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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 […]


Come Together and Support #GivingTuesdayNow

Over the past few years Giving Tuesday has claimed its rightful place in the post-Thanksgiving “days” that kick-off the holiday shopping season as well as the end-of-year giving push. Billed as a “global giving movement,” the tag #GivingTuesday encourages people to donate your time, monetary donations, or even just your voice and ideas to a charity/cause […]


Celebrating Women’s History Month: Inspiring American Philanthropists

March is Women’s History Month and to celebrate, I’d like to highlight just a few of the many women who have made their mark on history by practicing smart, impactful charitable giving. Undoubtedly these women believe in advancing philanthropy through “walking the walk” and moving the needle forward on what the modern philanthropy looks like. No longer […]


Read GoFisch: December Edition of GFLF’s Newsletter

The December edition of GoFisch is live! This month’s edition features: Personal and professional resolutions you can actually keep New Year’s-inspired Spotify playlist YouTube video on how to maximize charitable giving Nonprofit & philanthropy news worth knowing Must-read blog post highlights Like what you read? Don’t forget to subscribe to GoFisch and tell your friends. I like to think […]


25 Days of Giving: Teaching Kids About Charity

Happy 25 Days of Giving Series! If you’ve been reading along throughout December so far, thank you. If you’ve happened upon the GoFisch blog just now, welcome. I hope to see you back here often. Celebrating the holidays with children, be it family or friends’ children, can be a wonderful opportunity to “see” the magic and […]


#GivingTuesday: Facts & Figures

The mission of Gordon Fischer Law Firm is to maximize charitable giving in Iowa. To that end I work with nonprofits on legal compliance and training for accepting gifts (especially complex ones) as well as the donors who want to give to their favorite organizations and causes. Small Business Saturday is great for the community […]


Giving Like a Rock Star: Legal Tips for Donors on Giving Tuesday

After the onslaught of Black Friday advertising and Cyber Monday announcements filling up your inbox, Giving Tuesday (December 3 this year) feels like a breath of fresh (wintery) air from the shopping rush. The “holiday,” often known by its social media tag of #GivingTuesday, is all about celebrating generosity and philanthropy. Giving charitably to your […]


Read GoFisch: October Edition is Out

The October edition of GoFisch is out! Give GoFisch a read to learn more about: Halloween-related posts to help make estate planning less scary Book club pick for November A philanthropy-related video featuring Bill & Melinda Gates Blog highlights My new Halloween playlist on my Spotify Nonprofit & charitable giving news Like what you read? You’re invited […]


Avoiding Merger Missteps

You’re not imaging things if it seems like nonprofit charitable organizations are popping up like sweet corn in the summer. According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, more than 1.5 million nonprofits were registered with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in 2015—an increase of 10.4% from 2005. Is this a good thing? On the […]