Donor Advised Funds

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Released: 08/2010

CICF's Giving Guide will guide families or friends through a thoughtful conversation about how to best connect what's most important to them and where they invest their charitable contributions.

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Released: 12/2014

New Research on Women, Religiosity and Giving. Women Give 2014 examines the intersection of religiosity, gender, and age in a single analysis and finds a significant change in patterns of giving.

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Released: 09/2013

Nonprofit organizations face a long list of challenges that starts with fundraising and can include everything from meeting increasing demands for services to utilizing technology most effectively. Who do they turn to for assistance as they grapple with these issues? One source of assistance and support can be foundations, which have a vested interest in nonprofits’ success—and the resources to help.

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Resource Type: ReportSurvey Results



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Released: 12/2014

This research brief by The Foundation Center provides a glimpse at funding by U.S. foundations for Latin America between 2010 and 2012, with a special focus on Central America.

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Released: 02/2015

America is in the midst of a dramatic cultural shift, but evidence suggests that organized philanthropy may be stuck in the past. As the nation becomes more ethnically and racially diverse, it is more important than ever to consider whether the fundraising playbook is due for an overhaul. Do our current fundraising efforts reach the full spectrum of Americans who might support them? Are we speaking the language—literally and figuratively—of tomorrow’s donors? Do the fundraising channels we depend upon exclude some ethnic and racial groups? Do we have the cultural competency to reach all Americans who might support nonprofits?

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Resource Type: ReportSurvey



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Released: 11/2014

The 2014 U.S. Trust Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy examines the giving patterns, priorities and attitudes of America’s wealthiest households for the year 2013. This latest research study is the fifth in this series of studies, and was once again written and researched by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in partnership with U.S. Trust.

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What will happen to a donor's fund should the foundation cease to exist? Should our Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws include a specific reference to dissolution?
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Can and should a donor advised fund be used to provide support for mission trips?
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Resource Type: Technical Assistance
Funding Area: Religion



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Released: 01/2007

The issue of payout percentage has been subject to debate, with various studies taking different positions as to the long-term effect of different rates on the corpus, but the general assumption in foundation circles is still that the 5% payout rate is the number that will enable foundations to maintain their purchasing power into the future. This paper looks at 13 foundations, and examines the ways in which their non-standard structures — whether in the areas of lifespan, payout, or methods — arise from their missions.

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Released: 01/2008

How do you figure out how much to give? Whether you wrestle with this question yourself or are helping other givers, the Bolder Giving Workbook offers unique perspectives and step-by-step guidance. Enjoy articles, exercises, and stories from amazing givers.

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Resource Type: Best PracticeTools



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