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Charitable Giving and Financial Plans Whether you want to give hundreds of dollars or hundreds of thousands, a planned approach to charitable giving will help your donations go farther and have a bigger impact. By integrating your charitable giving goals into your financial plan, you can use your assets to their fullest potential and make financial contributions as effective as possible

Questions to Ask Before Creating Charitable Giving Plan Before creating your plan for charitable giving, ask yourself the following questions.

Giving To Charities - Tax Deductions and Such The tax code in the United States contains many provisions to promote certain behavior. One area of behavior is the promotion of giving to qualified charities.

Online Resources

National Center on Family Philanthropy The Center offers advice and assistance for individuals and families to create and sustain a philanthropic mission.

The Philanthropy Roundtable The Philanthropy Roundtable is a national association of individual donors, foundation trustees and staff, and corporate giving officers. Members of the Roundtable gain access to the full range of ideas and information on what does and does not work well in philanthropy.

Sharing the Wealth This is a giving resource produced by Minnesota Public Radio. The site includes a five-step giving guide as well as other facts and figures about charitable giving.

Women's Philanthropy Institute The Women's Philanthropy Institute was founded in 1997 to help women understand their full potential and capabilities as financial donors, and to inspire women to fulfill their philanthropic potential.

Charity Navigator Charity Navigator works to guide intelligent giving by providing information on over 5000 charities and by evaluating the financial health of each of these charities.

GuideStar Connecting people with nonprofit information. GuideStar was created to support charitable entities through the free flow of information in a public forum, to enable supporters and nonprofit managers to research and benchmark organizations' missions, programs, and performance.

Network for Good Network for Good is the Internet's leading charitable resource, bringing together donors, volunteers and charities online to accomplish good. Users can donate to more than one million charities and search from among more than 36,000 volunteer opportunities.