Often times, when we talk about engaging in philanthropy we mean monetarily giving to a cause. While that’s a large portion of the discussion, there’s more to giving than that.
Younger givers are especially eager to find ways to connect on a deeper level with the causes and organizations they are passionate about. Giving money away is what our parents …read more »
Some of the best things in life come from creative partnerships.
Marriage. Music collaborations. Doritos Locos tacos.
Partnerships are great. They allow us to do more and be more than we otherwise might on our own.
Our Founding Partnership
That’s in large part why DonorsTrust (and Novus Society) exists. It started with one donor who had a passion for …read more »
It’s an interesting process to reflect on last year amidst this current season of trials. However, it’s true that hard times put the past into perspective.
While the coronavirus makes 2020’s prospects unclear, the lessons 2019 taught us bring renewed hope to the principles we hold dear.
Our 2019 Progress Report highlights why we are able to remain optimistic. In …read more »
The fundamental economic concepts of trade-offs and opportunity costs have been on trial for several weeks. Sadly, our elected officials have found them wanting.
The outbreak of the Covid-19 virus created a health crisis. Federal and state governments’ reactions to this challenge, however, precipitated an economic and financial crisis that will linger past any recovery from or stabilization of the …read more »
Emily wasn’t sure if she had the resources to open a donor-advised fund. She wanted to join DonorsTrust’s Novus Society for younger givers, but setting aside the money to start an account and make gifts seemed tough. But then she remembered that stock….
Nearly two decades ago, she convinced her parents to buy her a few shares of a stock. …read more »
In our Client Stories Series, we share how current DonorsTrust clients use us to advance their charitable goals. This month we feature a member of our Novus Society – a program created to help younger professionals start early and think strategically about their giving. You can read the previous feature about Susan and her account here.
Dan Rothschild is …read more »
Every year I dread the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – the day now known as Giving Tuesday.
It’s not that I don’t want to support deserving organizations. Rather, it’s that my inbox and social media feeds are inundated with pleas for assistance. Family, friends, co-workers, and acquaintances apply pressure. I’m overwhelmed by the deluge of requests and, more often than not, …read more »
How’s your focus?
Is it a challenge to single-task?
There’s no shame in recognizing it.
We’re all easily distracted.
That’s why so many articles start with crazy-short sentences like this!
That goes for work, for play, for giving…for everything.
If you need proof we can change our hap-hazard ways, look no further than Nir Eyal’s book Indistractable: How to Control …read more »
“Would you like to give a dollar to fight cancer?”
Because I split my pile of items at AC Moore into two separate transactions, the sales lady asked me twice if I had a mere buck to stop one of worst diseases a person can face. And I blithely said “no” both times.
It isn’t that I’m heartless. Heck, I …read more »
Tremendous amounts of ink have been spilled over the recent passing of David Koch.
Writers have expressed quite a range of emotion – he has been deified and vilified. But, love him or not, it is undeniable that he believed in the power of private philanthropy. He gave generously to libraries, the arts, public policy organizations, and hospitals. He started …read more »