Tag Archives: Ashley Kasprzak

Reflection and Next Steps

By Ashley Kasprzak, JVA Consulting As this is my last week at JVA Consulting (I recently accepted a position as the executive director of Team Fort Collins), I would like to share some of my lessons learned as a writer, … 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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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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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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Respect, trust and oversight can all go together

by Ashley Kasprzak, JVA Consulting I’ve been called gullible, trusting, “a Pollyanna”, and many more niceties in my life. I have never really minded those labels because they are somewhat true. I like to think that most people are good … Continue reading

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Pay for Success: Thoughts on the new government funding model

By Ashley Kasprzak, JVA Consulting After watching a live webcast from the White House last week about the Pay for Success: Investing in What Works model, a line from folk singer Doug Burr’s Graniteville is flowing through my mind: Wake … Continue reading

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Grimm Brothers Brewhouse: Award-winning beer and community service

By Ashley Kasprzak, JVA Consulting Colorado-based company Grimm Brothers Brewhouse won a gold medal for its Little Red Cap German-Style Altbier  at the recent Great American Beer Festival in Denver. On top of its great beer, Grimm Brothers demonstrates how … Continue reading

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JVA goes to Greeley

By Ashley Kasprzak, JVA Consulting Partnerships can make our lives easier and extend the reach of our programs. One partnership that JVA Consulting values greatly is its partnership with the United Way of Weld County. United Way’s leaders have been … Continue reading

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The power of individual leaders in fundraising

by Ashley Kasprzak, JVA Consulting At JVA Consulting, a week doesn’t go by that I don’t talk about the power of individual leaders in fundraising. There’s clear evidence that individuals of all backgrounds and wealth categories can have influence in … Continue reading

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