Give to Big Idea Project on Colorado Gives Day!

Tricia Halsey Events

Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement created in 2010 to increase online philanthropy in Colorado. Started by the Community First Foundation and backed by FirstBank, Coloradans are encourage to “Give Where You Live” on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. If you are concerned about education in schools and the state of Colorado’s youth, consider giving to the Big Idea …

How BIP Connects the Classrooms, Companies, & Community

Thomas Smith Example of Generous Leadership, Generous Leadership

“Kennedy is pushing for legislation that will allow children to seek psychiatric help at a younger age. There were lots of community leaders at the table, and she belonged.” Zak Ferry, quoted above, met Big Idea Project Horizon High School participant Kennedy at the state gala last May. The event showcases the top five teams as they present to Big …

Leadership? Do I have to care?

Tricia Halsey Generous Leadership

  Scientists have proven that empathy is the key ingredient to improving human society. Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of others. It’s not just sympathizing by saying, “that’s too bad.” Empathy is stepping into another person’s shoes, it’s feeling what they feel. Without empathy, society decays. People put self-interest above all else. Apathy and violence …

Teaching Children How to Think: A Big Idea

Tricia Halsey Business, Events, Example of Generous Leadership

Guest Blog by Anson Thompson “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”  ― Margaret Mead I attended a gathering last night in Denver. It was held by a group called Colorado Thought Leaders Forum. I’ve attended a few events with this organization. Their tag is “We Value Productive Relationships, Not Transactions.” They network differently in Denver, CO. In …

How Can your Business Adopt a School?

Tricia Halsey Uncategorized

This morning, while sitting in a meeting with a Generous Leadership® company here in Denver who is interested in sponsoring Big Idea Project’s work, my friend told this story:  “While visiting the Bay Area of California, a colleague of mine was fortunate enough see the legendary Bono in concert. We all know how socially active Bono is with critical issues …

Business Leaders: Bearers of Hope to Students?

Tricia Halsey Business, Schools, Uncategorized

If you walk into a typical high school and listen to what students are saying, you’ll hear complaints about ‘jumping through hoops’ and doing work that seems irrelevant. At their core, students are worried their education is not preparing them for their future. According to Gallup’s 2015 Student Poll on the level of hope in students today, more than 1 …

Alumni Profile: Megan Lacy

Tricia Halsey Uncategorized

“My greatest take away is the new mindset I have,” BIP Alumnus Megan Lacy said. “This project helped me realize how blessed I am and that every day is an opportunity to improve the lives of others and inspire others to do the same.”   Megan Lacy is a senior of Columbine High School and was a participant of the …

Non-Profit Profile: Project Helping

Tricia Halsey Example of Generous Leadership, Testimonial

“I was fortunate to find volunteering, by accident, as a tremendous outlet for improving my own mental wellness,” Founder and CEO Justin Kruger said. “My experience volunteering and the improvement in my own mental wellness inspired me to start Project Helping.” Five years ago, Justin Kruger made a discovery. He learned it was possible to “improve mental wellness by designing and …