What we're about

Never Not Doing Things (NNDT) is a free-to-play Denver CO based non-profit organization, whose mission is to build an appreciation for global and local conservation, community and arts by providing like-minded individuals the opportunity to LEARN.

LIVE – First and foremost, we all need the capacity to appreciate the World. The ONLY way that this is possible is if we uppercase-LIVE in it, not just lowercase-live in it. Get out and LIVE.

Our goal is to help you live your best life by facilitating many free/discounted experiences (from hiking and skiing to art shows and live music) organized and filled with others who share your passions.

EDUCATE – We believe that there is “no evolution without education”. How do I get into beekeeping? What do I need to know about winter camping? How can I become a recycling superstar? These are all questions that align with our Purpose (and coincidentally, all classes that we shared). Never Not Doing Things has a network of in-house and partner classes and educational experiences (many for free/donation) to help you figure out (or refresh) YOUR purpose.

ACT – Take a cue from Shia and “Just DO It” The thing is, he is 100% correct…“Yesterday you said tomorrow”. We make it easy for you to do it…whatever it is. We set up the experience and location. We work with our partners for discounts and group benefits. We use current online and social networking platforms to mitigate any complications for you so you can just get involved. That being said, we allow for multiple levels of involvement, so there is always plenty for anyone who wants to go the extra mile through further volunteering, organizing, hosting or just being an ambassador for our various causes.

RESOURCE – We offer many opportunities to provide support for our mission. We value and treasure anything you can offer, whether it be donations of time, money or just expertise. That’s right…if you fancy yourself an expert whatever-er, talk to one of our Leadership Team about opportunities to share your expertise and passion with our members and friends. In addition to the fell-goddedness of putting people on to what you love, becoming a NNDT expert has the potential for group fringe benefits including (but not limited to); cool schwag, discounted memberships, free admissions and sometimes cold hard cash. We are also looking for experts to write articles for our in-development blog that is good exposure for anyone looking to expand his/her/their portfolio.

But, also…we really need money. I know, sore topic. But the lights need to be kept on somehow. While we try to keep your cost at the bare minimums, we do appreciate any donation that you think we deserve.

NETWORK – The key element of NNDT. Build on the network. This works in a couple of ways. First, our Leadership Team networks with local organizations to build partnerships that are mutually beneficial, and provide NNDT members (you) with the best, mission friendly experiences and little to no cost. Secondly, our members (you) spread the word (through social media, word of mouth, and just regular attendance) to build on our free-to-play membership. Basically, the more people we have participating in some form or fashion, the more incentive bigger organizations have to partner with us to provide you with the goods.

What do we mean by free-to-play? It will always be 100% free to be a part of Never Not Doing Things. While we may provide premium memberships and merchandise/experiences may have a cost (though we will also always provide a ton of free stuff), you will never be forced to pay us for our basic services.

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Never Not Doing Things Does New York

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The time has come to extend our family...This past year I have been woking with some friends, vendors and partners in New York and we are proud to announce that we are officially offering Never Not Doing Things services to the tri-state area... Why am I telling you? Well, it dawns on me that a core characteristic of our members is love of travel...and as NY is one of the more travelled destinations in the US, I thought it would be wise to share the new group with you all as well, so you can join and find NNDT caliber gatherings should you visit. Or if you have any friends and family out east, you can invite them to our network. The Meetup group is here: https://www.meetup.com/Never-Not-Doing-Things-NY/ and the Facebook group is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/283943785642054/ Hope to see you all over there. James

Snowshoeing w/ REI @ Echo Lake (Signup on REI.com required)

Hosted by REI, they provides the gaiters, snowshoes and poles! $69 for REI Members ($89 for Non-members). YOU MUST SIGN UP ON THE REI WEBSITE (link below) TO ACTUALLY REGISTER FOR THE EVENT. Link to sign up is here: https://www.rei.com/event/introduction-to-colorado-snowshoeing/222801 Don’t worry if you can’t make this one, there are a dozen or so of these events on their website under REI Events over a wide range of dates. Only 11 spots available for 1/19 as of this posting. Description from REI website: Discover the joy of winter and the freedom of snowshoeing! We'll bring the snowshoes, snowshoe poles, and professional guides; you bring a desire to get outside and enjoy the snow. Come join us for a snowshoe adventure and finish the day with warm drinks around a fire! Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a participating parent / responsible adult. Enjoy being outside in the beauty of winter Practice snowshoeing with professional guides Learn local areas to get outside during the winter months We can arrange carpool as we get closer to the event for those interested.

Table for 10 - Dim Sum at Star Kitchen

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Since seating is limited, and people have a tendency to blindly RSVP and cancel, there will be a $5 required donation to lock your spot. The money is non-refundable and goes directly to a local charitable non-profit organization. If you RSVP, you will be placed on waitlist UNTIL i receive money from you via venmo (@james-sheskier) if you can not pay through venmo, please contact me and we can make other arrangements. $5 is the minimum, but as always you are welcome to donate as much as you like. Come join us for "The Best Dim Sum in Denver" at Star Kitchen on the corner of Federal and Mississippi. This place is awesome, everyone always loves it and it will hopefully be the beginning of our long running "Table for 10" events where we support a local restaurant eat some good food and get to know one another. Note: This is NOT closed off to JUST singles, but I am intending to make it 1:1 men to women to split the demographic in an attempt to promote conversation. You can find Star Kitchen's menu here: http://www.starkitchenseafooddimsum.com/menu.html Things to know: This place always has a huge line...We will arrive at 11am, but we will likely not be seated until 11:45+... This place is also designed to order for the table and split the bill evenly...this will include all dim sum, "soft" beverages and 18% gratuity...They do have their liquor license, so if you plan on ordering alcohol, please pay for that separately. Please message me with any questions.

#nndt52in52 Challenge...win free stuff

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Join us for the Never Not Doing Things 52in52 challenge. We're committing to hiking 52 trails in 2019... Instagram your best hike pics and link @nevernotdoingthings and add the hashtag #nndt52in52 and best picture wins an REI giftcard! winner will be picked in December...we will also be blogging some of our best hikes of the year here: https://www.nevernotdoingthings.com/feed See you on the trails!

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#nndt52in52 Challenge...win free stuff

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