25 05, 2017

Women’s Foundation of Colorado (WFCO)

Reports and Publications|

JVA is honored to have partnered with Women’s Foundation of Colorado (WFCO) to develop their strategic plan. Over the course of a year, JVA developed WFCO’s 2017-2021 plan, focused around the question, “how can we create better economic opportunities for Colorado women to progress toward prosperity?” Our team engaged with nearly 1,300 women across the state to gather input about economi

25 05, 2017

Grantmaker’s formatting requirement: Help or hindrance?

Blog, Grantwriting, Tools for Changemakers|

Lisa Cirincione, Senior Resource Development Associate at Joining Vision and Action

I recently finished working on a grant proposal that had such a restricted page length that I spent as many hours cutting language as I did writing the narrative in the first place. In my 16 years of writing grant proposals, I have learned that it is much easier to write a grant that does not have any page length restrictions or character count

23 05, 2017

Changemaker Profile: Sonrisa Lucero

Blog, Changemakers, Unconsultants|

(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 to the benefits of adopting sustainable ways.

16 05, 2017

Is There Hope for Science?

Blog, Policy and advocacy, Unconsultants|

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

15 05, 2017

Changemaker Profile: Toni Saiber

Blog, Changemakers, Unconsultants|

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 broadest aim is to radically alter the trajectory of suffering, illness and death that accompanies eating disorders.

9 05, 2017

Websites are the New Storefronts

Blog, Marketing & Communications, Tools for Changemakers, Training, Unconsultants|

Alaine Anderson, Digital Strategist and Implementer at Joining Vision and Action

100% of the jobs I’ve had involved at least some interaction with an organization’s website. As a young person—a millennial, as you’d have me—websites are an integral part of my life. Every step of the normal sales process has become digital in one way or another, to the point that I won’t even take an organizati

8 05, 2017

Changemaker Profile: Damon McLeese

Blog, Changemakers, Unconsultants|

This week, we spoke with Damon McLeese, executive director of Access Gallery, located at 909 Santa Fe (in Denver’s arts district). Damon has been involved with Access Gallery for 20 years and is well-known for his emphasis on creative thinking in all domains of life—including nonprofit management. Click to check out Damon’s inspiring TED talk on doing graffiti with Alzheimer’s patients—not to miss!

7 05, 2017

So you’ve been wondering about B Corps.

Blog, Marketing & Communications, Social Enterprise, Tools for Changemakers, Unconsultants|

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 social good. We refer to these as social enterprises; in

2 05, 2017

Seeing People as People, Part 1: Employees

Blog, Executive Directors, Tools for Changemakers, Unconsultants|

What matters to you?

Joining Vision and Action and M3 Consulting are teaming up to conduct a survey and analysis of what kinds of rewards (or benefits) are most meaningful to nonprofit and social enterprise w

1 05, 2017

Changemaker Profile: Guadalupe “Pep” Torres

Blog, Changemakers, Unconsultants|

This week we speak with Guadalupe “Pep” Torres, executive director of Dress for Success, who is in the process of transitioning from her leadership role as she prepares to move with her family to Seattle.

1. Tell us about you and your organization and the social change you are trying to achieve.

Guadalupe “Pep” Torres