Grantmaking in the New Year

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As we’re settling into a new year, some of us may be leaning into new routines and rhythms in an effort to better ourselves, our families, or our communities. As you’re fine-tuning your plans and vision for 2023, consider what your philanthropic goals look like and how you might alter your giving moving forward. Here’s a short list of things …

Philanthropy Built on a Foundation of Trust: Using Trust-Based Values to Strengthen the Philanthropic Sector

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Trust is the foundation for all of our relationships – it can make, build, and break any bond. It is no different for the relationship between donors and nonprofits. Leaning into trust as a donor is a key tool in expanding your relationship with an organization and supports charitable giving that is both meaningful and impactful. Tune in to the …

Granting with a Racial Equity Framework: Supporting BIPOC Communities for Greater Philanthropic Outcomes

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If you’ve been inspired by the words and actions of the countless trailblazing voices, activists and leaders shaping the racial justice, racial equity and ant-racism movement, you may wonder what action to take. How do you make forward-moving change in racial equity through your philanthropy? Vice President of Grantmaking and Inclusion Initiatives Denise St. Omer and Senior Philanthropic Advisor Kelli …

Tell Family Stories This Holiday Season

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The act of storytelling and story keeping is an important piece of understanding and knowing ourselves and others around us. The stories we tell and the stories we hear transcend generations and shape who we are today. Many of our formative memories often involve the holiday season. Why? Families are often focused on creating special memories and traditions, and for …

Involving the Next Generation in Your Philanthropic Efforts: Passing Along Charitable Values for Generations to Come

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Passing along charitable values can seem like a daunting task while balancing everything else. Senior Philanthropic Advisors Gwen Wurst and Whitney Hosty share ways you can involve others in your philanthropic journey. As parents, sisters and aunts themselves, they know first-hand easy ways to get started. Gwen and Whitney chat through: Small everyday acts that spread generosity Easy ways to …

Granting Beyond Your Lifetime: How Successor Advisors Support Your Philanthropic Legacy

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Creating a charitable legacy is essential for philanthropists. How do you ensure your charitable intent is passed along beyond your lifetime? When using a donor-advised fund, one way to pass along your charitable intent is to name successor advisors to advise your fund when you are no longer able to do so. In this clip, Senior Philanthropic Advisors Whitney Hosty …

Planning Your Year-End Giving

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As we approach the end of the year, our team is ready to process your year-end grants to nonprofits and contributions to your charitable fund. All assets must be received by Dec. 31 to qualify for a 2022 tax deduction. Please keep the following dates in mind when contributing to your fund. Contact our team with questions – we’re here …

Repair and Restoration: A Conversation with The Kansas City Museum

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“The choices that we make are important. Our individual personal stories are important. Where we come from is essential to who we are. And we believe that creating programs that also focus on identity and belonging, and engagement are critical for residents of this city. We also have adopted a restorative practices methodology for the development of our exhibits, our …

Past and Future Giving Trends: Q&A with Jeremy Tennenbaum of Vanguard

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Senior Philanthropic Advisor Nicole Stuke recently discussed the 2021 Giving USA Annual Report on Philanthropy with Jeremy Tennenbaum, senior nonprofit strategist at Vanguard. In this Q&A, Jeremy lends his insight and opinion on past and future giving trends and shares advice for nonprofit leaders. Get to Know Jeremy Tennenbaum:  Jeremy Tennenbaum, CFA, is a senior nonprofit strategist at Vanguard and …

Supporting Hurricane Relief Efforts

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We often feel helpless in the face of a single natural disaster. It can be paralyzing trying to comprehend the damage created by two disasters that occurred nearly simultaneously. Hurricane Fiona landed in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on Sunday, Sept. 18 claiming more than two dozen lives and causing the worst flooding Puerto Rico has seen since Hurricane …