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The Gift of Giving it All Aways

Like many of us bloggers, she studied English and History in college. She graduated with no idea what she wanted to do. Betty Londergan moved to the mountains of Colorado and became an editor for a small magazine. Later, she became an advertising guru. Her passion was always writing. Erin Levin: One Woman’s Journey Around […]

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Ancient Ladder of Giving Can Guide Modern Philanthropy

By Bruce DeBoskey Special to The Denver Post POSTED: 09/18/2011 01:00:00 AM MST More than 800 years ago, Moses Maimonides, known by many as Rambam, a rabbi, physician and philosopher, described eight rungs on the ladder of charitable giving. Remarkably, his approach is still pertinent to contemporary thinking about philanthropy. The first rung, at the […]

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Determine your true giving capacity

By Bruce DeBoskey In 2010, Americans contributed about 2 percent to 3 percent of their net incomes to charitable causes. With government services shrinking and demands upon nonprofits rising, is this enough? The answer to the question “What is my full giving potential?” is deeply personal. For America’s 400 billionaires, Bill and Melinda Gates and […]

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Innovation can help defeat poverty

By Bruce DeBoskey More than 1 billion people on Earth earn less than $1 a day. Two billion earn less than $2, and 5 billion earn less than $10 per day. Roughly 1.6 billion people have no access to electricity. Some 1.2 billion lack clean water. And 22,000 children die from preventable causes each day. […]

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Involve Kids Early in Family’s Giving Ethos

By Bruce DeBoskey Special to The Denver Post Involving your children – young or grown – in your philanthropy is one of the best ways to pass on your values about community, giving back, and helping others. Kids learn not only by example, but also by actively participating in their family’s giving plan. Children as […]

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