The Unconsultants

Joining Vision and Action is a Colorado-based company relentlessly focused on bringing research and innovation to community and social change efforts. We call this implementation science.

From business and strategic planning to grantwriting, program evaluation, social enterprise, and fundraising, our team of experts is ready to help you challenge long-time assumptions and introduce more effective and imaginative tools into your work, helping you realize even greater community impact.

Welcome to CHANGEMAKERS co-working at JVA, a workspace designed and managed to give you a running start at success.

Located in the offices of Joining Vision and Action, CHANGEMAKERS co-working has desk and work space for people in the early stages of starting or operating nonprofits or social enterprises.

From fundraising to social enterprise and evaluation, we have training options that will fit your organizational goals, culture and budget. Choose how you want to accelerate your social impact.

We provide the tools, processes, training and inspiration necessary to start, grow, succeed and scale. It starts with developing an understanding of the social issue you’re trying to solve and the impact you want to have on the issue. Then we work with you to engage affected communities in developing a shared vision for the future. We then help you develop your strategy based on data and research, and then create a actionable plan.
We help our customers secure the financing and resources they need through business planning, grant writing, fundraising planning, policy and advocacy training, research and briefs. We strengthen capacity to implement through recruitment and search services to get the right people on the bus, and training build on their strengths and talents to advance the vision. We do it all through a lens of implementation science—we base our products on what research and our ongoing innovation and testing prove to be successful for your specific vision.
We help evaluate progress and measure impact through the use of evaluation plans and dashboards, and build evaluation capacity within the organization. We help you lay the foundation for evolutionary change. We help communicate work and impact persuasively and compelling through message testing, marketing and communications plans digital media.

Why Choose JVA

  • We put our heads together to solve your most compelling problem
  • We know how to put ideas into action using the most effective tools and technology
  • We do stuff that works (we don’t get creative landing the plane)
  • We know what it takes to get to change – we focus on results
  • You get the benefit of an interdisciplinary, multigenerational team

Our Happy Clients

Our customers are nonprofits, social enterprises, foundations, government, school districts and higher education who are totally driven by community and social change. The type of people about whom Robert Kennedy said: “There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why… I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?”