The Advise Us Foundation blogs about donor-advised funds and other planned strategies and techniques including charitable remainder trusts and charitable lead trusts. We offer this charitable giving information as a resource for donors, professionals, and charities that provide and plan gifts to non-profit organizations.
Nonprofits do an excellent job of promoting how planned gifts, and their donors, achieve amazing results in saving and changing the lives of the recipients of philanthropic gifting. While planned gifts are often associated with tax planning, they still come with a story. There is a nature behind planned givers better seen as givers who are thoughtful about how their lives can touch the lives of others through their acts.
A little planning can go a long way. Did you know that making a planned gift will not only help ensure the health of the organizations you support long into the future, but can also provide benefits to you?
What exactly is planned giving? And, how can you benefit from it?
In short, a planned gift is the type of gift that requires a little more thought than simply writing a check or processing a credit card. It’s a gift, as the name implies, that you’ve planned for – you’ve given consideration about from where and how the gift will be received.
This partnership will help ensure RainShine’s work building schools and other community infrastructure in the Democratic Republic of the Congo can continue long into the future.
Fundraisers nationwide have sounded alarms about how the Trump Administration’s new tax law will affect philanthropic giving. But at least three local experts don’t seem overly concerned.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 is the legislative centerpiece of President Trump’s first year in office. The law increases the standard deduction, likely reducing taxpayers’ motivation to itemize deductions. While experts differ, most expect this change to have a negative effect on charitable giving. Donors who care about the mission and futures of the nonprofits they support should pay attention to what’s a fact, and what’s speculation, about the potential effects of this far-reaching act.