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JVA Support Helps Denver to Disrupt Homelessness-to-Jail Cycle

Photo by Maria Ziegler By Lisa Cirincione, Senior Resource Development Associate at Joining Vision and Action As the City and County of Denver’s grantwriting consultant, Joining Vision and Action (JVA) gets to be a part of a lot of really exciting projects that help improve Denver residents’ quality of life. One such City project is [...]

2022-01-10T20:32:10-07:00January 10th, 2022|2022, Blog|0 Comments

Colorado Still Attracts Newcomers – And Yes, That’s a Good Thing

Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko via Pexels State Demography Update Does Have Some Surprises, Though By Lisa Cirincione, Senior Resource Development Associate at Joining Vision and Action Each year, I look forward to the Colorado State Demography Office Summit to learn about how the state’s population is changing. As a grantwriter, staying abreast of these changes is [...]

2021-12-01T12:51:32-07:00November 29th, 2021|2021, Blog, Encore careers, Grantwriting|1 Comment

JVA’s New Grantwriter Turns Her Detective Skills Toward Tracking Funding

Photo by Noelle Otto via Pexels Senior Grantwriter Michelle Ferguson joins JVA after nearly a decade as a grantwriter at organizations focusing on the health and safety of pets, and on support for people with disabilities. Born in Hong Kong, Michelle speaks Mandarin Chinese. She also has a distinctive sense of humor, which we at [...]

2021-11-12T12:37:30-07:00November 9th, 2021|2021, Blog|0 Comments

To JVA’s New Evaluation & Engagement Manager, We’re All Just Big Ol’ Kids

Above, Erin Gager (in green sweater) participates in JVA's Evaluation Intensive training in 2017.   Erin Gager, Joining Vision and Action’s new evaluation and engagement manager, began her career in the early childhood field and recently completed her master’s in research and evaluation methods at the University of Colorado Denver. We asked her to share a [...]

2022-02-07T22:53:05-07:00October 8th, 2021|2021, Blog|0 Comments

The Colorado Common Grant Application: A Well-Intentioned Relic

Photo by Aly Ko via Unsplash By The Joining Vision and Action Resource Development Team The Colorado Common Grant Application was released in 2008 with the goal of reducing the burden on grantseekers by having a template proposal that could be submitted to many foundations. However, the utopian dream that [...]

2022-01-31T12:57:31-07:00September 28th, 2021|2021, Blog, Grantwriting|1 Comment

Will Funding be Available to Help Nonprofits Support Afghan Refugees?

Photo by Firoz Sidiqy via Unsplash By Lisa Cirincione, Senior Resource Development Associate at Joining Vision and Action I’m sure that you, like all of us at JVA, have been paying attention to the humanitarian crisis happening in Afghanistan. It has been heartening to see so many businesses and institutions stepping up to help Afghan [...]

JVA’s New Facilitation & Planning Manager on Seeing the Big Picture, Lessons from Advocacy, & More

Joining Vision and Action's new facilitation and planning manager, Jenn Doe, joined the team earlier this month. Now that she's had a little time to settle in, we asked her to tell JVA's friends and partners a bit more about her inspiring skill set and background. The other members of the JVA team are already [...]

2021-07-26T17:28:21-06:00July 26th, 2021|2021, Blog|0 Comments

Change of Plans Won’t Deter New JVA Staffer From Life of Service

Above: Jessi sits atop Mayan ruins in department of Huehuetenango, Guatemala, during his time in the Peace Corps. Pandemic Forced Jessi Rodriguez to Leave Peace Corps By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and Action Denver, Colorado, is not where JVA’s new associate consultant, Jessi Rodriguez, expected to be right now. In [...]

2021-05-24T19:49:18-06:00February 16th, 2021|2021, Blog|0 Comments

JVA’s 2020: 102 Grants and $19.3M in Wins, So Far

Above: JVA grantwriters (from left) Kat, Erin and Lisa enjoy some well-earned down time. By The Joining Vision and Action Resource Development Team As the new year begins, JVA has been taking stock of our 2020 numbers. Knowing that it was an extremely challenging year for many changemaking organizations, we are pleased to share [...]

2021-01-27T09:47:25-07:00January 26th, 2021|2021, Blog|0 Comments

Power to the People? It’s More Than a Slogan for Cynthia Lizano

By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and Action It only takes a couple of minutes of talking with Cynthia Lizano, JVA’s new bilingual engagement and planning associate, to discover her big heart. Speak to her a little longer and you may start to learn the ways she has employed it. And that’s [...]

2021-01-06T10:14:21-07:00January 5th, 2021|2021, Blog|0 Comments

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