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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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EDA grad’s outdoor cafe draws people to Civic Center Park

by Collin Lessing, JVA Consulting “People make parks,” said Lindy Eichenbaum Lent, Executive Director of Civic Center Conservancy, as we sat at the Civic Center EATS Outdoor Cafe on a sunny Tuesday afternoon. We first met Lindy when she was … Continue reading

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Executive director training kicks off as 2009 EDA grad launches new nonprofit

by Collin Lessing, JVA Consulting JVA is preparing to train the next class of prospective, new and experienced executive directors who want to learn/sharpen up their skills with the latest best practices at the fall 2010 Executive Director Academy (EDA), … Continue reading

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Executive Director Academy kicks off with expert panel discussion

April 13 marked the opening session of JVA Consulting’s sixth Executive Director Academy (EDA) and featured a “Genius Bar” of executive directors from diverse organizations who discussed issues ranging from board development, fundraising and evaluation to finding balance in life … Continue reading

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Reflections on 2009 and the year ahead

As 2009 started, Charles Dickens’ words echoed: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. I had started what became JVA Consulting in 1987 when my oldest daughter had been born, and in 2009 my youngest … Continue reading

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Video and holiday sale promote academy for executive directors and ED hopefuls

Check out the recently released video on JVA Consulting’s Executive Director Academy (EDA) to learn what the buzz is all about and to hear what recent graduates had to say about this intensive seven-week, 13-session training. And, through the end … Continue reading

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Executive Director Academy graduates look to apply new knowledge

On November 19, JVA Consulting and friends celebrated the graduation of the Fall 2009 Executive Director Academy (EDA). Students from a variety of backgrounds in the nonprofit world—all desiring to reach their potential as nonprofit leaders—were recognized for completing the … Continue reading

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Expert instruction, resources and networking offered for current and hopeful nonprofit executive directors

On October 6, sessions will begin for JVA’s fifth Executive Director Academy (EDA). Started in 2007, EDA has helped nonprofit leaders from across the region and the country develop the abilities needed to succeed as an executive director. The seven-week … Continue reading

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Nonprofit experts stress collaboration, share insight on variety of topics

On May 19, JVA Consulting convened a panel of local nonprofit experts in Denver for the opening session of its fourth Executive Director Academy. Panel members were Alyssa Kopf of Community Shares, Mary Hanewall of the Colorado “I have a … Continue reading

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Executive Director Academy and Development Director Intensive

Are you not sure of our next career step? Have you been thinking of putting your skills to use in the nonprofit sector, but not sure how to do it? Join JVA’s expert trainers for two incredible professional development opportunities … Continue reading

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