ARTICLES AND ESSAYS

No More Half Measures: The Case for Bigger, Bolder Advocacy SupportScott Downes, Grantmakers in Health: Views from the Field, April 2017. An article highlighting lessons from an Atlas Learning Project research brief on how foundations can better support policy campaigns while also building more lasting advocacy capacity. 

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Democracy is a Health Equity IssueScott Downes, The Colorado Trust, February 2017. An article looking at the ties between democratic participation, health equity and other policies, and longstanding barriers for some in the political process. 

Fomenting the RebellionScott Downes, Medium, January 2017. A dispatch from the Women's March on Denver. 

Peyton Manning's Last AudibleScott Downes, Medium, February 2016. An article about how Manning could help change the discussion of sexual assault on college campuses in the wake of long-standing allegations. 

Get On Board: The Value and Importance of Nonprofit Board ServiceScott Downes, What's The Risk Blog, December 2015. A blog post on lessons for volunteerism and nonprofit board service.

On GratitudeScott Downes, Medium, February 2015. An essay that looks back on mentorship, appreciation for new opportunity, and living more grateful lives. 

Field of Themes: Five Early Lessons from an Innovative Advocacy ApproachScott Downes, National Civic Review, Winter 2014, Volume 103, Issue 4. An article highlighting key themes that emerged from the planning phase of an advocacy field-building grant strategy. 

We All Left SomewhereScott Downes. The Colorado Trust, 2014. Commentary on the launch of a new community engagement strategy in rural Colorado. 

BIKING AND OTHER OUTDOOR WRITING

The Five Stages of the Mount Evans Hill ClimbScott Downes, Rodeo Labs Journal, August 2016. Race report on the Mount Evans Hill Climb. 

Rodeo Rally: Rollins PassScott Downes, Rodeo Labs Journal, July 2016. Trip write up about an exploratory day on the bike near Rollins Pass and the James Peak Wilderness Area. 

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Haute Route is ComingScott Downes, 303Cycling News, June, 2016. A preview of the upcoming Haute Route Rockies event, coming to Colorado in 2017. 

The Champ Is Here: Q&A with Fat Bike Work Champion Amy BeiselScott Downes, 303Cycling News, March 2016. An interview with the pro mountain bike racer and unofficial Fat Bike World champion. 

Evie's Hour: The Scene at Evelyn Stevens' Record-Setting Day, Scott Downes, 303Cycling News, February 2016. A recap of Evelyn Stevens successful attempt to break the UCI Hour Record. 

The Breck Epic: Six Days of Singletrack Survival, Scott Downes, Rodeo Labs Journal, August 2015. Race report on the six-stage, 240-mile Breck Epic mountain bike race.