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Posts Tagged With ‘ Philanthropy ’

 

Move Aside Microbreweries: Boulder’s #1 Running Store is the Hottest Hub in town

January 13th, 2017

You may not believe it, but Boulder’s hottest community hangout isn’t inside a brewery or artisanal coffee shop. It’s in a running store. A holistic health oriented, custom insole building running store named Flatirons Running. Just ask 98-year-old CU Professor Emeritus William Weber. He’s in the middle of a head-to-head cribbage match with Flatirons Running’s co-owner and recognized “Foot Whisperer” RL Smith. The two play the card game on one of the store’s plush lounge areas, Weber’s wooden cane splayed diagonally on a green bench. “We have people who come into the store... Read More

Corporate Philanthropy Made Easy

March 3rd, 2016

In previous articles, I’ve touched on concepts related to creating mission-based organizations and I’ve highlighted companies that have built a culture of impact and sustainability into daily business practices. More than any defined monetary contribution, these cultural and community-based efforts are crucial to ensuring that the future of our world is as bright as the future of our businesses. However, for companies that are looking to create lasting impact through monetary contributions, apart from or in addition to more qualitative efforts, the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado has created... Read More

Impact Investing vs. Philanthropy: The Zuckerberg Debate

December 10th, 2015

We’ve all heard the ancient proverb: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime, right? Well, the meaning behind this proverb seems to be at the heart of a debate that has been sparked by Mark Zuckerberg and Dr. Priscilla Chan’s announcement that they would give away approximately $45 billion worth of Facebook shares over the course of their lifetimes. Any announcement made in such a public way by such a public figure is likely to ignite a firestorm of pushback and the Zuckerberg announcement was no different. Critics disparaged the Zuckerbergs... Read More

Boulder Giving, its about Community.

October 24th, 2014

  Philanthropy is such a hot topic these days, from Mark Zuckerberg’s major contribution to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, to the #BoulderWin of GNIP and Twitter which will benefit all of Boulder County. But philanthropy is not just about monetary contributions, it’s about the time and effort that individuals put back into their community which makes everyone’s lives better. According to the North American Dictionary, philanthropy is described as the desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially by the donation of money to good causes. Honestly, I know... Read More