National Philanthropic Trust's Blog
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.
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.
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.
One hundred fifty years ago today, the International Committee for the Relief of Military Wounded was founded in Geneva, Switzerland. Today, it is known as the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and is the largest humanitarian network in the world.
Whether Sunday’s Super Bowl outcome left you excited or disappointed, it was a win for charities.
The uncertainty around the charitable tax deduction has fueled giving to donor-advised funds. We have seen an enormous increase in contributions to NPT donor-advised funds over this same time last year.
As we approach the December 31st deadline, Americans are wondering how—or if—Washington will act on the looming “fiscal cliff.” Charitable organizations are too.
NPT released its annual Donor-Advised Fund Report. The findings in key metrics show DAF growth continue–with every metric returning to or increasing above its pre-recession level.
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.