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 us whose passion for social change evolved through political movements, it seems like a “duh”—but we also recognize that laws, policies and funding restrictions can make political involvement seem tricky. But this upcoming week, it’s not—it’s as easy as it’s ever going to get for you to get involved politically.

Right now for those of us who live in Colorado—especially if you live and work in Denver or have friends you can stay with—we have our once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It’s all happening here next week. What are you doing? CLICK HERE to answer in our survey.

Here is what some JVAers are doing (on paid time off, of course):

  • Going to Invesco Field for the acceptance speech—yes, we will wait in line to be part of history
  • Driving Michelle Obama’s folks, convention delegates and others around our city (I won’t mention who, but one of our staff is doing this so she can meet George Clooney)
  • Attending the very cool roundtables on social change topics at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. If you have not checked this out, click here to sign up for one.
  • Working at the convention—ok, that’s my daughter Jeannie, but she has interned frequently during the summer at JVA Consulting, the “family business”
  • Just heading downtown because it is so cool to be here and be a part of history

We’ve been surveying our clients, and here is what they are doing:

  • Volunteering
  • Attending the Roundtables
  • Participating in GLBT Unity Activities
  • Volunteering, volunteering, volunteering
  • And, yes, a few are working at home to stay out of the fray

But why stay home when you can be a part of history? Come on down, to downtown. We’ll see ya there!

Janine Vanderburg

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2 Responses to Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Denver

  1. jvaconsulting says:

    Ok, here’s what some of you have been saying this afternoon on our survey:
    Attend the several social events

    Stay home

    Since last year, I’ve been working with the volunteer program for the convention, helping to organize, manage, coordinate the overall volunteer effort. So during the DNC, I’ll be at the Volunteer Operations Center and all over town!

    Unlike the answers you’ve listed below, I’m staying as far away from the chaos as possible. I will not, nor will most of my friends, be anywhere near downtown Denver for the next week.

    Going to Invesco Field for the acceptance speech. Just heading downtown to be a part of this historic event.

    Going on vacation

    I am volunteering at the convention.

  2. Reform says:

    If you live in Denver, it doesn’t matter your political leanings. Get downtown and feel the energy! Sit out on a patio in lower downtown and enjoy a beverage, good conversation, and people watch. It’s a blast!

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