Category Archives: Training Opportunities

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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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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Ask Amber: How to lead a meeting

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting Developing organizational, leadership and speaking skills is essential to leading meetings, an event we will all likely face someday as professionals (if we haven’t already). Whether the group you are leading is two or three … Continue reading

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Ask Amber: Continuing education

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting If continuing education of some sort is on your radar (and I personally feel it should be on everyone’s!) you may be faced with the decision of what program is right for you and how … 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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Ask Amber: Best investments to make as a young professional

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting As a young professional, it is sometimes difficult to prioritize what to do with the limited surplus of money you have on hand after the bills are paid. With a sometimes-overwhelming number of possibilities, I … Continue reading

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Infuse your organizational culture in new hires: Advice from JVA’s ED Breakfast Club

By Ashley Kasprzak, JVA Consulting When executive directors hire new staff members, they want to be sure that the new hire will embrace the established organizational culture. At JVA’s most recent Executive Director Breakfast Club session, participants focused on this … Continue reading

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JVA’s Executive Director Academy provides new and learning executive directors with the skills they need to succeed

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting As a new executive director in a new organization, Coby Gould found himself seeking answers and tools to prepare for his newfound leadership role at The GrowHaus, a North Denver nonprofit that focuses on food … Continue reading

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EDA—JVA’s crown jewel

By Ashley Kasprzak, JVA Consulting I am about to start my 12th year at JVA Consulting, and I have been a trainer for 10 of those years. During my tenure, JVA’s trainings have expanded and increased in both breadth and … Continue reading

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Three reasons to come to JVA’s 10th Executive Director Academy

By Katy Snyder, JVA Consulting Expert input: Every JVA Executive Director Academy includes what we like to call the “Genius Bar,” a panel of nonprofit movers and shakers who share their expertise on what it is like to lead some … Continue reading

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