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Now & Next: Coworking Space Meets Women’s Unique Needs

Women in Kind is frank about the ways workplace needs differ between men and women and addresses them head-on. 

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New & Next: Finding Sustainable, Equitable Funding for Mobility Infrastructure Critical for Colorado

How will Colorado address transportation concerns in a way that serves citizens who get around by car, bike and foot?


New & Next: The Strengths of Employee Ownership

Employee ownership is on the rise among small businesses, and the Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center is helping it gain more traction in Colorado.

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New & Next: Becoming Miss Ann

Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler looks back at lessons from the woman who taught her about equity as she launches The Equity Project, LLC.

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New & Next: Shared Spaces Strategies

Tim Reinen of Radian, Inc. explains why nonprofits and mission-based businesses need to integrate into the shared space model. 


New & Next: A New 'Acadia' in Aurora

Bob Hagedorn of 'Fax Aurora counts the contributions of local immigrants and celebrates the launch of The ACADIA Project.

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New & Next: A Launchpad for Restaurateurs

Comal Heritage Food Incubator trains and employs a local workforce to provide Globeville with authentic Latin cuisine and culture.

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New & Next: Gratitude and Giving Thanks

Rebecca Saltman, community engagement officer for Confluence Denver, takes stock in the year, and looks forward to the next one.

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New & Next: A Money Storm is Coming

Karl Dakin of Colorado Community Capital says an influx of investment capital is on its way. On Feb. 1, 2017, the ComCap Colorado conference will highlight this bounty.

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New & Next: On the Record with Mariah Kari of Youth On Record

A recent graduate from high school in Denver, Mariah Kari makes the case for listening to -- and learning from -- the city's youth.


New & Next: Philanthropy for Everyone

Numerous organizations in Denver are striving to make philanthropy more inclusive. Co-founders of Sisterhood of Philanthropists Impacting Needs, Nneka McPhee and Tanaka Shipp are among those leading the way.

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New & Next: SNAP Delivery Comes to Denver

Turner Wyatt of Denver Food Rescue is ratcheting up a program to deliver food directly to those in need -- by bicycle.

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New & Next: Investing in Denver's Equitable Growth

Beth Bafford of Calvert Foundation and Luis Duarte of Gary Community Investments discuss the Ours to Own investment program in Denver.

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New & Next: Retail with a Cause

The simple act of buying stuff can change people's lives, says Hope Tank founder Erika Righter, a social worker turned social entrepreneur.

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New & Next: Are You All In, Denver?

Jami Duffy wants to give locals a voice in the city's growth and change. She's launching a new organization to do just that: All In Denver.

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New & Next: Local Artist Becomes a Messenger for Public Health

How can we stop young adults from lighting up? Snarky humor and authenticity instead of a preachy attitude, says Martha Peck of Denver-based Launch.

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New & Next: The Colorado Capital Challenge

Karl Dakin of Colorado Capital Congress PBC announces the Colorado Capital Challenge to increase local businesses' access to funding.

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New & Next: Growing a Movement

Nora Bashir, executive director of Chinook Fund, challenges the community to break down boundaries of class and privilege.

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New & Next: Radio Free Denver

Open Media Foundation Executive Director Tony Shawcross discusses Denver's upcoming low-power radio station, 104.7 FM.

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New & Next: An Informed Approach to Homelessness

Terrell Curtis, executive director of The Delores Project, teaches that all may not be what it seems for those experiencing homelessness.


New & Next: Helping Every Child Succeed

Amber Giauque Callender discusses the innovations in education and engagement taking place at Denver Public Schools.


New & Next: Denver's Social Impact Bond Makes Impact Investing Mainstream

The Denver Foundation's Kate Krebs Lyda explains how local "philanthrocapitalists" can invest in solutions aimed at reducing homelessness in the city.


New & Next: Changing the Money Conversation through Collaboration

Benjamin Weeda, business development director of mpowered, advocates for better banking through strong partnerships between the public, private and nonprofit sectors.


New & Next: Catalyzing New Educators

Teach For America-Colorado Executive Director Damion LeeNatali is leading an effort to inspire and train new teachers with diverse backgrounds.

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New & Next: Social Investing Goes Local

Patrick Horvath of The Denver Foundation says that the time has come to support efforts that build wealth by keeping assets and resources local.

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New & Next: Developing Denver's Food System Infrastructure

Blake Angelo, the city's manager of Food System Development, is working to develop a vision for our food system that encompasses both the challenges of food security and opportunities for economic development.


