Updated December 5, 2017 When you think about why you give, it all comes down to one thing—to make a difference. That’s why you should think about tax-smart donation strategies. They don’t just save you money on your taxes; they could also help maximize your ... Read More about the article "A Gift that Runs in the Family"
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The extreme number of natural disasters combined with the rise of social activism and grassroots support has created some dramatic shifts in the world of charitable giving this year. Before we say goodbye to 2017, let’s take a look back at these events and ... Read More about the article "The top 5 giving trends of 2017"
Giving Tuesday is a movement created in 2012 to fuel a global day of giving. In the U.S. it’s the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Yes, that means right after Black Friday and Cyber Monday—and yes—it’s a purposeful antidote to all that shopping. On Giving Tuesday, ... Read More about the article "Get ready for Giving Tuesday"
This is the third post in our series on how to create and continue a family tradition of philanthropy. Watch for more as we show how your children and grandchildren can play a role in your charitable giving. Earlier posts focused on planting seeds for family ... Read More about the article "Family philanthropy: Keeping pace with older kids (Part 3)"
This is the second post in our series on how to create and continue a family tradition of philanthropy. Keep an eye out for more as we continue to show how your children and grandchildren can play a role in your charitable planning and giving. Studies show ... Read More about the article "Family philanthropy: Make a plan. Together. (Part 2)"
Last updated October 9, 2017 As we see continued intense storms, such as Hurricane Maria, TIAA Charitable will continue to prioritize grant recommendations marked for relief efforts. Additional charities supporting relief efforts to consider have been added ... Read More about the article "Hurricane relief: How to help after the storms (updated)"
Please read our updated article about how to support Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma relief efforts. Hurricane Harvey made landfall on August 25 and has been pounding southeastern Texas ever since. One of the most destructive storms in U.S. history, ... Read More about the article "Hurricane Harvey relief: You can help make a difference"
This is our first post in a series about how to create and continue a family tradition of philanthropy. Keep an eye out for more as we show how your kids and grandkids can play a role in your charitable giving. Want to start a tradition of giving in your ... Read More about the article "Family philanthropy: planting seeds for family giving (Part 1)"
Some call it the “summer slump.” Others, the “summer drought.” Either way, the meaning is clear: Summer can be a slow season for charitable giving. For some organizations, the drop in charitable donations couldn’t come at a worse time. Take, for example, ... Read More about the article "The summer giving slump. Help your charities avoid it. "
What’s not to love about summer? Sunnier days. Dinner outdoors. Dips in the pool. Maybe even a family vacation. Why not add summer volunteering to that list? With its longer days and looser schedules, summer is an excellent time to volunteer—on your own, with ... Read More about the article "Making plans for summer? Include volunteering."