Creating a Warm, Supportive Community in an MSU Denver Classroom

Above, Metropolitan State University of Denver Professor (and JVA Senior Trainer and Facilitator) Sandra Harris Howard stands with students in her introduction to high impact nonprofit management class earlier this month. By Sandra Harris Howard, Senior Trainer and Facilitator at Joining Vision and Action For the past two years, I have been teaching Nonprofit Studies [...]

2019-12-24T15:07:21-07:00December 24th, 2019|2019, Blog|0 Comments

For JVA Team, Evaluation is a Way of Life

Above, JVA's Silvia Solis presents on "Incorporating the Latina voice in practice and in design: the use of cultural and language nuances to increase the effectiveness of communication efforts" at the American Evaluation Conference in Minneapolis in November. Conference Participation Sparks Professional and Personal Growth By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and [...]

2019-12-10T20:43:58-07:00December 10th, 2019|2019, Blog, Evaluation|0 Comments

How Westminster Schools Tailor Learning to the Student

Seniors promote WPS’ Dream Plan Do program, which helps students plan and prepare for life after high school graduation, at the Westminster High School Homecoming game. All in a Day’s Work: American Education Week November 18–22, 2019, is American Education Week. The occasion is observed annually during the week prior to Thanksgiving week to inform [...]

2019-11-26T08:49:04-07:00November 17th, 2019|2019, Blog|0 Comments

What is Race-Based Caucusing and Can it Promote Equity?

Photo by Dylan Gillis on Unsplash By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and Action In the past, when people who identify as white wanted to learn about or contemplate issues related to racial justice, our inclination might have been to ask a person of color to explain something to us. But these [...]

2020-05-26T17:51:11-06:00November 5th, 2019|2019, Blog, Diversity, equity and inclusion|0 Comments

A Talk with JVA’s Stella Carrasco: Proud Lakota, Devoted Grandma

By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and Action On Monday, we celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, honoring Native Americans, recognizing America’s history of colonialism and genocide, and reclaiming the former Columbus Day holiday. Denver first designated the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in 2016, though it isn’t an official city [...]

2019-10-28T10:00:43-06:00October 13th, 2019|2019, Blog|1 Comment

DCAC Strives to Protect Children, Restore Childhoods

Denver Children’s Advocacy Center displayed its young clients’ artwork at its September 2019 Art from the Heart event at the Children’s Museum of Denver. All in a Day’s Work: Child Health Day Child Health Day is observed in the United States on the first Monday of October annually. The national observance began with a joint [...]

2019-10-28T10:04:11-06:00October 7th, 2019|2019, Blog|0 Comments

Changemaker Profile: JoAnna Cintron

Welcome to our Changemaker Profiles blog series! Each edition will profile one outstanding social changemaker from the JVA client community. By sharing the stories of some of the incredible people we get to work with every day, each accomplishing extraordinary work in nonprofits, government, social enterprise and elsewhere, we hope we will bring a little [...]

2019-09-06T19:23:02-06:00September 6th, 2019|2019, Blog, Changemakers|1 Comment

Youth Council Thinks Big as it Interviews Teens on Mental Health

Seizing the Day: International Youth Day International Youth Day is commemorated each August 12 by the United Nations as a day for “bringing youth issues to the attention of the international community and celebrating the potential of youth as partners in today’s global society.” In this spirit, JVA is highlighting one of the many inspiring [...]

2019-10-28T10:07:54-06:00August 13th, 2019|2019, Blog|0 Comments

For Colorado Day, a Mountain of Reasons to Love Where We Live

By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and Action Got plans for Colorado Day this year? OK, maybe you didn’t know August 1 is Colorado Day—the (143rd) anniversary of the day Colorado became a state. And OK, it’s a Thursday, so maybe your plans are to work that day. Guess what—ours, too! But [...]

2019-10-28T10:05:31-06:00July 30th, 2019|2019, Blog, Unconsultants|0 Comments

Will Corporations and Foundations Make Up for Weak Individual Giving?

By Lisa Cirincione, Senior Resource Development Associate at Joining Vision and Action In my last blog, I noted that the number of people in the United States who donated to charity fell in 2018 compared with 2017. And I pointed out that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) might be a contributing [...]

2019-07-16T09:45:51-06:00July 15th, 2019|2019, Blog, Fundraising|0 Comments