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Charitable Contributions

Giving in America - a Winning Situation

Mark Steber | Posted 05.21.2016 | Business
Mark Steber

Americans are some of the most generous people in the world. We not only donate our money, but we donate our time to help those in need here in the U...

Why You Should Donate Appreciated Assets to Your Favorite Charities

Julian Block | Posted 12.10.2016 | Business
Julian Block

When we contribute to our favorite causes, most of us go the easiest, most familiar route and simply write checks or use credit cards. We receive inco...

Women Pool Dollars and Link Arms for Innovative Community Transformation

Sonja Nichols | Posted 10.16.2016 | Impact
Sonja Nichols

Charlotte, the host city for the national conference, has established itself as one of the nation's leading cities for women's collective grantmaking, in membership numbers as well as financial contributions.

A Donor's Advice to Nonprofits

Phil Harvey | Posted 03.01.2015 | Impact
Phil Harvey

If you manage a nonprofit organization that is registered as tax exempt under Section 501 (c) (3) of the International Revenue Code, there are some very simple things you can do to attract donors and encourage them to keep giving.

It's December -- Do You Know Where Your Tax Paperwork Is?

Mark Steber | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
Mark Steber

By having all your documents in one place, you are one step closer to filing your return. Remember my first rule of tax return time? The earlier you file, the sooner you will get your refund!

Top 10 Scariest Things About Income Taxes

Mark Steber | Posted 12.30.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

Even though many people feel taxes are scarier than speaking in public, for the majority of people, tax-time is the single largest cash windfall of the year. More than 75 percent of all taxpayers get an average tax refund of $3,000 -- nothing scary about that.

Charitable Deductions for Animal-Rescue Volunteers

Julian Block | Posted 09.01.2014 | Money
Julian Block

When the annual reckoning with the IRS rolls around, their willingness to help out entitles them to write-offs for unreimbursed expenses incurred while they do volunteer work for rescue groups like the Humane Society of the U.S and the ASPCA.

The Less-Than-Charitable Cost of Tax Reform

William Daroff | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
William Daroff

Even in our fragile economy, Americans still want to give back to those who need help the most. However, charitable giving will suffer should the deduction be limited.

Over 70-and-a-Half? Don't Forget About Mandatory IRA Withdrawals

Jason Alderman | Posted 02.10.2014 | Fifty
Jason Alderman

With final holiday preparations looming, the last thing anyone wants to think about is next April's tax bill. But if you're over 70-and-a-half and have any tax-deferred retirement accounts (like an IRA), you'd better put down the wrapping paper and listen up.

Don't Let Cyber Grinches Ruin Your Holidays

Jason Alderman | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Jason Alderman

Whether you're shopping online using your computer, smartphone or tablet, here are some common cyber scams to watch out for and security precautions you should take.

Don't Leave Tax Breaks on the Table

Jason Alderman | Posted 12.23.2013 | Business
Jason Alderman

If someone told you there's a way for you to potentially save hundreds -- if not thousands -- of dollars on your income taxes by simply spending a few minutes reviewing your benefits and tax paperwork, would you think it sounds like a late-night TV marketing scam? It's not.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Major Nonprofit Coalition Backs Obama's Plan To Raise Taxes On The Rich | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama added another powerful budget negotiation ally when one of the nation's largest and most prominent charity coalit...

'Tis the Season for Donating Money

Jason Alderman | Posted 01.20.2013 | Money
Jason Alderman

Because half of all donations typically are made between Thanksgiving and New Year's, this is a good time to highlight precautions you can take to ensure your gift has the biggest possible impact, both on the people you want to help and on your own bottom line.

More Than 10,000 Rich Households Didn't Pay Income Tax

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.29.2012 | Money

Out of the 3.9 million households that reported an adjusted gross income of $200,000 or more in 2009, more than 10,000 households paid nothing in taxe...

O'Reilly, Like Media, Got Sucked Into 'The Distraction Zone'

Steven Kurlander | Posted 07.03.2012 | Media
Steven Kurlander

Instead of calling Biden a hypocrite, O'Reilly should have talked up a change with real teeth -- limiting charitable contribution deductions for the super affluent as well as all deductions and tax loopholes altogether.

Put Your Tax Refund to Work

Jason Alderman | Posted 06.11.2012 | Money
Jason Alderman

If you carry balances on multiple cards, always make at least the minimum payments to avoid penalties. Paying down the highest-rate card first will save the most money overall, but some people find that paying off smaller-balanced accounts first is a better motivator.

$1 Billion in Untapped Savings! How You Can Cash in This Tax Season

Priya Haji | Posted 06.10.2012 | Money
Priya Haji

Top Ten List of ways to save on taxes that you may not have taken advantage of before.

Rich Karlgaard's Lies About Obama

William K. Black | Posted 04.18.2012 | Media
William K. Black

I hereby nominate Karlgaard and "cold loathing" friends as the charter members of Christians Against Morality, Equity, Liberty, and Same-sex marriage (CAMELS). All meetings will be held at "Eye of the Needle" bar, however, so entry is likely to prove impossible for the charter members.

Occupy Giving

David Morris | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
David Morris

While most foundations do not engage in campaigns to expand policies that extend a helping hand to our neighbors, a growing number are engaging in campaigns whose result may be the opposite.

Life & Happiness: How To Boost The Impact Of Your Charitable Giving

Laura Rowley | Posted 02.21.2012 | Fifty

Do you know exactly where your charitable donations go, or how much of an impact your dollars make? How can you maximize your giving dollars so they d...

What Social Innovation Means to Me: The Power of Yellow

Doug Ulman | Posted 02.09.2012 | Impact
Doug Ulman

In tough economic times, many of us curb our philanthropic impulses, and that's completely understandable. However, innovative charitable endeavors -- even in $1 increments -- can change the world.

Deadline Approaches for Mandatory IRA Withdrawals

Jason Alderman | Posted 01.30.2012 | Business
Jason Alderman

Because calculating required minimum distributions can be fairly complicated, especially the first time out, you may want to give yourself the gift of a session with a financial planner for your 70th birthday -- or sooner, if possible.

Tax Deadline Looms for Charitable Contributions

Jason Alderman | Posted 01.28.2012 | Business
Jason Alderman

Each year, roughly one-third of American households itemize deductions on their federal income taxes. If you're among that group, there are several important actions you need to take by year's end in order to take full advantage of available deductions.

The Leather Report

Tamsin Smith | Posted 12.13.2011 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

What more perfect way to end our first day in Cape Town than a lovely dinner with New York-based fashion designer Tina Lutz. Like many other old frien...

Use Financial Windfalls Wisely

Jason Alderman | Posted 08.22.2011 | Business
Jason Alderman

If you receive a monetary windfall, whether a tax refund, divorce settlement, inheritance or work bonus, there are actions you can take to positively impact your current financial situation.