Tag Archives: social media

The dos and don’ts of laptop use: Ask Amber

by Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting A recent article that discusses how Generation Y is changing HR practices includes statistics showing that 46 percent of Generation Y young professionals consider their laptop the most important piece of technology in their life. … Continue reading

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Ask Amber: How using social media can attract positive attention from current or prospective employers

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting I’m sure it’s safe to say that young professionals have heard all about how personal social media accounts can negatively impact one’s professional life, but social media has potential for good as well. When used … Continue reading

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UNICEF uses Halloween “costume creator” to attract younger donors

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting UNICEF is putting the “fun” back in fundraiser with a cyber twist on its traditional orange Trick-or-Treat collection boxes. Mashable revealed earlier this week that UNICEF has launched an online costume party, allowing site visitors to … Continue reading

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Former JVA intern wants to know if you participate in online fundraising

By Collin Lessing, JVA Consulting How do you feel about online fundraising? Are you comfortable making donations through an organization’s Web site or Facebook Causes page? These are questions that former JVA intern Brooke Fritz has for you. Currently a … Continue reading

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Levi Strauss contest seeks innovative ideas for air-drying

by Collin Lessing, JVA Consulting “Renters are not allowed to hang-dry clothes on their balconies.” This rule is set forth in stone (well, on paper really) by the management at my apartment. I can understand where they’re coming from—maintaining a … Continue reading

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Even a 90-second video can win hearts, minds and financial support

by Ashley Kasprzak, JVA Consulting In the last year I have been singing the praises of social media marketing. A new YouTube video sent to me just a moment ago again confirmed the importance of this type of marketing. My … Continue reading

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Lessons learned at the Colorado Progressive Media Training Day

By Collin Lessing, JVA Consulting On May 21, I had the opportunity to attend the Colorado Progressive Media Training Day, which was made possible through the Gay and Lesbian Fund of Colorado, Colorado C3 Roundtable, and ProgressNow Colorado Education. The … Continue reading

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Number of boomers on Facebook soars

I have always been captivated by social media and recently had the opportunity to facilitate a workshop on the topic at JVA Consulting. For nonprofits, social media is a modern, cutting edge way to spread awareness about your cause and … Continue reading

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Top Nonprofit Street blog posts of 2009

Here is a roundup of what our readers in 2009 were most interested in. Not surprisingly, most of them addressed in some way or another the lifeblood of nonprofits: FUNDING! With a new president in office, the post JVA Consulting … Continue reading

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