December 15, 2014 | AUTHOR:

Charitable giving tips for the holidays

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Americans are generous year-round, but we really open our hearts--and wallets--during the holiday giving season. Charities increase their solicitations this time of year as a result. Before you answer each request that comes your way, consider these five tips for charitable giving.

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November 12, 2014 | AUTHOR:

NPT Releases Annual Donor-Advised Fund Report

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NPT released its annual Donor-Advised Fund Report today. The findings in key metrics—including the number of DAF accounts, grants from DAFs, contributions to DAFs and charitable assets under management—all grew considerably. In fact, most data points hit record numbers for the third year in a row.

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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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