June 18, 2014 | AUTHOR:

Giving USA Releases Good News

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On Tuesday, Giving USA—the country’s preeminent source for charitable statistics—released its annual report on giving. Giving is on the rise and is poised to match pre-recession levels in the next two years, if not next year. Now is the time for donors to begin thinking strategically about their philanthropic efforts.

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January 02, 2014 | AUTHOR: Erin Hower

100 Years of Community Foundations

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This year marks the centennial anniversary of the first-ever community foundation. Frederick Goff founded the Cleveland Foundation on January 2, 1914 to aid in "the mental, moral and physical improvements of the inhabitants of Cleveland.” Since then community foundations across the U.S. and around the world have become an integral part of philanthropy.

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December 23, 2013 | AUTHOR:

Year-End Charitable Giving Tips

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An estimated 25 percent of all charitable donations are made between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Charities increase their solicitations during this time of year to appeal to the characteristic goodwill of the holiday season. But before you answer each request that comes your way, consider the following tips for effective charitable giving. 

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November 20, 2013 | AUTHOR:

Call Your Rep: PROTECT GIVING!

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Today, hundreds of nonprofit leaders and their supporters are gathering on Capitol Hill for Protect Giving Day. Their goal is to urge lawmakers to protect the charitable giving tax deduction—which has been in effect, unchanged, for nearly 100 years.

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