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Helping families stay connected across the miles and generations: There’s a gift for that!
By The Community Foundation / January 28, 2022
More and more charitable funds are being given and gifted, pre-established and pre-funded, in the name of the recipient. Frequently taking the form of a donor-advised fund, this gift allows the recipient to experience the benefits of working with the community foundation to support important causes.

Transfer of wealth: Following the money
By The Community Foundation / January 28, 2022
As you advise an older client, an important part of the conversation will be to determine the best charitable giving vehicles to achieve your client’s community goals, particularly evaluating the potential role of a donor-advised fund or private foundation.

Introducing the next generation of Nelson changemakers
By The Community Foundation / November 15, 2021
As future advisors to a family fund, the grandchildren of Dick and Judy Nelson are discovering their own passion for philanthropy and finding they have a powerful voice to share ideas with the entire family.

Year-End Tax Planning for Charitable Contributions
By The Community Foundation / October 25, 2021
No one gives to charity solely to obtain a tax deduction, and personal reasons for giving usually outweigh the tax benefits. However, experience shows that donors do want to receive the tax benefits associated with their philanthropy and they structure their giving in a tax efficient manner. In this article, you will find a review of information helpful to donors planning their gifts now.

Trends that inform what your clients are thinking even if they aren't saying it
By The Community Foundation / October 25, 2021
Wealthy families are as committed as ever to the nonprofit sector and community causes, with giving growing significantly in the past several years. Motivations and preferences in giving are changing too.