Monthly Archives: August 2008

DNC Peaks Through the Bubble of Boulder

By Sarah Bourassa, Communications Assistant About 30 miles north of downtown Denver, signs of the Democratic National Convention appear through the bustling crowds of new and returning students on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder. Posters and signs pinned … Continue reading

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Gas Prices

This isn’t an article about gas prices, not really. It’s about taking our collective eye off the ball. It’s, regrettably, about forgetting. As Denverites, we’re lucky to have the Democratic National Convention in town. Not because our city is in … Continue reading

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And from the western slope: More about the DNC…

Wednesday, August 27, is Delegate Service Day, during which delegates and Democratic dignitaries are being asked to pitch in and perform good works throughout the metro area. How’s that effort going? I wouldn’t know – I’m 250 miles away, in … Continue reading

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Close Knit Convention

I’m a knitter and pretty much everywhere I go I run into other knitters. All I have to do is pull my project d’jour from my tote and I’m surrounded by them. (Okay, maybe not surrounded but at least one … Continue reading

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No one becomes poor by giving: Themes from the Philanthropy Roundtable at the DNC

Quick thoughts (will write more later when the DNC is over) about Monday’s Philanthropy Roundtable, part of the 2008 Rocky Mountain Roundtables of the DNC: Some key thoughts and take-aways from the Roundtable participants, who included local philanthropists Tim Marquez … Continue reading

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Ale to the New Chief!

Politics and beer have a long intertwined history. The founders of our country hammered out some of the very foundation upon which our country rests today in pubs over pints of American craft-brewed beer. Brewpubs have long provided a meeting … Continue reading

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Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Denver

Robert Egger at the Colorado Nonprofit Association’s leadership luncheon last week—once again showing the Association’s true leadership in the sector locally—exhorted those of us involved in nonprofit America to get out there and get active in politics. To those of … Continue reading

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News You Can Use, 8/18

Corporate responsibility seen influencing MBA grads: Philanthropy Journal, 8/12 Students graduating with master’s degrees in business administration at 11 top business schools value corporate responsibility highly when evaluating potential employers, a new survey says. These graduates are willing to sacrifice … Continue reading

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News You Can Use, 8/11

In a generation, minorities may be the U.S. majority: New York Times, 8/13 Ethnic and racial minorities will comprise a majority of the nation’s population in a little more than a generation, according to new Census Bureau projections, a transformation … Continue reading

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JVA Offers Training from the Comfort of Your Office or Home

By Sarah Bourassa, Communications Assistant E-mails have replaced Post-its and handwritten notes. Instant messaging and chat rooms have replaced phone calls and in-person meetings. And now instead of attending trainings, presentations and conferences, you can participate in these from the … Continue reading

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