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November Charitable Giving: National Philanthropy Day & #GivingTuesday

With its feast of turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes, Thanksgiving is the obvious holiday to look forward to in November. But the overall focus of Thanksgiving—the concepts of giving, sharing, practicing gratitude—is something you can cultivate for the entire month of November, especially on the lesser-known “holidays” of National Philanthropy Day and Giving Tuesday(technically in […]

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March Madness: A Charitable Giving Take on the Bracket

Talk to anyone finalizing their bracket before the NCAA tournament tips off today with the first half of the First Four games and there are many different approaches—statistics and rankings; gut instinct; fan favorites; taking advice from computer simulations; and simply, the random dart throw. For me, I would love if I could slate the Iowa Hawkeyes […]

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Presentations for Professional Advisors on Charitable Giving

If you’re a professional advisor (such as a financial advisor, insurance agent, attorney, or accountant, among others) looking for more information on how to advise your clients on smart charitable giving strategies, I’d love to speak with you and your colleagues. At every chance, I’m happy to share my firm’s mission to “maximize charitable giving in […]

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Retirement Benefit Plans and Charitable Giving

Iowans’ retirement benefit plans hold tremendous wealth. Your IRAs, 401(k)s, 403(b)s, and so on, could have a huge impact on the charities you care about most. Nonprofits should be aware that retirement benefit plans are incredibly underutilized for charitable giving. It’s in nonprofit stakeholders’ best interest to educate themselves and potential donors about the benefits […]

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Free Guide for Professional Advisors: Smart Charitable Giving Solutions

I love getting to collaborate with wonderful professional advisors (like financial advisors and insurance agents, among many others) to promote and maximize charitable giving in Iowa. Together we get to help their clients best incorporate strategic charitable giving in to their financial and estate planning goals and plans. People come to philanthropy from many different […]

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Charitable Giving: As American as Apple Pie

Earlier this month we launched fireworks, grilled burgers, and spent time with loved ones while celebrating the Fourth of July. America’s Independence Day stands as a surrogate of sorts for the ideals that our great nation was built on. The Fourth of July has always been a special holiday for me, and my family, as […]

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Bountiful Harvest: Charitable Giving Using Gifts of Grain

For donors who actively engage in farming on a cash basis [1], significant tax savings can be found through donating grain directly to a favorite charity such as a public library, church, or university. Yes, you read that right. Grain. In short, the charities make money by selling the donated grain and the donors get […]