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Consulting agency founder recognized for helping Broomfield nonprofits – Broomfield Enterprise


Those who know Barbara Pennell Jaynes describe her as a person who has worked tirelessly to help local nonprofits grow, thrive and build stronger community connections.

Pennell Jaynes, of Superior, is the recipient of the Heart of Broomfield’s Philanthropic award, which recognizes a person who supports Broomfield nonprofits.

Barbara Pennell Jaynes (Barbara Pennell Jaynes / Courtesy photo)

“I am just shocked and humbled,” Pennell Jaynes said. “It’s so easy to be philanthropic in Broomfield because it’s such a loving and welcoming community. There are so many wonderful people and the fact that they would recognize me brings me to tears.”

When it comes to helping nonprofits, Pennell Jaynes has a wealth of knowledge. She is the founder of Positively-Funded, a consulting agency that assists nonprofits and small businesses in growth and business strategy. Before Positively-Funded, she worked for roughly 10 years in urban development, honing her negotiation and business development skills.

For the past seven years, Pennell Jaynes has offered pro-bono time to attend monthly Broomfield Community Service Network meetings with nonprofit leaders. She also has encouraged nonprofits to participate in the meetings.

Chrysti Britt was among those invited to the service network meetings. Britt is the executive director of Cultivate, a nonprofit that seeks to help seniors flourish through active engagement with their communities.

In a recommendation letter to nominate Pennell Jaynes for the award, Britt described how Pennell Jaynes’ efforts paved the way for Cultivate to begin providing service to Broomfield County seniors. Britt said that kind of dedication deserves recognition.

“(Pennell Jaynes) is always embarking on a new project to help other service organizations be successful, and she does it with genuine warmth and an infectious smile,” Britt wrote in the letter. “Because of Barbara, we now serve Broomfield County seniors with three direct service programs and continue to grow in ways that would not have been possible with her continued support.”

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In another letter of recommendation for Pennell Jaynes to receive the award, Andrea Balazs McDermott, corporate social responsibility for Premier Members Credit Union, said Jaynes helped the business to bolster support for Premier Gives, a charitable giving program.

“Organizationally, we have successfully grown the impact of our program through Barbara’s orchestration of building our community leadership connections, improving our media relations, and engaging the community in our giving,” Balazs McDermott wrote. “We have been recognized locally, regionally and statewide for our giving program, thanks to Barbara’s influence.”

Balazs McDermott said it’s Pennell Jaynes’ positive influence and involvement that helped to shape the future of Broomfield.

Continuing to help nonprofits and small businesses get connected with information that can help them grow is another one of Pennell Jaynes’ efforts. Through the Broomfield Community Foundation’s Knowledge Series, which is geared toward small businesses and nonprofits, Pennell Jaynes has helped to bring in educators to provide valuable information to those listening. The series now runs virtually every other month.

“Nonprofits and small businesses might not be able to afford individual consultations with the speakers but benefit greatly from the presentations that Barbara helps schedule,” Kim Ann Wardlow, executive director for the Audio Information Network of Colorado, wrote in her nomination letter.

The nonprofit provides news and information to people who are blind and vision impaired.

Across the Front Range, Pennell Jaynes has worked to bring people and resources together.

“Pulling those people and pieces of support in to make for a stronger Broomfield is such a joy,” Pennell Jaynes said.

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