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Survey: 52 percent of adults 18­–64 use social media

According to a new report released by Pew Research Center, social media use is up 45 percent for adults 18–64 since February 2005. Millennials: A Portrait of Generation Next looks at the values, attitudes and experiences of the Millennial generation while also shedding light on…

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JVA and community leaders discuss the future of “opportunity youth” in Denver

 By Nikki Holland-Plum, JVA Consulting Recently, JVA participated in an important project to learn more about Denver’s “opportunity youth”—young people ages 16–24 who are out of school and out of work. The Denver’s Opportunity Youth Collaborative Community Forum took place on March 17, 2014 at Mile High…

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10 Tips for Rock-Solid Customer Service

By Angie Davlyn, JVA Consulting It’s not rocket science to understand that customers who receive excellent service are happier and more likely to rate your organization highly. Do you also know that customer service is as good for your organization as it is for your…

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The Business of Doing Good

By Emily Joy, JVA Consulting The Kompound, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and fitness studio in Littleton, was founded in 2010 by Amir Stephen, a former police officer and high school basketball coach. Amir was not only pursuing his passion for fitness but also saw a…

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Community–it’s all what you make it

By Scot Kersgaard I sat on the stoop–the old cement steps that led from the sidewalk up to my corner yard–with a beer in hand, watching nothing in particular as the life of the city, of my neighborhood, unfolded in front of me. Soon enough…

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Align Yourself and Your Organization and Happiness Will Follow

By. Scot Kersgaard If you’ve ever been to a JVA training or participated in a JVA –led strategic planning session, the odds are you’ve given some thought to what your organization’s core values are, what your strategic vision is. You might even stand in front…

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Gifts that Give Back: Social Enterprise for Your Holiday Shopping

By Sarah Hidey   As if Black Friday weren’t bad enough, this year Black Thursday was added to the mix. Consumerism, materialism, fighting for spots in line—not the type of holiday spirit that most of us are looking for.   When I think of the…

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Fundraising Trainings

Are you maximizing your fundraising efforts? Doing everything you can to ensure that your fundraising has a good return on investment of time and resources? Ensuring that your staff and board members have the skills they need for fundraising success? At JVA, we believe that…

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Nonprofit Board Trainings

Are you ready to transform your board in 2014? Recruit new nonprofit board members who can bring new skills and perspectives? Better leverage the talents of your current board members to raise money and help you succeed? JVA’s all new board trainings can help you…

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Making BIG Change—Denver Department of Human Services

In September, the Denver Department of Human Services was awarded $500,000 from The Colorado Department of Health to develop a plan for providing high-quality childcare and early childhood educational opportunities to low-income families living in areas that are currently underserved. The proposed Denver Quality Care…

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