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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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Skateboard philanthropists use skate parks to empower native youth

By Stella Carrasco and Collin Lessing, JVA Consulting Recently, we (“we” being JVA’s Stella Carrasco and Collin Lessing) found ourselves equally excited for an emerging movement and partnership to prevent suicide among Native American youth that was marked with a … Continue reading

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JVA Consulting selected as grantwriter for City and County of Denver public agencies

by Collin Lessing, JVA Consulting JVA Consulting was recently selected by the City and County of Denver through an open bidding process to provide customized training, technical assistance and grantwriting services for public agencies of the City and County of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on social media marketing from Grand Junction

By Collin Lessing, JVA Consulting This week, I had the opportunity to spend some time in Grand Junction, where JVA’s Senior Consulting/Planning Associate based on the Western Slope, Lorne Naegele, and I hosted a full-day social media workshop for nonprofits. … Continue reading

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Nonprofits offer valuable resources to fathers

 By Collin Lessing, JVA Consulting Earlier in the week, my dad told me he would be flying in from Texas this coming weekend to spend Father’s Day with me, and that has me pretty excited. As a son or daughter, … Continue reading

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Grantwriting tips from the funders: What makes a proposal stand out

By Collin Lessing, JVA Consulting Earlier in May, JVA was pleased to welcome staff members from Colorado foundations including Miguel Lovato from the Daniels Fund, Erin Binford from the Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation, Julie Voyles from the Gill Foundation and … Continue reading

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How the Flobots empower youth and create social change through music

By Collin Lessing, JVA Consulting At a recent community meeting for Colorado Youth At Risk’s mentoring program at Aurora Central High School, we were privileged to have Jamie Laurie (a.k.a. Jonny 5) of the Flobots as a guest facilitator. In … Continue reading

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