had to sort out the intent of the Trust—primarily due to a single … Continue reading

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