Work Relentlessly for Social Justice Now; Rest will Come

By Lisa Cirincione, Senior Grantwriter at Joining Vision and Action “How you do anything is how you do everything.” That is a lesson that I learned from my favorite yoga teacher, and the phrase comes to mind every time I am doing something that challenges me. It’s good motivation for me to keep working so [...]

2018-08-06T16:41:15-06:00August 6th, 2018|2018, Advocacy and Action, Blog, Community engagement|0 Comments

The Six Elements of a Fulfilling Volunteering Experience

By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer for Joining Vision and Action To mark National Volunteer Week, I’ve been talking to my colleagues about the whys and hows of their experiences volunteering with nonprofits. Earlier this week, I shared their stories about what they gain from volunteering. Today, I’ll share their responses to two last, [...]

Why My Co-workers Love to Volunteer

By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and Action It’s National Volunteer Week, a time to celebrate volunteers and their ability to tackle tough challenges and bolster communities, to paraphrase Points of Light. Recently, I wrote a blog about my own desire to increase my community engagement. I shared what studies and [...]

What’s So Great about Volunteering?

By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and Action Over the past several weeks I’ve been updating JVA’s internal resumes, the ones we attach to our proposals. The experience has left me amazed—and just a bit shamed—by the level of my colleagues’ volunteerism and community engagement. Sure, I collect monthly water samples [...]

Tips for “Having the Talk”

By Silvia Solis, Qualitative Research and Evaluation Associate at Joining Vision and Action How to Speak with Someone on the Other Side of the Political Spectrum Conversations are complex human dynamics at all levels. A casual interaction with a passing stranger at the grocery store, small talk with a new colleague at work, and a heated [...]

Strategic Partnership Development: Applied Best Practices

By Jennifer Wolf, MPH, Joining Vision andAction Director of Business and Partnership Development Why is strategic partnership development so important? Here at Joining Vision and Action, we are firm believers in implementation science, or taking scientific concepts and making them usable. In the nonprofit world, this idea of research and best practices can be applied [...]

Hey Denver, how do we play in the sandbox?      

By Anna Upchurch, JVA Consulting As a community, are we doing enough to work together? In order to see how Denver organizations involved in community work are actively engaging their communities, I set out to conduct at least 20 interviews with local leaders and residents to ask how well we are working together. More specifically, [...]

2017-01-07T18:50:22-07:00February 13th, 2015|Blog, Community assessment, Community engagement|0 Comments

Is charity part of corporate social responsibility?

By Myra Hagan, [Joining Vision and Action] There is a debate taking place over at The Economist in its Corporations and Communities Debate Series about the role of charity in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Sustainability, social responsibility, shared values and environmental impact are all buzzwords that have spread across sectors. Traditionally, the nonprofit sector has [...]

2017-10-25T13:01:52-06:00March 13th, 2013|Blog, Community engagement, Policy and advocacy|0 Comments