Changemaker Profile: Kayce Casner Anderson

This week, we speak with Kayce Casner Anderson, executive director of For the Good Period. Kayce founded the organization just over three years ago. We were fortunate to catch up with her in between her travels to Kenya and to Telluride—and are grateful for the opportunity to share her wisdom and experience as a [...]

2018-02-14T15:16:36-07:00July 17th, 2017|Blog, Changemakers, Unconsultants|0 Comments

Changemakers summer reading list

By Janine Vanderburg, President, CEO/Joining Vision and Action  Changemakers summer reading list Looking for something to download on your Kindle before you head out of the office? Or for a leisurely thinking day? We’ve taken the favorite books of nonprofit leaders we’ve interviewed this year for our changemakers blog series and compiled this summer reading [...]

2018-05-21T15:42:04-06:00July 10th, 2017|Blog, Books, Changemakers, Executive Directors|0 Comments

Changemaker Profile: Christine Wanifuchi

This week, we speak with Christine Wanifuchi, chief executive officer of the Asian Pacific Development Center (APDC). We are big fans of APDC’s work and the incredible leadership Christine has provided to the organization. After a 30-year career as a #changemaker in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, Christine recently retired June 30, 2017. We [...]

2017-07-03T13:18:01-06:00July 3rd, 2017|Blog, Changemakers, Unconsultants|0 Comments

Changemaker Profile: Claire Clurman

This week, we spoke with Claire Clurman, executive director of Attention Homes, located in Boulder, Colorado. Claire has been with Attention Homes for almost nine years and has led the organization for the last three and a half years. 1. Tell us about you and your organization and the social change you are trying to [...]

2017-06-27T11:28:43-06:00June 27th, 2017|Blog, Changemakers, Unconsultants|0 Comments

Changemaker Profile: Stephen LeFaiver

This week, we caught up with Stephen LeFaiver, executive director of Teens, Inc., which is based in Nederland, Colorado. Stephen has led Teens, Inc. since 2005. 1. Tell us about you and your organization and the social change you are trying to achieve. “The mission of Teens, Inc. is to support, educate and empower youth [...]

2017-06-19T14:00:13-06:00June 19th, 2017|Blog, Changemakers, Unconsultants|0 Comments

Changemaker Profile: Elycia Cook

This week, we spoke with Elycia Cook, executive director of FRIENDS FIRST, an organization she has led and has been a part of for nine years. Elycia is an inspiration to us for her incredible motivation to make a difference through mentoring—one child at a time. 1. Tell us about you and your organization and the [...]

2017-06-15T11:07:36-06:00June 12th, 2017|Blog, Changemakers, Unconsultants|0 Comments

Changemaker Profile: Jerry Tinianow

This week (prior to the Paris Climate Agreement controversy), we spoke with Jerry Tinianow, chief sustainability officer with the City and County of Denver Office of Sustainability. In this role, which he’s had for nearly five years, Jerry is a leader in the field--and enjoys working with other inspiring #changemakers like Sonrisa Lucero (who we [...]

2017-06-05T14:02:13-06:00June 5th, 2017|Blog, Changemakers, Unconsultants|0 Comments

Changemaker Profile: Angelle Fouther

This week, we speak with Angelle Fouther, a long-time volunteer on the board of Montbello Organizing Committee (MOC). Angelle currently chairs the retail and economic development task team of MOC. She also works as the director of communications for LiveWell Colorado. She shared her passion for weaving strong community through dialog, development and action. 1. [...]

2018-02-14T15:11:13-07:00May 29th, 2017|Blog, Changemakers, Unconsultants|0 Comments

Changemaker Profile: Sonrisa Lucero

(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 [...]

2017-05-23T13:33:14-06:00May 23rd, 2017|Blog, Changemakers, Unconsultants|0 Comments

Changemaker Profile: Toni Saiber

This week, we speak with Toni Saiber, founder and board president of the Eating Disorder Foundation, located in uptown Denver at 20th Avenue and High Street. 1. Tell us about you and your organization and the social change you are trying to achieve. “We are working to make eating disorders a public health priority. Our [...]

2017-05-23T12:28:07-06:00May 15th, 2017|Blog, Changemakers, Unconsultants|0 Comments