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Highlights from the Everyday Nonprofit Advocacy Series
By The Community Foundation / January 10, 2022
In late 2021, the Foundation launched a cohort series that invited organizations of all sizes to come together and learn about how advocacy can work in philanthropy, how it can help them advance their mission and strengthen their networks.

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.

Survey Examines Trends and Needs for Richmond’s Volunteer Efforts
By The Community Foundation / November 4, 2021
“We knew that we would see a shift towards virtual volunteering at the start of the pandemic, but what we’ve found is that that virtual opportunities are continuing even when in-person options are available again,” Christina Mastroianni said.

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.