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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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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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May 20, 2013 | AUTHOR: Victoria Bourret

Foundation offers an open online course in charitable giving

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This summer, the Learning by Giving Foundation is offering a massive open online course. It's called "Giving With Purpose" and is designed for anyone interested in learning effective tips and strategies for charitable giving.  The course will consist of six sessions, led by an accomplished professor. 

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