Two Donation Sources You Might Be Missing

By Nora Welch, Senior Leadership Development Associate, Joining Vision and Action “We’ve got all the money we need,” said no nonprofit ever. While funding can come from traditional sources like grants or fundraisers, or something like social enterprise that might be new for your organization, here are two more resources that could potentially add to [...]

BC Serna: Storytelling and Changemaking at The Traveling Good

By Sarah Hidey, Joining Vision and Action I’m thrilled to introduce a good friend of mine (a Denver native) as our latest Changemaker—BC Serna. If there are two words I would use to describe BC, it’s storyteller and connector. He lives to tell stories of GOOD and of positive impact through photography and video—highlighting [...]

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 [...]

Three Concepts from Nature That Can Help Your Organization Thrive

According to Adam Brock, JVA’s Director of Social Enterprise, the major barriers we face to living well on the planet are not technological--they are economic, social and political. In his years of food activism and permaculture design, Adam encountered many brilliant initiatives that failed as a result of their execution at the social or economic [...]

July 12 Conversations That Matter: Permaculture Wisdom for Thriving Organizations

On July 12, #changemakers from around the Denver area met at the Joining Vision and Action offices for the monthly Conversations That Matter salon and networking event. This month featured Adam Brock, director of social enterprise at Joining Vision and Action and recent author of the new book, Change Here Now: Permaculture Solutions for Personal [...]

Changemaker Profile: Angela Bomgaars

This week, we speak with Angela Bomgaars, executive director of Extreme Community Makeover (ECM). ECM is based out of the Westwood neighborhood of Denver and has been serving Denver communities since 2008. 1. Tell us about you and your organization and the social change you are trying to achieve. “Extreme Community Makeover (ECM) is [...]

Consensual Hierarchies and Nurtured Networks: How Understanding Watersheds and Mushrooms Can Improve Your Organization

Image from Kaltaka Adam Brock, Director of Social Enterprise at Joining Vision and Action This post is the third in a series explaining how the natural patterns can inform the work of nonprofits, social entrepreneurs and others working for social change. The content is adapted from “Change Here Now: Permaculture Solutions for Personal and Community Transformation”, [...]

So you’ve been wondering about B Corps.

Rebecca Shisler, Business Development Coordinator at Joining Vision and Action At JVA, we love people and organizations that promote positive social change. In fact, it’s central to who we are. We love changemakers; you can find them across industries, in government, education, nonprofits and even for-profit companies. JVA frequently work with for-profit companies motivated by [...]

The Science of Resistance: A Vibrant Forum on Effective Advocacy, Organizing and Conversations

On March 8, Joining Vision and Action (JVA) welcomed guests and panelists to the latest “Conversations that Matter” event at JVA offices, 2465 Sheridan Blvd. in Edgewater. Conversations that Matter is a series of salon-style forums hosted jointly by JVA and Social Enterprise Alliance on the second Wednesday of every month, enabling deep-dive conversations on [...]