Think Reaching Out to Nonvoters is Pointless? So Did I

Photo by Kari Sullivan, on Unsplash By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and Action With Election Day fewer than 70 days away, the pandemic lingers, and doubts about ballot delivery continue to swirl around us. It’s easy to feel anxious about the prospect of uncounted—or uncast—votes. At least, that’s how I have [...]

Feeding the Giving Tree amid the Government Shutdown

By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and Action Do a quick online news search of the phrase “government shutdown and Denver nonprofits,” and you’ll get a lot of headlines about organizations stepping up their services to help furloughed government workers and those working without pay. Amid Shutdown, Nonprofit Helping Furloughed JeffCo Residents. [...]

Teacher Pay and Other Wonkish Woes: A Look at Education Policy in Colorado in 2018

By Erin Shaver, Senior Grantwriter at Joining Vision and Action Colorado is a top state for many things—low unemployment, a healthy and fit population (we’ve held the crown for lowest obesity rate in the nation for basically decades!), a highly educated populace and so many other quality-of-life indicators. Despite these positive trends, Colorado's education sector [...]

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Health for All: Everyone, Everywhere

Elise Mann, Joining Vision and Action I’ve had asthma for as long as I can remember, and it’s become worse as I’ve grown older, which culminates in chest colds anytime I get sick, semiregular respiratory infections, and a bout of pneumonia that made one semester of university very difficult. Despite my challenges with my respiratory [...]

You Aren’t Imagining it—Coloradans Do Pay More for our Healthcare

By Lisa Cirincione, Senior Resource Development Associate at Joining Vision and Action It seems that each year, fewer people can afford healthcare. From 2006 to 2016, the cost of employer-sponsored health insurance increased 77 percent—from an average annual premium of $2,973 to $5,277. During that same time period, incomes only rose 19 percent. Warren Buffet [...]

Federal Spending Uncertainty—Continuing Resolutions are Paralyzing National Progress

Lisa Cirincione, Senior Resource Development Associate at Joining Vision and Action Congress has developed a habit of using continuing resolutions (CRs) as a stop-gap funding measure to keep the government open. While a CR is a useful tool when a government shutdown is looming because Congress cannot agree on a long-term spending bill, CRs were [...]

Heard of 2Gen? Colorado Just Keeps Innovating

By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and Action Photo by London Scout on Unsplash Since starting at JVA in the fall, I’ve been fortunate enough to attend several events where I’ve met and learned from leaders of some of the great changemaking organizations, institutions and agencies supporting Coloradans. One such event was the Colorado Statewide [...]

A Call to Action

Huffington Post Image Sarah Hidey, Senior Financing Associate at Joining Vision and Action This past Saturday, I had the opportunity to attend an event at Shorter Community AME Church, Urgent Call to Action for White & Non-Black POC Allies, which was organized by Indivisible Denver at the request of the Movement for Black Lives. This [...]

The Trump Budget: An Information and Action Session

By Lisa Cirincione, Joining Vision and Action Summary: A lively discussion and presentation about how President Trump’s proposed federal budget may impact projects undertaken by the City and County of Denver, environmental nonprofits, immigration rights advocates and healthcare providers. Conversations that Matter On August 9, Joining Vision and Action hosted a panel of changemakers working [...]

Is There Hope for Science?

By Marshall Vanderburg, Director of Operations, Joining Vision and Action When I first came across the March for Science, I made plans to participate. For most of my adult life, I’ve paid attention to matters of science. Here at Joining Vision and Action we’ve incorporated Implementation Science into our client work. Learning from science with the [...]