Philanthropy

  1. How Charities Make Money

    More than half of all charities generate revenue from other ventures. Here are some of the most common they use for raising ...
  2. What does "pro bono" mean?

    The term pro bono is short for the Latin "pro bono publico," which means "for the public good."
  3. How To Start Your Own Private Foundation

    Private foundations can be time consuming and expensive, but many find the endeavor worthwhile.
  4. How to Simplify Your Charitable Giving

    Using a donor-advised fund can simplify your charitable giving process.
  5. True Family Wealth Is Built With These Components

    There is more to building family wealth than financial capital.
  6. Are Your Heirs Stuck with Your Charity Pledges?

    How to avoid a court battle over whether your estate is required to pay the charity pledges you made.
  7. Why Your Will Needs a 'Titanic Clause'

    If you don't have a Titanic clause in your will and disaster strikes, there's no guarantee that your intended beneficiaries ...
  8. Is This the Best Time to Start a Donor Advised Fund?

    With possible changes to taxes looming next year, 2016 may be the time to start a donor-advised fund.
  9. What Drives Wealthy Donors and How to Advise Them

    New research about high net worth philanthropy shows that values drive giving decisions—and that donors plan to keep on giving ...
  10. Tale of Two Charities: Trump's Helps Trump, the Clintons' Is the Real Deal

    The Clintons have been quite literally a thousand times more charitable than The Donald. And now the Trump Foundation is ...
  11. Putting Your Money to Work for the Greater Good

    There are several ways to put your capital to work for social or charitable causes, while also facilitating moves that support ...
  12. Endowment Fund

    An investment fund set up by an institution in which regular withdrawals from the invested capital are used for ongoing operations ...
  13. Nonprofit Organization

    A business entity that is granted tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service. Donations to a nonprofit organization ...
  14. Philanthropy

    Charitable giving to human causes on a large scale. Philanthropy must be more than just a charitable donation; it is an effort ...
  15. This Is What Mark Zuckerberg's Portfolio Looks Like (FB, MSFT)

    Find out where the sixth-richest billionaire on the Forbes List, Mark Zuckerberg, invests his money to continue securing ...
  16. Should University Endowments Be Taxed?

    Some politicians are calling for universities to pay taxes on their massive endowments. Should they?
  17. Jim Simons' Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes

    Learn about the billionaire "Quant King," James Simons, and how the award-winning mathematician built his highly successful ...
  18. How To Start Your Own Private Foundation

    The most common type of private foundation is a grant-making foundation. These typically provide grants to charities to fund ...
  19. University Donations Hit a Record in 2015

    A closer look at the staggering $40.3 billion donated to colleges and universities in 2015.
  20. Philanthropy Planning with Millennials

    As more Millennials care about giving while they're still young, advisors must put philanthropy planning and strategy at ...
  21. Baby Boomer Philanthropy Shifts Wealth Adviser Focus

    Wealth advisers who integrate philanthropy and finance planning can stand out with baby boomer clients.
  22. Hybrid Business: Rise of Nonprofits in Private Sector

    Businesses are embracing a mutually beneficial partnership wherein the ideals of the nonprofit sector are coupled with profit ...
  23. Family Philanthropy: Developing a Cohesive Strategy

    Devising a cohesive family philanthropy strategy requires proper goal alignment, planning, management, procedural rules and ...
  24. Endowment Fund

    An endowment fund is money set aside to earn revenue to fund some type of charitable activity.
  25. What's the largest charitable donation Warren Buffett ever made?

    Learn about Warren Buffett's biggest financial contributions and how his estate is to be divided between charity and Buffett's ...
  26. How To Plan For The Charitable Giving Boom

    Of the $58 trillion that will be passed over the next several decades, $26 trillion could go to charity. Here's how to plan ...
  27. The Christmas Saints Of Wall Street

    Learn how some of world's richest people spread holiday cheer year-round.
  28. Differences Between Private Foundations And Public Charities

    Here's a look at the differences between these types of charitable organizations.
  29. Most Effective Charitable Organizations

    We look at some of the world's top charities and see how much of their donation money actually goes towards fulfilling their ...
  30. The Best Ways To Volunteer

    The most beneficial type of volunteer activity depends on your goals for volunteering.
  31. How Nonprofits And Commercial Groups Can Help The Economy

    As the White House Summer Jobs Initiative takes effect, we look at the benefits of collaboration between for and nonprofit ...
  32. Charitable Contributions Deduction

    One of the itemized deductions available for taxpayers who donate to charity. The Charitable Contributions Deduction allows ...
  33. 8 Ways To Donate Locally

    Donating locally is a great way to both support and get involved with your own community.
  34. The 5 Wealthiest Private Foundations

    These huge foundations are dedicated to causes ranging from healthcare to education and the arts.
  35. Billionaires Who Haven't Taken The Pledge

    The Pledge has gained a lot of attention, but some names are missing. We'll look at a few notables not signing up.
  36. Billionaires: Can They Solve The World's Problems?

    If Buffett and Gates did convince other billionaires to give away their fortunes, what could be paid for?
  37. 7 Signs Of A Charitable Disaster Scam

    Make sure you know where your donations are going, and where they can be most effective.
  38. Bargain Sale To A Charitable Organization

    The sale of a good or service to a charitable organization for less than the fair market value of the good or service received. ...
  39. Top 5 Most Charitable American Cities

    Some may think that charity is dead in the U.S., but these cities prove that generosity is alive and well.
  40. Non-Cash Contribution Rules Could Cut Returns

    Higher standards for certain contributions could mean smaller deductions for you.
  41. It Is Better To Give AND Receive

    You give to benefit others, but there can be perks for you too.
  42. Pro Bono

    Professional services dispensed on a voluntary basis at no cost to the recipient. Derived from Latin, pro bono means to work ...
  43. Donor Advised Fund

    A private fund administered by a third party and created for the purpose of managing charitable donations on behalf of an ...
  44. Private Foundation

    A charitable organization that, while serving a good cause, does not qualify as a public charity by government standards. ...
  45. Charitable Donation

    A gift made by an individual or an organization to a nonprofit organization, charity or private foundation. Charitable donations ...
  46. 501(c)

    A subsection under the United States Internal Revenue Code. The subsection relates to non-profit organizations and tax law ...
  47. Qualified Charitable Organization

    A nonprofit organization that qualifies for tax-exempt status according to the U.S. Treasury. Qualified charitable organizations ...
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