April 11, 2018 | AUTHOR:

Where NPT donors gave in 2017

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NPT works with some of the world’s most generous and inspired philanthropists. Every year I am amazed and humbled by how dedicated our donors are to the causes they embrace. It’s not just the dollar amount that they grant from their donor-advised funds, which is always impressive, but also the vast range of causes they support. Read more to see a map of select grants that NPT made in partnership with our donors in 2017.

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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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