Donors are a diverse group of organizations, institutions and individuals who make strategic and informed giving decisions to help others through their resources and monetary awards.
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Toolkit For Giving A thoughtful guide to your choices for philanthropic giving. This comprehensive online publication includes sections on planning, ways to give, why we give, where to give, and what and how much to give.
Philanthropy Basics An introduction to philanthropy and the different types of foundations and grantmakers.
Giving Stories Read stories about Connecticut donors - the joys of giving and the difference the gift has made.
Disaster Relief Find disaster relief information and resources for funders or individuals who want to support organizations responding to national and world wide disasters.
Sandy Hook Tragedy Resources To help you respond and cope with the Sandy Hook tragedy, the Council has listed a variety of resources, including organizations that are involved in response efforts, ways to donate and resources for talking with your children.
IRA Charitable Rollover The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (H.R. 4853) extends the IRA Charitable Rollover provision until December 31, 2011. The new law will extend the charitable rollover and allow donors to make qualified charitable distributions through January 31, 2011 and elect to have them treated as qualified charitable distributions in 2010. This change may be a particular benefit to donors who would like to take advantage of the rollover in both 2010 and 2011 but may not have time to make the 2010 distribution prior to December 31, 2010.
Foundations and Their Role in Philanthropy Foundation Center's free webinar gives you the answers to the most frequently asked questions about a little-understood vehicle for philanthropy: foundations. 60 minutes.
Ten Tips for Taxpayers Making Charitable Donations Did you make a donation to a charity this year? If so, you may be able to take a deduction for it on your 2010 tax return. Here are the top 10 things the IRS wants every taxpayer to know before deducting charitable donations.
GiveSmart The Bridgespan Group’s new website, is designed to help philanthropists make better decisions and get better results from their giving. The website shares effective practices, including case studies, how-to guides, and other decision-making tools, as well as contributions from Bridgespan, informed by its 10 years of collaboration with philanthropists and foundations, and outstanding leaders in the field including the Center for Effective Philanthropy, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, the National Center for Family Philanthropy, The Philanthropic Initiative, and the Philanthropy Roundtable, among others.
GiveBack The Give Back Foundation (EIN 26-2449481) was established to allow any person to join GiveBack and set up their personal foundation account. The funds that accumulate in that account are part of the Give Back Foundation. Each member has the ability to direct the funds from their account to any charity in good standing with the United States Internal Revenue Service.
The 10 Mistakes Donors Make Most Often December 13, 2010 - The 10 most common financial mistakes people make when giving to charities—and how to avoid them. WSJ surveyed financial advisers and philanthropy consultants about the most common mistakes, big and small, that donors make when choosing, or giving to, charities and how to avoid them.