Steve Graham

Steve Graham

Steve Graham is a talented and experienced writer and editor with a deep passion for nonprofits. He received his BA and BS from the University of Colorado Boulder in Journalism and Political Science. Steve is incredibly gifted in his ability to assist organizations, businesses and artists and help them share their stories and grow.
Steve has more than two decades of extensive writing and editing experience for high-quality magazines, websites, social media, and daily and weekly newspapers such as:
Mile High Newspaper, Renew Magazine (a Colorado-based home improvement magazine), The New Scene Magazine, (a leading home improvement website), Colorado Music Buzz magazine, Colorado Municipal League as well as other Colorado nonprofits, SMS messages about entertainment news and events.
Steve specializes in engaging, in-depth feature profiles of musicians, artists and craft beer producers. Adding to his impressive repertoire, he has written investigative reports, political news, business stories, reviews and much more. He has also managed social media campaigns for several companies.
In addition, he also has a wide range of editing experience, employing his sharp eye for grammar, style and tight writing.
Steve is also a philanthropist. He habitually takes on the roles of community leader, connector and fundraiser for multiple organizations. As chair of two nonprofit education groups, he helps these groups communicate, raise money, organize events and foster long-lasting community connections.
Some of Steve's numerous specialties include: Feature writing, copy editing, investigative journalism, fundraising, non-profit fundraising and oversight, among many others.

On, he has written extensively about all things home improvement, ranging from how to control garden gophers ( to cleaning your oven and laptop (,, to even tips for greening your house for a sale ( Check out his wide variety of well-written articles below!

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Clean Energy Options for Houses

Posted by Steve Graham | Jun 24, 2013

Many homeowners who want clean, green energy will buy and install solar panels. However, a solar array can be prohibitively expensive. Moreover, solar panels are not an option for many...

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Five Ways to Use a Small Urban Backyard

Posted by Steve Graham | Jun 24, 2013

City dwellers often rely on botanical gardens and city parks for their outdoor fix, but many may have a perfectly green garden space in the back yard. Of course, the small backyard...

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How to Control Garden Gophers

Posted by Steve Graham | Jun 23, 2013

Gophers can be a serious threat in home gardens. They have a nasty reputation for pulling entire plants down from their roots and eating them. Even if your plants haven’t been...

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Making the Right Landscaping Choices for Curb Appeal

Posted by Steve Graham | Oct 28, 2011

As much as we like to encourage people to use low-water landscaping techniques and to eschew the traditional lawn in favor of permaculture gardens and sustainable cover crops, there...

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3 Ways to Clean Your Oven Without Chemicals

Posted by Steve Graham | Oct 27, 2011

No matter how neat you are, every home cook will occasionally need to clean the oven. Even a self-cleaning oven isn't a self-sweeping oven. It just burns off spilled food at extreme...


How to Clean a Laptop Keyboard and Screen

Posted by Steve Graham | Oct 20, 2011

The portability of the laptop computer is also its downfall in some ways. Because we can use them everywhere, we do -- with little regard for the consequences. Coffee, fingerprints,...

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We Tried It: Eating Jack-o-Lantern

Posted by Steve Graham | Oct 19, 2011

Can you eat a Jack-o-lantern? In a word, yes. It tastes OK (if a little bland without spices, condensed milk and a crust) and provides plenty of healthy nutrition. In fact, it's possible...

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DIY Foot Odor Remedies

Posted by Steve Graham | Oct 19, 2011

Admit it. Sometimes your feet smell. It's OK. We won't tell anyone. You don't even have to be seen buying foot odor products at the drugstore or supermarket. The remedy is probably...

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Home Staging: When to Say When

Posted by Steve Graham | Oct 19, 2011

In a saturated real estate market, sellers may be tempted to spend vast amounts of time and money upgrading, decorating and staging a house to attract attention and encourage a fast,...

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10 Alternatives to Pumpkins for Halloween

Posted by Steve Graham | Oct 11, 2011

Hurricane Irene, other weather events and a widespread fungus have led to shortages of pumpkins over the years. The great pumpkin shortage of 2011 had many looking to celebrate Halloween...