Category Archives: Trends

Professional portfolios—building and using: Ask Amber

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting The value of a well-constructed portfolio is priceless, having the potential to serve as a personal tool for organization and self-assessment and as a visual timeline of your work. About.com defines a portfolio as “an … Continue reading

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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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Finding a professional mentor: Ask Amber

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting Lately I have been seeing article after article, blog after blog and hearing personal story after story about the value of a professional mentor. For young professionals and/or anyone new to the nonprofit sector, a … 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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Weighing benefits and organizational culture during the job hunt: Ask Amber

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting Comparing prospective employers may seem cut and dried for young professionals, but when researching nonprofits, there are a number of factors to consider. Because nonprofit budgets tend to be significantly smaller than those of corporate … Continue reading

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Preparing for a group interview: Ask Amber

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting As recruiters aim to keep up with the high volume of applicants and implement creative ways to find the perfect person for their organization, some have turned to group-style interviews to allow more job seekers … 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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