Like a good family portrait, a well-developed Family Stewardship Philosophy captures a beautiful picture of what your family believes about the source and purpose of your wealth.
The process of developing your Philosophy involves clarifying your family’s knowledge and core beliefs about money, and expressing and examining them to bring them into alignment with the truth of ... read full post | 1 comments
Thanksgiving is over, and the end of the year will soon be here. That can only mean one thing for generous givers ... year-end contributions and grant recommendations!
Did you know that so far this year thousands of individuals and families have contributed more than $492 million to their Giving Funds? That's over 50% more than the same time last year! And ... read full post
Want to simplify your giving and multiply your impact? Or if you're already an NCF giver, do you know a friend or family member who does? If so, NCF has an easy-to-establish, low-cost, flexible account for your giving that's fun and easy to manage online, anytime. Also known as a donor-advised fund, it's the fastest growing charitable vehicle in America today. Check out the video below for a quick... read full post
With all the emphasis on stretching a dollar these days, have you thought about how to make your giving dollars go further this year-end giving season? If you’re getting ready to write checks to charities or make cash contributions to your NCF Giving Fund, you may want to re-think your strategy.
By gifting appreciated stocks or mutual funds instead, you could tap into an incredible ... read full post
What difference does it make how you give? Well, for a sick child and his family, it could make all the difference in the world. And by giving appreciated stock instead of cash or checks, you’ll save taxes and increase your personal cashflow, making it possible for you to give more to the causes you care about.
So if you’re getting ready to write checks to charity this year-end, look to your ... read full post
We all enjoy doing things for our children – buying them something special, taking them on a fun outing, throwing a great birthday party. At the same time, though, many of us fear that without some balance, most children will grow up thinking only of themselves.
If you're a professional advisor or know someone who is, you'll want to read and share this great article on the benefits of using NCF Giving Funds. It’s no secret that mutual funds catapulted stock market investing. Mutual funds provided an easier way for the average consumer to participate in and manage their stock investing. They served as a catalyst for the stock market boom of the 80s and 90s. And... read full post | 2 comments
by Rachel Moye | July 6, 2012 | Category: Strategies | Tags: bible, centurion, faith, reading, through
For the past six months, we've been reading through the Bible as a community using The Discipleship Journey Reading Plan. Together, we've read Genesis through 2 Kings, Acts to Philippians, Matthew, Mark, and most of the Psalms. And now, we're halfway through the greatest story of redemption, freedom, and love ever recorded!
Throughout these passages, we've seen God's provision ... read full post
As more and more business owners are influenced by the generosity message, there is a growing need for practical insight on how to impact their employees and God's Kingdom through giving and stewardship.
Originally appearing in our Generous Business resource guide, below is a list of "Top 10 Tips" developed by the leadership at Bridgeway Capital Management, a fast-growing registered investment firm in Houston, ... read full post
Corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, venture philanthropy – whatever the buzzword, it’s clear that companies across the globe have come to embrace the idea that a business should give back to the communities that buy its products and make it successful.
In pure business terms, giving back can add to the bottom line by making a product more appealing to its target ... read full post