How I make commuting enjoyable and informative

By Rebecca Shisler, Business Development Coordinator, Joining Vision and Action I love living in Boulder; the Flatirons are beautiful and living in a college town means I have many great local opportunities [...]

2017-03-02T15:31:36+00:00 March 5th, 2017|Blog, Books, Changemakers, Unconsultants|0 Comments

Permaculture For Social Change: Principle Two – “Catch and Store Energy”

Adam Brock, Director of Social Enterprise at Joining Vision and Action Permaculture design is a flexible framework that uses natural systems to inform our efforts to improve society. This post is the second [...]

2017-02-27T10:58:24+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Blog, Books, Social Enterprise, Unconsultants|0 Comments

Everyday phrases cost you time, money and joy

By Nora Welch, Joining Vision and Action (JVA) It’s rare to hear from nonprofits and other organizations doing good that they don’t have concerns about their bottom line. While this is a [...]

2017-02-14T13:38:17+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Blog, Books, Changemakers, Tools for Changemakers|0 Comments

Permaculture For Social Change: Principle One – “Observe and Interact”

What is Permaculture Design? Permaculture design is a flexible framework that uses natural systems to inform our efforts to improve society. This post is the first in a 12-part series explaining how [...]

2017-05-12T15:36:00+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Blog, Books, Social Enterprise, Unconsultants|0 Comments

The 3 Books You Must Read if You’re Starting a Social Enterprise

By Janine Vanderburg, President/CEO, Joining Vision and Action What are the best social enterprise books to read before you start your social business? As social enterprise becomes more popular, dozens of books [...]

2017-07-25T14:34:13+00:00 September 14th, 2016|Books, Social Enterprise|0 Comments

Why systems are key to nonprofit succession planning—and your vacation!

By Janine Vanderburg, President/CEO, Joining Vision and Action What is the most important element of your nonprofit succession plan? Having good systems in place. Yup, that's it. You can have developed leaders [...]

2017-07-25T14:52:45+00:00 August 9th, 2016|Blog, Books, Executive Directors|0 Comments

Nonprofit Succession Planning: Three Must-Read Books

The exit of a nonprofit or social enterprise leader—founder or longtime executive director—is a critical turning point for an organization. In our experience, the biggest problems that occur when transitions are not successfully managed include: Disruption in, and loss of, funding Key staff leaving Decreased programming in the year following the transition Arguments and confusion about the future direction of the organization You can mitigate these problems with careful succession planning.

2017-07-25T15:22:55+00:00 August 3rd, 2016|Blog, Books, Executive Directors|0 Comments