Let’s Stop Doing Grants—A Better Approach to Funding
No more grants? Let me explain. So often we think about grants as a gift to a specific nonprofit, and nonprofits tend…
2021, Year of Business Sales and Charitable Giving?
2021 may see a big rise in business sales. And those business sales could produce unprecedented levels of charitable giving.
Why I Think Everyone Should Have a Foundation
Most think foundations are for rich people, but I really do believe that foundations are for everyone.
Endowment is a four-letter word?!
The Christian world generally shuns endowments. But why? Do endowments indicate a lack of faith in God’s future provision?
30 Days of Giving: Practice Everyday Generosity
I challenged a group to 30 days of giving. Then I realized I didn’t have any plan for 30-days worth of generosity….
Charitable Strategy: The Most Missed Element in Business Sales
It happens time and again. While most owners have 80-90% of their assets locked up inside of their business, it’s remarkable how unprepared…
Private Foundations and Donor Advised Funds: 5 Key Comparisons
What are the key differences between donor advised funds and private foundations? Today, there are 86,516 private foundations in the country containing…
Donor Advised Funds Tripled in Growth
An October 4, 2018, article by Bloomberg noted that donor advised funds have tripled in growth to more than $85 billion in…
3 Big Giving Opportunities and 1 Big Challenge with the New Tax Law
People continue to make sense of the new tax law. What are the opportunities and challenges particularly as it relates to charitable…
A 2018 Giving Trend to Watch: The Noncash Gift
We’ve been handling noncash gifts for years at The Signatry. I remember one of my first noncash gifts was a 1967 Pontiac….
Since 1914? Donor Advised Funds—An Old New Trend in Giving
Donor advised funds seemed to explode on the charitable giving scene in just a few short years. Today, the top charities in…
Holiday Charitable Giving Activity: Plan Now!
With the holidays approaching, it’s easy to get caught in the bustle of activity and miss the opportunity to involve your family…