Advisor lightning round: Q&A with Greg Murray on investment performance

October 14, 2020

The performance of investment options offered by donor-advised fund providers helps to determine your clients' giving capacity. When you can count on high-quality investments, you can focus your attention on adding value in other areas on behalf of your clients. See these lightning round Q&As in our latest edition of advisor-to-advisor.

Should I open a donor-advised fund?

July 23, 2020

Are you wondering if a donor-advised fund (DAF) is right for you? You’re not alone. More and more charitably minded people–and their professional advisors–are talking about strategic philanthropy and how DAFs can help. This blog is to help you decide if a DAF is right for you.

Donors share stories of their COVID-19 response

June 04, 2020

With charitable funds primed and ready, Vanguard Charitable donors like Tom and Kathy Cole are uniquely positioned to offer crucial support during the COVID-19 crisis. Our donors have already granted more than $75 million in response to the pandemic, and many report complementing their giving with volunteer efforts.

COVID-19: List of highly rated charities

May 18, 2020

Support victims of the coronavirus with your donor-advised fund. The World Health Organization has classified the outbreak as a global health emergency. Meanwhile, medical professionals are working to treat those who have been diagnosed. These highly rated charities are working on the front lines to address the crisis head-on in the areas of greatest need.

#GivingTuesdayNow a conversation with the organization behind the movement

May 04, 2020

Vanguard Charitable talks with #GivingTuesdayNow. A global day of giving and unity on May 5, 2020, as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. At a time when we are all experiencing the coronavirus pandemic, generosity gives everyone the power to make a positive change in the lives of others.

Guiding your clients through times of uncertainty

March 26, 2020

The world is experiencing a time of great uncertainty. As an advisor, you play an important role in guiding your clients on how to handle this time of great need. Your clients are looking to you for help making the right strategic choices when considering how to manage their wealth in these turbulent times.

Support victims of the Tennessee tornadoes

March 12, 2020

Support victims of the Tennessee tornadoes with your donor-advised fund. On March 3, 2020, a series of tornadoes swept through communities in Tennessee. Twenty-five people have lost their lives and many more are still missing. Homes and buildings have been destroyed leaving many homeless or without power. Trees, powerlines, and debris cover roadways.

A scientific patent? A famous painting? How charities benefit from your ‘unusual’ assets

February 26, 2020

Many donors may not think to consider the full range of their nontraditional assets as a source of charitable giving. Contributions of complex assets, such as private equity, hedge fund interests, LLC and limited partnership interests, closely-held stock, real estate, and more, can boost your giving impact and tax benefits.

Our Business Development Team takes a hands-on approach to creating your charitable plan

January 31, 2020

Vanguard Charitable attended the 54th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning in Orlando, Florida, to talk about charitable planning, building a philanthropic legacy, and donor-advised funds (DAFs).

Puerto Rico Earthquakes

January 17, 2020

Puerto Rico has been rocked by a series of severe earthquakes and powerful aftershocks leaving many without power, causing landslides in towns along the southern coast and extensive property damage. The quakes have brought renewed attention to the island’s ongoing rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Maria more than two years ago.

Support relief efforts in Australia

January 10, 2020

Support relief efforts for bushfires in Australia with your donor-advised fund. Australia battles bushfires every year, but few can recall a fire season as deadly or destructive as this one, with fires burning in all of Australia’s states. The fires have already claimed the lives of 20 individuals and, by some estimates, as many as 480 million wild animals.

Tax refresher: What's changed under the new law?

November 19, 2019

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 enacted the first overhaul of the tax code since 1986. If you’re still getting used to the new law, you are not alone. With year-end tax deadlines approaching, it’s a good time to review a few significant provisions in the TCJA, and see how they might impact your charitable giving.

Year-end giving guidelines posted

October 15, 2019

Based on years of experience, Vanguard Charitable has published recommended dates by which year-end contributions to philanthropic accounts should be initiated.

Want to boost your impact? Rethink what you give

September 17, 2019

Saving to give means investing charitable assets so that you can give more over time. The following scenario shows the benefits of taking a long-term outlook and carefully choosing what you give to charity.

They wanted to donate stock—but there was a problem

August 15, 2019

Saving to give means investing charitable assets so that you can give more over time. The following scenario shows the benefits of taking a long-term outlook and carefully choosing what you give to charity.

What would you do with an unexpected inheritance?

August 06, 2019

Saving to give means investing charitable assets so that you can give more over time.

Advisor to Advisor: How to have the charitable conversation

June 28, 2019

More than 70% of HNW clients indicate that discussing charitable giving with their advisors is important to them. Talking to your clients about their philanthropy is an excellent way to get to know them better and deepen your relationship.

Charitable strategies part one | Pay less to give more

April 15, 2019

In our charitable strategies series, read about the leading tactics for giving and granting, how other donors approach charitable giving, ways to optimize your giving for tax efficiency, and how you can increase the charitable benefit to nonprofits.

Save to give: How millennials will shape philanthropy

November 21, 2017

Each generation approaches philanthropy differently. With millennials in particular receiving a lot of attention recently, as ascending generations often do, this final blog in a three-part series will look at what we can expect in the way of charitable giving.

Save to give: Stretching your charitable dollars

November 02, 2017

This blog is the second in the three-part series. The first blog discussed the advantages of using a donor-advised fund and the save-to-give mindset to maximize your ‘philanthropy retirement.’

Save to give: Planning for your ‘philanthropy retirement’

October 19, 2017

Vanguard Charitable is celebrating our 20th year of operation. With 20 years’ worth of market data to consider, we decided to create a three-part blog series highlighting some of that data.

Why $500?

October 05, 2017

One thing that sets Vanguard Charitable apart from other donor-advised funds is our $500 grant minimum.

A charity's infrastructure can be as important as its mission: Overhead is OK

July 17, 2017

Over the years, there has been a stigma attached to the word "overhead" in the nonprofit community. Donors are hesitant to have their money applied to excessive CEO salaries or fundraising costs, so some have pulled back on giving unrestricted dollars to general operating expenses.


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