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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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Denver Commission on Aging Strategic Plan

In early 2015, JVA facilitated a strategic planning retreat for the Denver Commission on Aging, seeking to both engage current and new members of the Commission in challenging thinking about a vision for older adults in the city role of the Commission in moving that vision…

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Lucille Echohawk looks back… and moves forward

By Scot Kersgaard, JVA Consulting For Lucille Echohawk, it has always been about the children. That is unlikely to change with her recent retirement from her position as executive director of Denver Indian Family Resource Center (DIFRC). She joked at a retirement party last month…

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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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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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Social Enterprise and Business Planning Trainings

Is 2015 the year you’re going to start an earned income venture or social enterprise?Do you need to create a business plan for your nonprofit? Identify  a new business model? Figure out how to price your services? JVA’s fun and engaging trainings will help you…

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Nonprofit Board Trainings

Are you ready to transform your board in 2015? 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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Scot Kersgaard

Scot comes to JVA with 30 years’ experience in journalism, marketing and corporate communications. At JVA Scot is involved in writing for newsletters, the website and other company materials. On the client side, Scot is available to work with clients on everything from the creation…

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