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Planned giving starts now: Tips and talking points for lifetime charitable gifts
By The Community Foundation / July 19, 2021
Americans’ bequests to charity totaled nearly $42 billion last year. That’s a tremendous amount of charitable giving flowing to community organizations from donors after they die. Still, it’s a fraction of the $324 billion Giving USA reports was given to nonprofit organizations in 2020 by living individuals.

By The Community Foundation / July 19, 2021
Learn about the different types of tax-exempt organizations and whether donations to them qualify as tax-deductible charitable contributions.

 Emerging Nonprofit Leaders: What’s Next and Where Are They Now?
By The Community Foundation / June 30, 2021
Now entering its 15th year, ENLP gives Richmond-area nonprofit professionals the opportunity to foster a deeper understanding of their leadership capacity while strengthening their network of nonprofit colleagues. We spoke with ENLP graduates about what they have gone on to do within the sector over the past few years.

Closing Local Workforce Gaps with New Approaches and Innovative Technology
By The Community Foundation / June 15, 2021
The Greater Richmond Workforce Coalition has been meeting since January 2019 to develop shared goals and regional systemwide coordinated initiatives. The Coalition aims to provide a reliable pipeline of skilled workers for high-growth industries.

Why Choose an Agency Endowment Fund?
By The Community Foundation / June 14, 2021
Agency endowment funds are a simple and efficient way for nonprofit organizations to build reserve funds, create a reliable stream of income and ensure long-term sustainability. We asked three current agency fundholders why they started their fund with us, and here’s what they said.