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Giving While Living – a framework for personal pilanthropy

Mario Morino (Venture Pilanthropy Partners, March 2004) For anyone who is serious about their philanthropy, one of the biggest challenges is to figure out how best to deploy their charitable dollars. In the beginning, people often are overwhelmed—should they start a family foundation? Should they endow a fund in perpetuity? Should they identify a few organizations [...]

By | 2016-12-01T13:08:30+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Categories: Giving while living|0 Comments

Philanthropists are paying more attention to how they give their money away

Philanthropists are paying more attention to how they give their money away: The Economist, May 26th 2005  ANDREW CARNEGIE would surely have approved of David Sainsbury. The supermarket tycoon turned politician is one of Britain's richest men. It was reported this week that he not only intends to give away at least £1 billion ($1.83 billion) [...]

By | 2016-12-01T13:08:34+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Categories: Giving while living|0 Comments

Belastingvrystelling: bestaande en nuwe SARS-toegewings vir donateurs

Die 10% belastingaftrekking: belangrike nuwe vergunning In die verlede kon ‘n donateur jaarliks donasies tot 10% van sy of haar belasbare inkomste aan een of meer geregistreerde PBO,s (Public Benefit Organization, dit is: ‘n instansie wat Art18A registrasie het) skenk en dit as aftrekking by die berekening van totale belasbare inkomste eis. SARS het so [...]

By | 2016-12-01T13:08:46+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Categories: Belastingvrystelling: bestaande en nuwe SARS-toegewings vir donateurs|0 Comments

To save the world, don’t get a job at a charity; go work on Wall Street

William MacAskill (Author of “Doing Good Better – How effective altruism can help you make the world better”) Few people think of finance as an ethical career choice. Top undergraduates who want to “make a difference” are encouraged to forgo the allure of Wall Street and work in the charity sector. And many people in finance have a mid-career ethical [...]

By | 2016-12-01T13:08:52+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Categories: To think about before you give|0 Comments

Top 10 Best Practices of Savvy Donors

Be Proactive In Your Giving Smart givers generally don't give reactively in a knee-jerk fashion. They don't respond to the first organization that appeals for help. They take the time to identify which causes are most important to their families and they are specific about the change they want to affect. For example, they [...]

By | 2016-12-01T13:08:59+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Categories: To think about before you give|0 Comments

The Gospel of Wealth: Andrew Carnegie

The problem of our age is the proper administration of wealth, that the ties of brotherhood may still bind together the rich and poor in harmonious relationship. The conditions of human life have not only been changed, but revolutionized, within the past few hundred years. In former days there was little difference between the [...]

By | 2016-12-01T13:09:02+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Categories: Giving while living|0 Comments

Giving While Living – Chuck Feeney

Chuck Feeney on Giving While Living "I see little reason to delay giving when so much good can be achieved through supporting worthwhile causes today." -- Chuck Feeney, visionary philanthropist and founder of The Atlantic Philanthropies. (Jun 17, 2014) Warren Buffet on Chuck Feeney: Recipient Of The [...]

By | 2016-12-01T13:09:13+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Categories: Giving while living|0 Comments

Warren Buffet – The Giving Pledge

In 2006, I made a commitment to gradually give all of my Berkshire Hathaway stock to philanthropic foundations. I couldn't be happier with that decision. Now, Bill and Melinda Gates and I are asking hundreds of rich Americans to pledge at least 50% of their wealth to charity. So I think it is fitting that [...]

By | 2016-12-01T13:09:20+00:00 October 26th, 2015|Categories: Giving while living|0 Comments