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  • Gross Domestic Philanthropy: An international analysis of GDP, tax and giving

     Out of 24 countries representing 75% of the world’s GDP, the U.S. has ranked #1 in generosity.  A recent paper published by Charities Aid Foundation — Gross Domestic Philanthropy: An international analysis of GDP, tax and giving –– looked at data provided by the selected countries to determine whether a correlation existed between GDP growth… CONTINUE READING >>

  • The Sustainable Development Goals: A Plan for 2016 and Beyond

     As we find ourselves only a number of days into 2016, it’s the time of year when many of us commit to altering our lifestyles in an attempt to abide bold resolutions.  The beginning of this year, however, marks an important benchmark for humanity itself. The world — under the auspices of the United Nations… CONTINUE READING >>

  • Latest from the IRS: Proposed Rule for Gift Substantiation Withdrawn

     As of January 2016, the IRS proposal on gift substantiation has been withdrawn. The proposed regulation would’ve resulted in nonprofits collecting, storing and reporting donors’ Social Security numbers. The Substantiation Requirement for Certain Contributions, a voluntary reporting regime proposed by the IRS, has been one of the most recent victims of public outcry. In line… CONTINUE READING >>

  • Latest from Congress: IRA Charitable Rollover is Now Law

     Just in time for your year-end giving, Congress has passed and the President has signed, the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015. The Act has rendered the once temporary and subject to yearly renewal, IRA Charitable Rollover, permanent law. In line with the Act’s “Incentives for Charitable Giving” section,  US citizens over… CONTINUE READING >>

  • Charity in the Checkout Line

     As the holiday season hits its full stride and a new year looms on the horizon, many consumers watch the dollars fly out of their wallets as quickly as the calendar counts down the remaining days of 2015. Many of us even begin this sprint before we’ve had the chance to recover after our Thanksgiving… CONTINUE READING >>

  • Giving the Gift of Time

      ‘Tis the season, to be thankful, to go shopping…to volunteer? After Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday — just a few days later we have   International Volunteer Day. Taking place on December 5th, International Volunteer Day is the next big event during the holiday season (for those curious, the full name is International… CONTINUE READING >>

  • Thankful for Family Giving

     As Thanksgiving approaches and we dream about just how high we can pile food on our plates, we also reflect on what this day means to us. Giving to others has been scientifically proven to bring us happiness. Many choose to make giving to charity a core tenet of their family values and structure, and… CONTINUE READING >>

  • Flushing Away the Issues, One Toilet at a Time

     SDG #6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all Pehle Shauchalaya, phir Devalaya (peh-lay shah-cha-lay, fir they-va-lay). This might not say much to the those who don’t understand the Indian national language, Hindi, but the phrase – which translates to “Toilets First, Temples Later”- speaks volumes about the sanitation initiative sweeping… CONTINUE READING >>

  • A New Canadian Stereotype Worth Having: L’esprit de Générosité

     O, Canada. There are many things that come to mind when people hear your name. A list of common stereotypes about Canadians could follow this sentence, but instead of rehashing tired generalizations, how about adding a new one? After all, not all stereotypes are negative. With the release of the 2015 World Giving Index (WGI),… CONTINUE READING >>

  • Cheers for Charity: Celebrating Veterans

     This piece is presented by CAF America as part of the “Our Stories” series, which features personal stories and interviews with CAF America staff. The following is an interview with Ron Crognale, Director of Marketing and Communications, about his nonprofit, Party For A Purpose (DC). With the pillars of Friendship, Charity, and Community as their… CONTINUE READING >>

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