Changemaker Profile: Emily Merritt

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 [...]

2017 Reflections and Changes in 2018

Dear friends, It’s hard to believe that a year ago, many of us in the social change sector were getting together and talking about: Now what? What would a change in administration and policies mean for those working in community and social change? And most important for our constituents—often the most vulnerable in our society—what would [...]

2018-05-21T19:45:58-06:00January 3rd, 2018|Blog, Encore careers, Unconsultants|0 Comments

Planning your next nonprofit career move: Tips and three books to read

Are you thinking about leaving? Image via Hippie Bowman  by Janine Vanderburg, President/CEO, Joining Vision and Action About a decade ago in the pre-recession years, I was leading a workshop on succession planning for nonprofit sector leaders. After invoking the JVA Vegas [1] ground rule, I asked participants to introduce themselves and why [...]

2017-01-07T18:50:14-07:00July 19th, 2016|Books, Encore careers, Executive Directors|0 Comments

Blue Star Recyclers: A Gold Star Encore Career

Making social enterprise your encore career. To hear him tell it, Bill Morris has made every mistake in the book on the road to creating his encore career—CEO and co-founder of Blue Star Recyclers, a nonprofit social enterprise which employs more than 35 people (25 with disabilities) to recycle electronic components in three states. He spent about [...]

2017-01-07T18:50:15-07:00May 10th, 2016|Encore careers, Social Enterprise|0 Comments

Encore Talent Works: A Digital Toolkit to Build Nonprofit Capacity

Guest post by Betsy Werley, Director of Network Expansion at Encore.org How can nonprofits use encore talent to build capacity? “The resource squeeze . . . increasing needs in communities . . . governments shifting burdens to nonprofits” – these are some of the stresses on social-service organizations, according to the National Council of Nonprofits’ 2015 [...]

2017-05-03T16:26:46-06:00May 10th, 2016|Encore careers|0 Comments

Terry Anderson: Man on a Mission

By Scot Kersgaard, Senior Associate, Joining Vision and Action  The world is full of people with great ideas. Somewhat less common are people who turn those ideas into something not only real, but real good. Terry Anderson is one of those people. Vice president of enterprise & administration at Springs Rescue Mission (SRM) in Colorado Springs, [...]

2017-01-07T18:50:23-07:00October 14th, 2014|Encore careers, Social Enterprise|0 Comments