Posts by Bruce DeBoskey

Involve Kids Early in Family Philanthropy and Give Them Input into Giving

Posted by Bruce DeBoskey on July 5, 2018

Many of us adults give considerable thought to how we will pass along our money to the rising generations in our families when we die. Far fewer of us also consider how we will pass along our “value assets” – our family’s unique approach to community, giving back and helping others, while we’re living.

Set a New Table, Create a “Safe Zone” for Effective Family Philanthropy

Posted by Bruce DeBoskey on September 21, 2017

Multigenerational family philanthropy creates a unique opportunity for every family to set a new table so that all adult and young adult family members are invited to sit, share, develop and act upon common values and goals around money and philanthropy.

Focused Mission Statements Help Donors Decide Where to Direct Their Money

Posted by Bruce DeBoskey on July 27, 2017

Creation of a good mission statement is a worthwhile endeavor. It involves and educates current and future stakeholders, enforces focus, clarifies decision-making, and provides valuable information to nonprofits and other donors alike.

The Giving Pledge for the Rest of Us

Posted by Bruce DeBoskey on February 13, 2017

The Giving Pledge has been successful in encouraging philanthropy among the ultra-wealthy. However, this good idea should not be restricted to billionaires. Each of us can make a personal, achievable pledge to receive less — and give and do more to help address society’s urgent problems.

Philanthropy Supports Democracy, Democracy Supports Us All

Posted by Bruce DeBoskey on December 19, 2016

Results of the recent election season have spotlighted the tremendous divisiveness in our nation – divisiveness that colors our approach to our country, our government and each other.

Six Years, Six Important Lessons About Philanthropy

Posted by Bruce DeBoskey on November 3, 2016

Throughout this process, I have learned many lessons about what works best. As I launch the seventh year of this practice and these columns, I would like to share six key lessons.

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