5 lessons learned exploring best giving practices

From Bruce DeBoskey’s “On Philanthropy” column in the Denver Post: Although philanthropy is a deeply personal and highly individualized endeavor, here are the top five broadly applicable lessons I’ve learned: 1. Look through two lenses… 2. Engage others… 3. Go deep, not wide… 4. Deploy all philanthropically committed capital for mission… 5. Give boldly; start…

Thank You, Neil & Jane Golub!

Watch the video above to hear how Neil and Jane Golub have made a positive impact through philanthropy from regional and national nonprofit leaders! The C. Jordan Vail Spirit of Philanthropy Award is presented annually in recognition of community members who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and extraordinary commitment to preserving and enhancing the quality of…

10 Trade-Offs That Donors Face That Make Philanthropy Tough But Rewarding

Melissa A. Berman at the Chronicle of Philanthropy writes: Philanthropists often say that giving away money is tougher than any other job they have had. What makes philanthropy particularly demanding are the tensions and trade-offs donors constantly struggle with to achieve thoughtful, effective giving. As F. Scott Fitzgerald aptly said, “The test of a first-rate…

Strategic Giving: 5 Steps to Getting the Most Bang for Your Philanthropic Buck

This post comes to us from Bruce DeBoskey and the Denver Post: During the holiday season, our mailboxes are overflowing with catalogs, holiday cards — and requests for donations. Our voice message boxes are not much farther behind. At this time of year, when people are feeling particularly generous, nonprofits work hard to raise needed…

From Sage Hill: Are Our Children Thankful For Their Inheritance?

An inspiring Thanksgiving message about family philanthropy by Philip J. Toffel, Esq., CEO of Sage Hill Advisory & Management: I find that many of my friends, family and I truly think about how thankful we are … for the somewhat obvious health, happiness, friends, family…but also, in many cases, thankful to have been taught and mentored to feel good about…