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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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April 22, 2013 | AUTHOR:

Conspicuous Giving

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A New York Times article titled “How Giving Became Cool” recently came across my desk. The author cites Ted Turner’s 1997 speech--in which he announced he would give away $1 billion--as a cultural turning point in modern philanthropy; a point at which it became “cool” for philanthropists to announce their gifts and publicly encourage others to do the same. But conspicuous giving is far from a recent trend.

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March 26, 2013 | AUTHOR: Andrew Hastings

IRA Rollover Extended Through 2013

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Congress extends the individual retirement plan (IRA) charitable rollover through 2013, allowing eligible individuals to make tax-free distributions to charity directly from their IRA.

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November 26, 2012 | AUTHOR:

Give Thanks, then Give Back

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It was only a matter of time until the charitable sector created our own day to raise awareness and encourage philanthropic activity. This year marks the first-ever #GivingTuesday—an effort launched by nonprofit organizations and supported by a wide spectrum of large, private corporations, media outlets and charities.

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