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APPRECIATED SECURITIES

Gifts of appreciated securities that are publicly listed have an added benefit of eliminated capital gains. Donors can benefit from this added incentive to reduce the real cost of their charitable giving or increase the amount of their gifts without increasing the cost. The transaction is generally a simple electronic transfer of shares undertaken by the […]

GIFT OPTIONS

Cash When a donor makes a gift of cash or property to a local community foundation, every dollar goes to work the moment it is given, providing vital current support to local programs and/or building endowment funds to provide support for the future. A gift of cash gives a donor the satisfaction of seeing their […]

HOW TO START THE DISCUSSION

One of the simplest and most important things you can do to help your clients enjoy the benefits of charitable giving is to ask them the giving question: “Is there a cause you care deeply for or a community need you would like to have an impact on? Why raise charitable giving at all? Your […]

Listening for Charitable Opportunities

Philanthropy is a very personal decision. A professional advisor can help clients realize their charitable objectives by listening for charitable giving opportunities, explaining options, and suggesting solutions. Significant giving opportunities often arise when clients are making major business, personal, and financial decisions where the motivation isn’t just the cause, but also the benefits of giving. Saskatoon Community Foundation can work […]

TOP 10 REASONS FOR DISCUSSING PHILANTHROPY

Many professional advisors will arrive here searching for tools and resources to rely on when talking about charitable giving with clients. But why should you discuss philanthropy with your clients? In 2014 a study was jointly commissioned by the Canadian Association of Gift Planners, Giv3 Foundation, the Philanthropic Foundations of Canada and BMO. It was […]

MEANINGFUL PLANNING

Saskatoon Community Foundation knows you have worked hard to build a nest egg, making wise decision along the way to provide for yourself and your family. Talking with your advisor about planning a charitable bequest (a gift in your will) can make a huge difference to your estate and your legacy. To make Saskatoon Community […]