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March 2010

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 the Boomer generation.

Pew Research Center’s survey of more than 2,000 adults shows that 30 percent of boomers use social networking sites, up from only five percent in 2005. In total, the report found

May 2017

Sandra Harris Howard

Sandra Harris Howard, PhD

Research and Evaluation Consultant

Sandra Harris Howard, PhD, is a qualitative researcher who inspires and motivates individuals, teams and groups to achieve maximum transformation through coaching, facilitation, training, research and evaluation. Her strength and expertise in organizational and community development has recently provided guidance for organizations including JVA (i.e

Changemaker Profile: Sonrisa Lucero

Blog, Changemakers, Unconsultants|

(L to R) Jerry Tinianow, Jamila Rockette, Sonrisa Lucero, and Mayor Michael B. Hancock.

This week, we speak with Sonrisa Lucero, sustainability strategist with the Office of Sustainability of the City and County of Denver, where she’s worked for three years. Sonrisa is a Denver native passionate about awakening people of all ages and backgrounds to the benefits of adopting sustainable ways.

Colorado Encore Network

Encore Entrepreneurship

Have you thought about starting a business? Did you know that 1 in 3 businesses was started by someone aged 50 or older? That those 55-64 have the highest rate of entrepreneurial activity?

Join us for the next Colorado Encore Network event where you’ll hear from people who did just that, and learn about resources to help you start a business as your “encore.”

The event is for:
People aged 50+ who: Are trying to figure out what’s next. Yo

February 2017

Cooperative Agreements to Implement the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 Cooperative Agreements to Implement the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (Short Title: National Strategy Grants) grants. The purpose of this program is to support states in implementing the 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP) goals and objectives focused on preventing suicide and suicide attempts among adult

What our team is reading this month

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By Janine Vanderburg, President/CEO

Research shows that people who read books live longer, on average, than people who don’t. Spurred on by a conversation over lunch in our Changemakers co-working space this week about who was reading what, I asked our JVA team members what they were reading this month. Here’s what they said:

Adam Brock, Director of Social Enterprise

Shopping Social Enterprise for Valentine’s Day

Changemakers, Social Enterprise|

 By Janine Vanderburg, President and CEO, Joining Vision and Action 

Shopping social enterprise on Valentine’s Day is a terrific way to not only say “I love you” but also to express your values.

So with everything going on in the world, has it occurred to anyone else that Valentine’s Day is exactly a week away? That hit me today, as did the thought: Shopping social enterprises for Valentine’s Day is another way of using our purchasing power to make a statement about our va

January 2017

Proposals for Innovative K-12 Education Programs


Located in Marion, Massachusetts, the Braitmayer Foundation was established in 1964 through a gift from Marian S. Braitmayer. Currently five members of the family direct the activities of the foundation.

The foundation is inviting proposals from programs that use innovative practices in K-12 education in the United States. Priority will be given to curricular and school reform initiatives, as well as program

November 2016

President-elect Donald Trump’s impact on nonprofits: the potential effect of his campaign promises

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By Lisa Cirincione, J.D., Joining Vision and Action

Joining Vision and Action (JVA) is in the unique position of working with a variety of nonprofit changemakers and has heard from many people who are concerned about what Donald Trump’s presidency means for the causes that they care deeply about. This blog post is our attempt to share what President-elect Trump promised to do during his campaign. While there is no guarantee that once president he will keep these promises, we at JVA w

Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Grantee – Adams, Mesa, Montrose, Larimer, Delta, and Weld Counties


The Administration for Children and Families solicits applications from local public or private non-profit organizations, including community-based and faith-based organizations, or for-profit agencies within a community that wish to compete for funds that are available to provide Migrant and Seasonal Head Start services to children and families residing in Adams, Mesa, Montrose, Larimer, Delta, and Weld Counties, Colorado. Funds in the amount of $1,644,514 annually will be available to provide