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Bruce DeBoskey is a widely-published and highly-acclaimed author of columns and articles in newspapers and magazines such as The Denver Post, The Costco Connection, Boston College's Corporate Citizen Magazine, The Denver Foundation's Give Magazine, the Boulder Jewish News, Investments & Wealth Monitor, Company Week and many more.  Here are some of his published writings: 

   The Denver Post, April 13, 2014
Employee engagement builds better companies, stronger communities
By Bruce DeBoskey
Being fully "engaged" at work profoundly influences an employee's willingness to learn and perform, and has a real impact on a company's bottom line.
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   The Denver Post, March 9, 2014
The 7 deadly excuses for avoiding philanthropy
By Bruce DeBoskey
Millions of generous Americans donate to charity as individuals or as part of a family or business. At the same time, many other people buy into myths about giving - myths that undermine their willingness to give (or give more) to worthy causes.
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   The Denver Post, February 9, 2014
Religious values fuel charitable giving
By Bruce DeBoskey
The world's major religions actively promote philanthropy by encouraging charitable actions that address such pressing issues as income inequality, homelessness, climate change, discrimination and injustice. 
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   The Denver Post, January 12, 2014
Corporate-citizenship Enhances Triple Bottom Line
By Bruce DeBoskey
Companies of all sizes, from the local restaurant to the regional law firm to the national or international corporations, are recognizing that an active corporate social-responsibility program plays an essential role in ultimate business success.
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   The Denver Post, December 8, 2013
How to Maximize Your Holiday Charity Donations
By Bruce DeBoskey
This is the "giving season" - the time of year when many individuals and businesses forcus on philanthropy and make their largest contributions to charity. 
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   The Costco Connection, December 1, 2013
Season for Giving: Nine Tips for Effective Philanthropy
By Bruce DeBoskey
Over the winter holidays, people are in a giving mood. We give to family. We give to friends. And many of us choose this generous time of year to give to charity. 
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  The Denver Post, November 10, 2013
Put the "Giving" back into Turkey-Day
By Bruce DeBoskey
It had been raining hard for days. Reports of 100-year floods were coming out of Boulder and Lyons to the north.  A colleague and I were walking a few blocks to a nearby restaurant for a breakfast meeting. As we walked, a man who appeared to be homeless stepped out from the side of a building...
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   The Denver Post, October 13, 2013
Crowdfunding Fuels Philanthropy
By Bruce DeBoskey
Crowdfunding is a rapidly expanding Internet tool designed to allow large numbers of people to invest or contribute money in support of new businesses, people in need, interesting ideas or important causes. Its recent growth is impressive.
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  The Denver Post, September 8, 2013
Donor Advised Fund or Private Foundation - How do they compare?
By Bruce DeBoskey
The philanthropic community continues to debate whether donor advised funds or private foundations are better vehicles for major donors.
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  The Denver Post, August 11, 2013
Philanthropy benefits the giver, too, with "helper's high" and "giver's glow"
By Bruce DeBoskey
Any discussion of philanthropy usually focuses on how a giver can help others -other people, other organizations or entities, or even the world. But a growing body of scientific evidence demonstrates that acts of philanthropy strongly benefit the giver as well.
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  The Denver Post, July 14, 2013
Startups are Including Philanthropy in their DNA
By Bruce DeBoskey
Many entrepeneurs think of philanthropy as something to consider way off in the futitre when their businesses are mature and profitable. There is a better way.
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  The Denver Post, June 9, 2013
Pain of Tragedy Universal, So What Triggers our Charitable Response?
By Bruce DeBoskey
In April, we witnessed three horrible human tragedies, each man-made and each resulting in death, injury and destruction. The philantropic response to these events varied widely, raising intriguing questions about what motivates people to repond with charity in the face of tragedy.
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  The Denver Post, May 12, 2013
Should Foundations be "All-In" on their Charitable Missions?
By Bruce DeBoskey
What would our world be like if charitable law required foundations to invest all of their assets consistent with their charitable missions?
