November 13, 2017
No matter if it’s $500 or $500,000 you have to give, having a personal plan for giving is always a good idea.
As you think about your own giving at the end of this year, here are three ideas to help you give for maximum effect:
- If you plan to give a substantial amount, talk to your financial and philanthropic advisors.Discuss what assets to give and the different giving vehicles that are available.
- Think about what matters most to you. Try asking yourself this question:If I could spend two weeks volunteering for any cause or nonprofit, what would it be?
- Get the family involved.Giving together is a great way for families to share interests and values. When children are involved in giving (and volunteering) — even at very modest levels — they learn the joy and importance of becoming contributing and involved members of their communities.