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Tax-smart year-end charitable giving

November 21, 2018

When our extended family gathers around my sister's Thanksgiving table each year, we each express our gratitude for the people, events and experiences that shaped our lives over the past year. Inevitably, our thoughts and sympathies turn to...

It's past time for the wealth management industry to help the economically vulnerable

September 20, 2018

Growing up in Detroit in the 1960s and 1970s, and then returning there for visits today, feels like a tale of two cities. In my childhood, relatives and neighbors were employed in blue-collar jobs. Working hard, they earned enough to own their...

5 year-end tax planning strategies

October 29, 2018

As the end of 2018 approaches, the new tax laws will make year-end tax planning more complicated than usual. In spite of the complexity, there are several moves you can make for your clients to minimize their upcoming tax liabilities without...

Time to get inspired by incredible advisers

September 29, 2018

Five financial advisers and two firms won leadership awards at the 12th annual Invest in Others Awards last Thursday for their charitable initiatives and corporate philanthropy.

Be inspired by incredible advisers and firms' charitable efforts

September 27, 2018

Five financial advisers and two firms won leadership awards for their charitable initiatives and corporate philanthropy on Thursday night at the 12th annual Invest in Others Awards. Presented by the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation, the...

Super-rich are piling up wealth in black-box charities

October 3, 2018

It's all the rage in charitable giving — and it's actually got some charities worried. Donor-advised funds — money that grows tax-free in individual accounts — are reshaping the landscape of U.S. philanthropy. After creating their account,...

The power of philanthropy shifts to women, and advisers are taking notice

July 21, 2018

Financial adviser​ Randy Kaufman once worked with an artist making a generous bequest to a midwestern university. The university wanted to put her name on a building as a recruitment tool. The painter wanted to stay in the background. "I had...

Finalists announced for 12th annual Invest in Others Awards

July 16, 2018

Fifteen advisers and six companies have been named as finalists for the 12th annual Invest in Others Awards. The Invest in Others Charitable Foundation honors financial advisers and firms that have demonstrated commitment to their communities...

Why advisers should market philanthropic giving to entrepreneurs

September 19, 2018

Financial advisers who want to attract and retain entrepreneurial prospects and clients might want to start conversations on philanthropic giving. In a new study, Fidelity Charitable found that business owners are more likely than others to...

Help Clients Make Charitable Giving History

November 15, 2017

2017 may well be a record breaking year for philanthropy in the United States. Three significant contributing factors—strong markets, possible tax reform, and increased support for disaster relief and recovery—suggest that now may be an...

How to discuss philanthropy with wealthy clients

November 17, 2017

To enter the philanthropic planning space successfully, know that it is all about questions and conversations, rather than about expertise and answers. You become a resource for the client as he or she explores issues of great importance. From...

Charitable giving through donor-advised funds on rise

April 6, 2018

The spirit of giving appears to have enjoyed a short-term boost thanks to a confluence of factors, including December's tax-reform package. Grants from donor-advised funds — which allow account holders to receive a tax deduction immediately,...

Charitable planning for business owners in transition

March 30, 2018

Boomer business owners are reaching an age at which they must exit the business and move into what used to be called "retirement." But many such boomers are still energetic and eager to put their money and their talent to work post-exit. As...

Bunching expenses is one way to recover benefits lost under tax reform

March 12, 2018

With all the changes to the rules regarding tax deductions included in the most recent tax reform act, taxpayers and their advisers are looking for ways to recapture some of the tax benefits that were lost. It could be that the best strategy...

Billionaires donating to a Goldman charity unmasked by IRS error

March 15, 2018

Three of America's most discreet billionaire philanthropists have emerged as the biggest donors to the Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund after the IRS accidentally revealed their identities. A filing shows that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer...

Impact investments made by more than 70% of millennials and Gen Xers

June 12, 2018

A large majority of affluent millennials (77%) and Generation X investors (72%) have made an impact investment, according to a study from Fidelity Charitable, an independent public charity. This compares with just 30% of affluent donors from...

As charity season nears, time to review clients' donor-advised funds

August 18, 2015

The end of summer is a great time for clients to review their donor-advised fund before the fall and winter charity season. A quick check on the use and funding of donor-advised funds once or twice a year maximizes financial and tax-planning...

Invest in others call to action: Nominations

March 17, 2015

Do you know an adviser who inspires hope? Who impacts their community? Who's changing the world? Financial advisers do amazing work for their clients, but they also do amazing work for their communities. Advisers are incredibly charitable —...

The art of legacy planning – 7 best practices for gifting art to museums

December 17, 2014

Artwork is among the most collected “investments of passion” among high-net-worth and ultrahigh-net-worth households and is increasing among advisers' clients. Worldwide, 600,000 millionaires are serious art collectors and high-net-worth...

Community Leadership Awards deadline extended

April 24, 2014

Nominate an adviser for a Community Leadership Award — the deadline has been extended through April 28. Honor a financial adviser who is dedicated to making the world a better place through their active commitment to philanthropy. Category...

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