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  The Denver Post, April 14, 2013
Five Questions Every Nonprofit Donor Should Ask
By Bruce DeBoskey
Donors wishing to contribute their time and treasure to nonprofits have a vast array of choices.  After all, there are more than 1.6 million nonprofit organizations is the United States that would be delighted to accept their resources.
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  The Denver Post, March 10, 2013
Strategic Co-funding Expands Impact of Giving
By Bruce DeBoskey
Philanthropists from families, foundations and businesses are asking, "Can't we accomplish more by working collectively instead of in silos?" 
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  The Denver Post, February 10, 2013
Next Generation of Donors Committed to Philanthropy
By Bruce DeBoskey
With $41 trillion expected to pass by inheritance to NextGen heirs in the coming decades, people are asking, "What's going to happen to that wealth?" and "Will young people be as philanthropic as their elders?"
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  The Denver Post, January 13, 2013
Corporate Citizenship Pays off for U.S. Businesses
By Bruce DeBoskey
When asked "Does business act responsibly?" 70 per cent of Americans answered "yes" in 1968. By 2011, the percentage had dropped to 10 per cent... 
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  The Denver Post, December 16, 2012
Meaningful Philanthropy Can Be the Legacy You Leave
By Bruce DeBoskey
How many people can you name who lived 100 years ago? Including politicians, scientists, artists, inventors, historical figures and our own ancestors, many of us struggle to name even three dozen...
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  The Denver Post, November 18, 2012
Giving 10% of Your Holiday Spending to Charity Could Make a World  of Difference
By Bruce DeBoskey
Americans will spend an average of $750 per person on gifts for family, friends and colleagues in this upcoming Holiday Season, an increase of 4% over 2011.
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  The Denver Post, October 21, 2012
Impact Investing: Putting Your Money Where Your Values Are
By Bruce DeBoskey
More than ever, investors are pondering, "Am I destroying with my left hand what my right hand is trying to save?"
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  The Denver Post, September 23, 2012
What's Love Got to Do with Effective Philanthropy?
By Bruce DeBoskey
The term "philanthropy" is a combination of two ancient Greek words...
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  The Denver Post, August 19, 2012
Social Enterprises Use Market Forces for Good
By Bruce DeBoskey
Many nonprofit organizations have made innovative social enterprises part of their daily operations to help them achieve their mission...
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  The Denver Post, July 22, 2012
Women Changing the Face of Philanthropy
By Bruce DeBoskey
Women have changed the face of philanthropy.  With more money and increased control and influence over how it is spent, more women than ever...
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  The Denver Post, June 24, 2012
Champ Bailey, Chauncey Billups, Todd Helton Score Big with Charity Work
By Bruce DeBoskey
Professional athletes are often criticized for being poor role models. Colorado has many athletes, however, who set an example of leadership with philanthropy...
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  The Denver Post, May 20, 2012
Ten Steps to Becoming a More Effective Philanthropist
By Bruce DeBoskey
Many donors look at their charitable efforts and wonder:  Does the nonprofit I'm supporting really have an impact?  What can I do to make my philanthropy more effective?  Being an effective philanthropist doesn't depend on the amount of time or money you give but rather on how you approach your giving...
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  The Denver Post, April 22, 2012
Corporate Philanthropy Helps Turn Companies Into Good Citizens
By Bruce DeBoskey
The business case supporting corporate philanthropy is well documented. Enhanced employee recruitment, lower turnover, higher job satisfaction, customer preference and loyalty for companies that invest in communities, and higher profits have been demonstrated by studies...
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  The Denver Post, March 18, 2012
Venture Philanthropy Risky But Rewarding
By Bruce DeBoskey
Venture capital takes financial capital and expertise and provides them to high-potential, high-risk, startup businesses. Venture philanthropy uses the same approach and applies it to philanthropic donations in the nonprofit or social enterprise sector...
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  The Denver Post, February 19, 2012
Kids Can Be Philanthropists of Great Stature
By Bruce DeBoskey
With philanthropy as their cause, kids are not only the leaders of tomorrow; they're demonstrating passion, insight and ability to be leaders today...
