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The State of Charitable Giving

Posted August 24th, 2015

Dow Doubts???

By Barlow Mann Has the latest news about the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling created fear in your fundraising departments? (Read this USA Today article here.) Even though many popular stock market indexes are experiencing the first market correction of at least a 10-percent decline in 5-6 years since the financial crisis saw the Dow… read more

Posted July 18th, 2014

The Camp Proposal – How It Will Affect Current and Future Charitable Giving Plans

This article by Robert Sharpe Jr. is reproduced by permission from Trusts & Estates, originally published in April 2014. In late February 2014, Representative Dave Camp (R-MI) put forth what’s been described as the most serious tax reform proposal (the Camp proposal) since the historic Tax Reform Act of 1986 (the 1986 Act). The Camp proposal represents the result of many… read more

Posted May 7th, 2014

The Outlook for Charitable Giving Looks Good

A number of critical issues are converging in ways that may create the best environment for fundraisers since 2007. Economic, demographic, and tax policy factors are all moving in a direction that is positive for charitable giving in America. According to Federal Reserve figures, net household wealth in America is at an all-time high. The ongoing… read more

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