GuideStar Redesigns Charity Profiles to Emphasize Results

From the Chronicle of Philanthropy: Starting today, gone are the static pie charts and other design elements that often served as preliminary snapshots for grant makers and others seeking information. They have been replaced with interactive data visualizations that illustrate charities’ revenue and expenses over many years and others that show the demographic makeups of…

The Almanac of American Philanthropy

A great new resource for donors and nonprofits! How philanthropy fuels American success, history and major achievements of philanthropy, great men and women of American philanthropy, current giving stats and more. (And you can view all content for free online!) From the Almanac of American Philanthropy: Philanthropy in America is a giant undertaking—every year, more…

Mr. Smith, age 75, has accumulated approximately $2,000,000 in his IRA accounts. He has other sources of wealth and has plans to leave a sizable estate to his heirs and charity. Under this law, Mr. Smith can create a fund at the community foundation to address the causes he cares about most by transferring IRA funds tax free. Mr. Smith can transfer up to $100,000 in 2015. In addition, if Mr. Smith is married, his wife can also make similar gifts from her IRA accounts, impacting the community in ways personal, unique and enduring.

Congress Signs IRA Charitable Rollover into Permanent Law

To make an IRA distribution through the Community Foundation, or to learn more, please call the Foundation at (518) 446-9638. There is good news for Community Foundation donors in their 70s… and for the communities and causes they care about. On December 18, Congress passed the PATH Act, which renews and makes permanent the Charitable…

New Event: Strategically Speaking: How to Grow Your Organization in a Digital World

From our friends at the Capital Region Chamber’s Nonprofit Business Council: Making an impact requires more thought and strategy than ever.  With so many options and different channels available, developing a digital marketing strategy has become a growing priority for businesses, especially nonprofits.  Since nonprofits offer opportunities for people to do good and be a…