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Charitable Giving – Looking Beyond Cash

2018-05-11T13:22:30+00:00

Americans have a deep desire to become involved with and have an impact on various societal issues and alleviate suffering where there’s great need.  If you’re involved in regular charitable giving, you know how satisfying it is to know that you’re truly making a difference. Giving cash, often referred to as “checkbook charity” is the popular [...]

Charitable Giving – Looking Beyond Cash 2018-05-11T13:22:30+00:00

Donor Advised Fund Sponsorship vs. Stewardship: Two Very Different Things

2018-03-14T17:14:17+00:00

As you may already know, a donor advised fund is a charitable giving vehicle sponsored by a public charity. When you establish a donor advised fund with us, we become the public charity that sponsors your fund.  You recommend the grants and we make them on your behalf to the charities you choose to support. But [...]

Donor Advised Fund Sponsorship vs. Stewardship: Two Very Different Things 2018-03-14T17:14:17+00:00

Beyond Date Night – How Giving Can Bring Couples Closer Together

2018-02-14T19:36:41+00:00

In today’s hyper-busy culture, many couples end up living almost separate lives during their first one or two decades together. This doesn’t mean they don’t have a close relationship, or that they never do anything together. But, between career demands, shuttling kids to activities, managing the home and all that goes with it, couples need a [...]

Beyond Date Night – How Giving Can Bring Couples Closer Together 2018-02-14T19:36:41+00:00

Meaningful Philanthropy for Millennials

2018-02-02T14:56:35+00:00

If your parents or grandparents have been involved in philanthropic giving for many years, they probably hope you and any siblings will continue to honor this family legacy once they’re gone. How will you do that while also adding your own new story to the legacy of the past? Start by answering why they began giving [...]

Meaningful Philanthropy for Millennials 2018-02-02T14:56:35+00:00

Volunteering (giving time and talent) is a transformational experience

2018-02-02T14:55:03+00:00

Americans are known around the world for their generosity.  Giving is part of our very nature.  Unique among nations, this reputation for caring predates the Declaration of Independence. Americans give generously of their treasure.  In 2016, Americans gave nearly $400 billion to charity.  In perspective, that is $100 billion more than Americans spent on prescription drugs [...]

Volunteering (giving time and talent) is a transformational experience 2018-02-02T14:55:03+00:00

The New Authors of Philanthropic Legacy: Women

2018-01-18T21:05:43+00:00

Back in the 1960s and 1970s, as women began to venture into the workforce and become more independent, TV became rife with commercials themed around this newly empowered female persona. It didn't matter what the commercials were selling, the message was clear: women can make a difference in their lives and the lives of others. For [...]

The New Authors of Philanthropic Legacy: Women 2018-01-18T21:05:43+00:00

Tips for Choosing the Right Charity

2017-12-21T13:53:00+00:00

If you’re like many people who establish a donor-advised fund for philanthropic giving, you probably already have a passion for certain causes. Often, individuals and families set up donor-advised funds out of a strong desire to share their blessings and make positive change in the world. Many donors have given to charities on an individual basis [...]

Tips for Choosing the Right Charity 2017-12-21T13:53:00+00:00

How to Change the World – Finding Philanthropic Focus

2017-11-29T20:33:00+00:00

Some people already have a fairly good idea as to where they’d like to direct their philanthropic giving. But given the wide array of social, scientific research, and environmental needs, many others find it difficult to decide on a specific area of grantmaking from their donor-advised fund. Should you make grants to organizations that support researching new [...]

How to Change the World – Finding Philanthropic Focus 2017-11-29T20:33:00+00:00