Category Archives: Social innovators

Raise a Guinness to social enterprise

By Sarah Hidey, JVA Consulting Guinness—the beer of all beers and staple of any Irish pub. Millions of people around the world love Guinness—demonstrated by the 1.8 billion glasses consumed each year (that’s 10 million a DAY!). What most of … Continue reading

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A tribute to Steve Jobs, extraordinary change agent

By Janine Vanderburg, President/CEO JVA Consulting I am iMourning today. I bought my first Mac in 1984, after six weeks of taking a DOS class and after becoming convinced that the world of technology would pass me by. Within half … Continue reading

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W.E.B. Du Bois’ great-grandson continues to move message forward

By Collin Lessing, JVA Consulting One of the many benefits of volunteer work is that it can lead to meeting amazing people. As a volunteer with Colorado Youth at Risk, I’m always meeting remarkable people with an interesting story to … Continue reading

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Recruiting a dream board member: Thoughts from JVA’s Executive Director Academy Panel

The Genius Panel from JVA Consulting’s Executive Director Academy share their thoughts on how to recruit the type of board members that your nonprofit organization needs. Continue reading

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How the Flobots empower youth and create social change through music

By Collin Lessing, JVA Consulting At a recent community meeting for Colorado Youth At Risk’s mentoring program at Aurora Central High School, we were privileged to have Jamie Laurie (a.k.a. Jonny 5) of the Flobots as a guest facilitator. In … Continue reading

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Innovative ideas and big dreams bring bigger results in Harlandale Independent School District

In the coming months we will be bringing you a firsthand look at work being done by changemakers, both locally and from across the country. For our first installment, Collin Lessing interviewed Robert Jaklich, Superintendent of the Harlandale School District … Continue reading

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TEDxMileHigh to host Colorado’s brightest innovators

By Collin Lessing, JVA Consulting Always on the lookout for inspiring and innovative ideas relevant to the nonprofit sector and social change, we recently spoke with Jeremy Duhon who is an organizer for the TEDxMileHigh event that is coming to … Continue reading

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