Category Archives: Executive director training

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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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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How our EDA grantwriting session can help you

As our 10th Executive Director Academy draws near we ask our expert trainers how their sessions can benefit today’s busy nonprofit executive director. Here is what Lisa Cirincione, senior associate, grantwriting and resource development, had to say about our grantwriting … Continue reading

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Low-cost ideas to prepare your nonprofit for 2012

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting While you might already feel overwhelmed with your personal New Year’s resolutions and goals for the year ahead, you shouldn’t feel overwhelmed when it comes to your nonprofit. With the help of  JVA staff members … Continue reading

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Rewarding staff and volunteers when your budget is thin: Ideas from JVA’s Executive Director Breakfast Club.

By Wendy Silveira-Steinway and Janine Vanderburg, JVA Consulting We all want to appreciate staff and volunteers for a job well done. Yet many nonprofits may not have the financial capability or structures for things like bonuses or incentive compensation, rewards … Continue reading

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Recruiting a dream board member: Thoughts from JVA’s Executive Director Academy Panel

The Genius Panel from JVA Consulting’s Executive Director Academy share their thoughts on how to recruit the type of board members that your nonprofit organization needs. Continue reading

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Win a free nonprofit training subscription for one year with JVA

Throughout the rest of November, JVA Consulting is holding a contest for one free Training Subscription! All entries will be included in a random drawing that will take place on December 1. We will pick one name from a hat, … Continue reading

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