By Rhonda Van Pelt If you’re an animal lover, you know that every time you give your heart to a pet, it’s likely that grief is in your future. Cynthia and David Bullock had grieved for pets before, but losing Harley, their Rottweiler-heeler mix, to cancer in 2010 hit especially hard. So they turned that […]
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By Rhonda Van Pelt editorial@csbj.com The calendar features iconic actors, singers and athletes, even the Dalai Lama. But take a closer look — each month’s “model” is someone served by The Arc Pikes Peak Region. On the cover, an updated Rosie the Riveter promises, “We Can Do It!” Most pages include a quote from the […]
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Hold that five dollars. Giving to panhandlers can do more harm than good, service providers say, and the new HelpCOS campaign is promoting a better way to give. Launched May 31 by the city of Colorado Springs in partnership with Pikes Peak United Way, HelpCOS recognizes increasing frustration at panhandlers on the streets, doubts over […]
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By Rhonda Van Pelt Many of us recycle paper, cans and bottles, and feel proud of ourselves. Blue Star Recyclers is waaay ahead in the “something to be proud of” sweepstakes — this nonprofit recycles people. CEO Bill Morris likes to say he was one of the first to benefit from the program he co-founded […]
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Terms such as “venture philanthropy,” “impact financing” and “program-related investments” have grown more common, and each has a focus on achieving measurable, social impact alongside financial return. These model descriptors are often lumped together and considered interchangeable, though they differ slightly in terms of enterprise financing, according to Jeff Cooper, a local entrepreneur and private […]
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