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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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What is an informational interview, and what questions should I ask? Ask Amber

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting Informational interviews give job seekers, or those considering a career move, the chance to ask their questions of leaders in the field. For young professionals, informational interviews can be as influential to your career as … Continue reading

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Tips for Colorado Gives Day by Giving First Manager of Online Giving Dana Rinderknecht

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting Yesterday, Tuesday, July 24, JVA was honored to host a Guest Presentation on Colorado Gives Day with online giving guru Dana Rinderknecht. Rinderknecht, who is the Manager of Online Giving for the Community First Foundation’s … 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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Ask Amber: How to handle tough interview questions

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting These days, with the hiring process becoming more and more competitive, employers are taking extra steps to find the best applicant for the position. With this increased scrutiny, it is important for young professionals to … Continue reading

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Funding trends and the role of evaluation: Tips from our funder panel

By Robert Jakubowski, JVA Consulting The JVA evaluation team has the opportunity to work with diverse clients across the nonprofit sector. Rivaling the diversity of our clients is the diversity of questions our evaluation team is asked to address. Of … Continue reading

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What’s in a number? JVA and DPS receive perfect score on GEAR UP grant

By Robert Jakubowski, JVA Consulting 106. A perfect score. A testament to what can happen when a passionate and focused team is leveraged toward a common goal. So what does it all mean? JVA and Denver Public Schools (DPS) recently … 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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