Tag Archives: Barack Obama

President Obama comes to Sloan’s Lake

By Collin Lessing, JVA Consulting How often is it that the President of the United States is in your own front yard? For me that’s never happened—until today. President Barack Obama has spent much of his week in Colorado—debating Mitt … Continue reading

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Presidential politics and Nonprofit Street

By Janine Vanderburg, President/CEO, JVA Consulting JVA’s blog started in the 2008 recession, when the media was making endless comparisons between Wall Street and Main Street. One of our staff quipped: Well, who is talking about Nonprofit Street? This blog … Continue reading

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Obama promises to make giving easier for Muslim Americans

During his speech in Cairo last week, President Barack Obama vowed to make charitable giving for American Muslims easier, according to a Chronicle of Philanthropy article. Charitable giving (or zakat) is one of the five main tenets of the Muslim … Continue reading

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Social enterprise in U.S. lags behind other countries

By Katy Snyder JVA Consulting Communications/Resource Development Associate One of the recurring themes at the recent Social Enterprise Summit in New Orleans was the perception that the U.K. and other Commonwealth countries such as Australia have a much more developed … Continue reading

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Obama’s proposed changes may hinder nonprofit donations

During a news conference Tuesday, President Barack Obama defended his controversial proposal to cap tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans on charitable gifts and use the revenue to help fund his health-care overhaul. While the majority of Americans can write … Continue reading

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Nonprofits find useful applications for Twitter

By Katy Snyder JVA Consulting Communications/Resource Development Associate The Rocky Mountain News used it to announce its February 27 closure. Barack Obama used it to get out the vote and solicit last-minute support on voting day to 254,484 of his … Continue reading

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Majority of nonprofit community optimistic about new presidency

By Katy Snyder JVA Communications/Resource Associate A few weeks back, we asked if you were feeling optimist about the new presidency, and boy, did you have a lot to say. Of the 140 people who responded to a JVA Consulting … Continue reading

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2008 highlights and lowlights in the nonprofit sector

We’re taking a break this week from Nonprofit 911 to bring you some of the highlights (and lowlights) of 2008 for the nonprofit sector. Highlights 1. Barack Obama is elected. Along with extensive personal experience in the nonprofit sector, he … Continue reading

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