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  The Denver Post, January 22, 2012
Market-based Solutions Flex Business Muscle
By Bruce DeBoskey
Historically, businesses have donated billions of dollars to nonprofits to help address social problems by approaching the social contract of "giving back" to society in two primary ways...
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  The Denver Post, December 18, 2011
How to Be a Strategic Philanthropist
By Bruce DeBoskey
This is the season when many people make charitable donations.  This generosity is acutely needed and greatly appreciated.  Next year, however, consider approaching your charitable giving as a strategic philanthropist, rather than as a donor...
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  The Denver Post, November 20, 2011
Overcoming our "Bystander" Moments by Giving this Holiday Season
By Bruce DeBoskey
I was 21 years old, traveling alone in southern Turkey, when I came upon a mob of people in the town square of a small fishing village.  In the middle of the crowd was a mentally disabled young man who was being taunted by the mob...
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  The Denver Post, October 30, 2011
Estate Planning for Charity Can Shape Legacy
By Bruce DeBoskey
Philanthropy during your lifetime is the best and most effective way to share not only your money but also your values with others.  Creating or revising an estate plan is the last chance you have to pass on more than money to your heirs, shape your legacy, and help create a better world after you're gone...
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Investments & Wealth Monitor, October 1, 2011 
The Fourth Leg of the Table - Philanthropic Advisors Enhance the Work of Other Trusted Advisors and Help Clients Achieve Their Philanthropic Goals
By Bruce DeBoskey
HIgh-net-worth individuals and families frequently have three well-established legs of their philanthropic planning table...
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  The Denver Post, September 18, 2011
Ancient Ladder of Giving Can Guide Modern Philanthropy
By Bruce DeBoskey
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 philanthropy.
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  The Denver Post, August 21, 2011
How to Profit From Doing Good
By Bruce DeBoskey
Businesses remain under pressure from employees, shareholders and customers to demonstrate corporate social responsibility and accountibility to the communities in which they operate.
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  The Denver Post, July 17, 2011
Determine Your True Giving Capacity
By Bruce DeBoskey
In 2010, Americans contributed about 2 per cent to 3 per cent of their net incomes to charitable causes.  With government services shrinking and demands upon nonprofits rising, is this enough?
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  The Denver Post, June 19, 2011
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 have no access to clean water...
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  The Denver Post, May 15, 2011
Young Philanthropists Can Effect Real Change
By Bruce DeBoskey
Young philanthropists have had access to an unprecedented amount of information about the world in which they live, including the many serious challenges facing people and the planet... 
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  The Denver Post, April 17, 2011
Community Foundations Know Their Local Needs
By Bruce DeBoskey
Community foundations are an invaluable resource for philanthropists who want to address important issues and make an impact in their own communities...
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  The Denver Post, March 20, 2011
Businesses Have Big Stake in Improving Their Communities
By Bruce DeBoskey
We've come a long way since economist Milton Friedman's 1970 admonition to American business leaders that their only responsibility is to maximize profits...
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  The Denver Post, February 13, 2011
Involve Kids Early in Family's Giving Ethos
By Bruce DeBoskey
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...
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  The Denver Post, January 9, 2011
Giving Circles Include Learning, Socializing
By Bruce DeBoskey
A giving circle is a group of people that pools money and other resources and decides jointly how to support nonprofits...
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  The Denver Post, December 5, 2010
Some Digging Can Help You Find an Effective Charity
By Bruce DeBoskey
There are over 1.5 million charities in the United States...
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  The Denver Post, November 7, 2010
This Holiday, Consider Giving Instead of Gifting
By Bruce DeBoskey
With the holidays just around the corner, many of us look forward to gathering with loved ones...
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  The Denver Post, October 3, 2010
Business Philanthropy Can be a Win-Win
By Bruce DeBoskey
Businesses are philanthropic for many reasons...
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  The Denver Post, August 22, 2010
Philanthropy Not Just for the Wealthy
By Bruce DeBoskey
Imagine what we would do if we could transform our community in just one way...
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