GIVING BACK WITH PLANNED PHILANTHROPY

| December 31, 2017

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Success in life is about more than amassing wealth. It’s about the conscious legacy you leave behind for your loved ones, community, and society. We created this special report to share some of the financial and social benefits of a proactive approach to philanthropy. Affluent Americans are becoming more strategic about their giving and want to engage more with nonprofits in their areas of focus. “High impact giving” is becoming increasingly popular among. American donors who want to ensure that their gifts are being used properly and who want to measure the effectiveness of their donations.

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