Research First, Donate Second

The problem is that many individuals give without always doing the proper research on the charities or what the charities do with the donated money. …read more

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Birkin Bags, Jeff Koons Art on the Charity Auction Block

Birkin Bags, Jeff Koons Art on the Charity Auction Block. Around $5.5 million Raised to Benefit the U.N.’s Vaccination Efforts. Jeff Koons stands next to … …read more

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The Smart Way to Donate Stock

You recently read an article about donating shares of stock to a charity to save on income taxes. You think, “Bingo! I am going to sell my two losing … …read more

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Nick Woodman Is Selling Some of His GoPro Shares

The news that the charity wasn’t bound by the so-called “lock-up” arrangement that prevents GoPro’s big shareholders from selling for six months after … …read more

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How Small Companies Should Give to Charities

Lots of small companies support charitable causes. For many of them, though, the desire to do good raises tricky questions. What charity should they … …read more

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An Estate Plan for Your Treasures

It isn’t always so easy for donors to find charities willing to take their collections, Wilmington Trust’s Ms. Kroch says. Even if you find one, it might … …read more

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Stephen Amell on ‘Arrow,’ His Charity to Fight Cancer and ‘The Flash’

Stephen Amell’s TV show, “Arrow” is in its third season, while the comic book spinoff from “Arrow,” “The Flash” is setting ratings records for The CW. …read more

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Where Wealthy People Chose to Give.

98.4% of high-net-worth households donated to charity last year, up from 95.4% three years ago in 2011. Wealthy families are beginning to feel more financially secure thanks to improving markets, according to a recent survey by Bank of America’s U.S. Trust private-banking division.

 
The most popular destination was education, where 85% of families gave money to either elementary and secondary educational charities or to universities.
The current percentage of people giving to charity was at its highest since they began its biennial survey in 2006. The survey was taken in the from Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, which sampled over 600 households with at least $1 million of investable assets or annual income of $200,000.

 
The average amount they gave to charity rose by 28%, to $68,580 last year. Households that have more than $5 million of wealth gave an average of $166,000, up by 41%. In the last survey,
Ranking after education, 81% of families gave to charities that help meet basic needs, 70% to the arts, 67% to health and 67% to religious organizations.

Where Wealthy Donors Give Their Money

Some 98.4% of high-net-worth households gave to charity last year, up from 95.4% in 2011, as rich families felt more financially flush thanks to rising … …read more

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A Way Into Credit Unions With High Deposit Rates

USAlliance’s online application also points savers to two charities they can join to qualify for credit-union membership: the Waterbury Arc, known as … …read more

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