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Giving to Support the Ebola Crisis
This year marks the 65th anniversary of the Council on Foundations’ work to support philanthropic organizations as they expand, enhance and sustain their ability to change the world.
A new report called Connected to Give put statistics behind a trend that many charitable organizations have been paying attention to in recent years: the popularity of giving circles.
The fastest-growing giving vehicle, donor-advised funds, can be a lower-cost but less flexible alternative to private foundations.
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.
Earlier this year, I was honored to receive the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Outstanding Fundraising Professional of the Year award.
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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.
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.