November 14, 2017 | AUTHOR:

NPT Releases 2017 Donor-Advised Fund Report

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NPT is proud to release our 11th annual Donor-Advised Fund Report. This year's report shows record numbers that were reached at a slower, more sustainable rate of growth than in year's past. After several years of historic and dramatic growth, we are now "on the other side." The numbers in this year's report show slower rates of growth that reflect the "new normal." 

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October 03, 2017 | AUTHOR:

UPDATE: Hurricane Relief and Disaster Giving

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An enormous challenge in disaster relief is how to keep donors interesting and contributing to relief efforts after the headlines disappear. News stories that inspire people to give only last a few days or weeks, but recovery efforts take years. To date, NPT donors have recommended grants totaling more than $3.5 million to hurricane and earthquake recovery. I encourage everyone who is generously giving to the effected communities now to continue supporting them.

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September 25, 2017 | AUTHOR: Dan Greenspon

A Coin Collection Turns to Charitable Gold

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Donating illiquid assets—those that cannot be easily sold or exchanged for cash—is an increasing trend. We’ve seen all types of assets offered as charitable donations, from antique furniture to real estate.  While there have been a few that we could not accept, such as a surf board collection and a military tank, those we have accepted have had a major philanthropic impact.

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August 29, 2017 | AUTHOR:

How to Help After Hurricane Harvey

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Americans across the country want to help the sruvivors of Hurricane Harvey. In this post, we offer tips for effective disaster giving, with a spotlight on select organizations providing targeted services or requests. In addition to money or materials, people can volunteer their time, donate blood and dedicate unique skills to rebuilding efforts in the weeks to come.

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June 28, 2017 | AUTHOR: Eric Joranson

Maximize Your Giving in 2017

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The calendar year is halfway over, so it’s time to think about how to maximize your charitable giving in 2017.  Here are a few things to consider for your philanthropy in the second half of the year:

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April 18, 2017 | AUTHOR:

Where in the World are DAF Sponsors?

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The geographic distribution of charities that sponsor DAFs is one way in which we are expanding our Donor-Advised Fund Report. In analyzing the data, we saw a high concentration in the most populated states, which is to be expected, but there is a similarly high concentration in several Midwestern states. For example, New York, which has the second highest population in the country, has at least 62 charities that sponsor DAFs while Indiana, which is only the 16th largest state, has 61—just one less. Why is that?

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December 21, 2016 | AUTHOR:

What Does a Trump Presidency Mean for Your Philanthropy?

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Advisors recommend that donors maximize their giving before the end of 2016 to lock in their benefits under the current tax policy. Certain giving vehicles, like donor-advised funds, allow donors to give now, receive a charitable tax deduction in 2016 and take time to determine how to best make their philanthropic impact.

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