Category Archives: Philanthropy

Fun and creative ways to thank your donors: Ask Amber

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting Have you been charged with recognizing donors? Do you wonder where your organization would be without its donors? Individual donors at all levels are as essential to your organization as large foundation grants, so be … Continue reading

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Cutting through the noise: Optimizing your end-of-the-year appeal

By Katy Snyder, JVA Consulting While you may cringe to hear the words “end-of-year appeal” while it’s still 90 degrees outside, now is the time to start working on your appeal, before it gets lost in the noise of all … 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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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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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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