Amplified Giving

Year-End Giving Deadlines Loom

[fa icon="calendar'] December 11, 2018 at 3:19 PM / by Matt Keller posted in Charitable Giving, Donor Advised Fund, DAF, Tax Deduction, Philanthropy, Insider Tips, Specialty Assets, year-end giving, year-end

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If you have ever worked for or with a philanthropic organization, you are well aware that the calendar from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve should just say, “BUSY.” And for good reason. According to the M+R 2018 Benchmark Study, 31% of annual giving is made in December with 12% of all annual giving happening in the last three days of the year. With all that charitable giving, there are a lot of financial advisors, fundraisers and gift processors burning the midnight oil to get every penny counted before January 1.

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Take Giving Tuesday to the Next Level with a Donor-Advised Fund

[fa icon="calendar'] November 20, 2018 at 3:40 PM / by Matt Keller posted in Charitable Giving, Donor Advised Fund, DAF, Tax Deduction, Philanthropy, Insider Tips, Specialty Assets, year-end giving

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Giving Tuesday began in 2012 as a chance to step back from the commercial consumerism that claims so much of the focus this time of year and turn our attention to philanthropic opportunities. According to the NonProfit Times, gifts to charities hit a record $274 Million on Giving Tuesday a year ago and every indication shows that 2018 should be another record-breaking year.

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Generational Giving and Millennials: Three Things to Know

[fa icon="calendar'] November 6, 2018 at 10:24 AM / by Jordan Muller posted in Charitable Giving, Donor Advised Fund, DAF, Tax Deduction, Philanthropy, Insider Tips, Specialty Assets, Generational Giving, Disaster Relief

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For financial advisors, the subject of charitable giving has often been an exciting one. While it can benefit the donor in a variety of ways, the impact on the charity can resonate for generations to come. Generational giving, specifically, can help nurture cross-generational bonds with family members, teach fiscal responsibility to the younger generations and instill philanthropic habits within the family ranks.

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Using Your Donor-Advised Fund for Aid in Disaster Relief

[fa icon="calendar'] September 28, 2018 at 3:30 PM / by Matt Keller posted in Charitable Giving, Donor Advised Fund, DAF, Tax Deduction, Philanthropy, Insider Tips, Specialty Assets, Generational Giving, Disaster Relief

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Hurricane season is upon us and it’s a terrible reminder that Mother Nature can destroy property, communities and lives in an instant. The country recently watched in horror as Hurricane Florence tore through the Eastern Seaboard. Ranked just behind Hurricane Harvey in the level of rainfall, Florence has left many families in the Carolinas, Maryland and along the Northeastern Seaboard reeling.

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Building a Charitable Legacy

[fa icon="calendar'] August 30, 2018 at 3:07 PM / by Matt Keller posted in Charitable Giving, Donor Advised Fund, DAF, Tax Deduction, Philanthropy, Insider Tips, Specialty Assets, legacy, Life Insurance, Generational Giving

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An often-cited philanthropic goal among charitable-minded individuals is to develop a lasting impact that will live on after they are gone. Whether that means instilling in your children and grandchildren a tradition of giving, or developing a means of perpetual giving to continue your charitable habits after your time on Earth has passed, having the ability to make a financial difference and creating a legacy of giving can easily be accomplished by starting a Donor-Advised Fund (DAF).

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Now is a Great Time to Donate Specialty Assets

[fa icon="calendar'] July 20, 2018 at 2:48 PM / by Matt Keller posted in Charitable Giving, Donor Advised Fund, DAF, Tax Reform, Tax Deduction, Philanthropy, Insider Tips, Specialty Assets

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Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) have been the fastest growing philanthropic vehicle for the past five years. One of the main reasons for their popularity is their ease of use. Many advisors describe DAFs to their clients as philanthropic savings accounts. Once the assets are given, the tax deduction can be made right away and the fund holds the charitable gift until the donor recommends grants to qualified charities.

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