Ascent insightsStrategic philanthropy

How women in philanthropy are making an impact

As women’s financial power continues to grow, so does their influence in the causes they care about.

Family philanthropy: Year-end giving strategies.

Family philanthropy: Year-end giving strategies

Holidays and year-end gatherings are ideal times to discuss your family’s strategic philanthropic plan and the philanthropy you’re involved in. Doing so can help you find joy in giving back to your community and renew shared values across generations.

Maximize your giving with donor-advised funds, qualified charitable distributions and gifts of stock.

Strategies to maximize your charitable giving

Donor-advised funds, qualified charitable distributions and gifts of appreciated stocks offer prime opportunities to enhance your giving and potentially take advantage of greater tax savings.

3 reasons a family foundation fails.

3 reasons a family foundation fails

You may have the best of intentions when launching a family foundation, but that’s often not enough to avoid a failure. With proper planning, you can avoid three critical missteps that many foundations make.

How private foundations can unify intergenerational families.

Benefits of setting up a private family foundation

A private family foundation can help families more effectively transfer intergenerational wealth to the next generations.

How to become a philanthropist.

How to become a philanthropist

Progressing from a “checkbook” donor to a philanthropist can be one of the most rewarding privileges of wealth.

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