New & Next: Close to Home

New & Next contributor Tiffany Christian knows too well the difficulty of homelessness. Like many women in Colorado, she's personally experienced it. 

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New & Next: Arts and Community Converge at IdeaLab

Creative partnerships are the key to success for a wide range of projects, says Carl Atiya Swanson of Springboard for the Arts. That's going to be a prime topic of conversation Nov. 6 at IdeaLab in Denver.

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New & Next: Impact Investing and Philanthropic Capital

Cindy Willard of Full Potential Philanthropy says that socially-minded investing has power to impact Denver in more ways than one.


New & Next: Our Future in the Making

Celebrating 90 years, The Denver Foundation asks the city: How will you make Denver better for the next 90?


New & Next: Think Outside the (Traditional) Denver Startup Box

Caryn Capriccioso of interSector Partners, L3C and the Colorado Nonprofit Social Enterprise Exchange encourages nonprofits to consider social enterprise as an avenue for job creation and sustainable revenue.


Voice of Denver: Art Tank Offers New Way to Support the Arts

An innovative program that pushes artists to think like entrepreneurs, Art Tank 2.0 is now open for entries with a deadline of Oct. 1.


New & Next: Don't Cry Uncle, Call the Colorado Nonprofit Loan Fund

Rosanne Sterne, executive director of the Colorado Nonprofit Loan Fund, says the organization can bridge the gap for nonprofits during lean financial times.


New & Next: Triumph of the Heart

Local author Megan Feldman Bettencourt discusses how Denver is a trailblazer when it comes to forgiveness.

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New & Next: Mi Casa Resource Center Tackling Poverty with Integrated Approach

Christine Márquez-Hudson, CEO of Denver's Mi Casa Resource Center, says there's no one-size-fits-all approach in the fight against poverty.

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Voice of Denver: Fireant Studio Strives to Support Nonprofits

A commitment to philanthropy is at the heart of Fireant Studio's business model, says Stephanie Grado, the company's marketing and production coordinator.

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New & Next: Filmmaker Thad Anderson and "What Community Does"

Filmmaker Thad Anderson documents Denver's grassroots with a new short film, "What Community Does." He spoke to Confluence about what makes him -- and the city -- tick.

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New & Next: Innovating Collective Impact

Miriam Peña, director of the Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships, explains the power of Collective Impact 2.0.

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New & Next: Summit15 Bringing Social Enterprise World to Denver

Tamra Ryan of Women's Bean Project invites Denver to join social enterprises from all over the country at Summit15 in September.

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New & Next: Fostering Opportunities with Microfinance

Brendan Landry of the Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute (RMMFI) extols the virtues of small investments.

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Voice of Denver: RedLine Playing it Forward with Hopscotch Art

Louise Pilar Martorano, executive director of RedLine Gallery in Curtis Park, sees play in general -- and hopscotch, specifically -- as a means of connecting people in Denver.

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Voice of Denver: Civic Duty is at the Core of the Inclusive City

Heather B. Baker of Otten Johnson says Denver's inclusivity is key to the city's success. It's essential to get as many residents as possible to participate.


Voice of Denver: It's Time to Become a Walkable City

WalkDenver Chair Gideon Berger argues that Denver needs to invest in a more pedestrian-friendly future.


Voice of Denver: Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP Celebrates 100 Years with 100 Good Deeds

Kenzo Kawanabe of Davis Graham & Stubbs writes about the law firm's drive to celebrate a century in business with a good deed for every year in its history.


New & Next: Shared Spaces Quietly Catalyze Community Redevelopment

With today's exploding coworking trend, it is easy to miss the fact that Denver has been building a foundation for this smart approach to real estate for over a decade. Megan Devenport  of Denver Shared Spaces and Christi Craine of Urban Land Conservancy dig into the trend.


Voice of Denver: Why I Gave to Ours to Own

Ours to Own offers a user-friendly way for all kinds of Denver residents to invest in the city, says Linda Campbell, a trustee at The Denver Foundation.

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Voice of Denver: Back to School with Common-Sense Discipline

Instead of suspensions, common-sense discipline such as restorative justice can make for better outcomes for all students, and help put an end to the school-to-prison pipeline, says Sarah Park of The Denver Foundation.


Voice of Denver: Progress Made in Connecting the West, Work Remains

Coalition for a Connected West Executive Director Michael Price says we are in a connectivity hub on the Front Range, but there is more work to be done on the regulatory level.


Voice of Denver: CBCA's Unique Leadership Program Focused on Arts & Culture

Deborah Jordy, Executive Director of the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, invites Denver's business leaders to apply for its Leadership Arts program.
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