The charitable giving junction of short-term needs and long-term impact

| February 8, 2018

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We at Vanguard Charitable were excited by his tweet, which generated thousands of ideas, retweets and media coverage, because we believe it is very important to keep the topic of charitable giving front and center and encourage conversation on it. There’s evidence that many Vanguard Charitable donors embrace both approaches. On average, the majority of Vanguard Charitable accounts grant 5% or more of their balance each year. Of those who give to the same cause year over year, 15% are increasing the size of those grants as time passes. Our donors are focused on the here and now.

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Swiss Philanthropy Foundation in an independent hosting foundation based in Switzerland. Our mission is to encourage charitable giving by creating and managing philanthropic funds.We make philanthropy easy by helping donors set up a cost-efficient and flexible structure that maximises the impact of their donations while minimising time spent on managing the fund.

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Swiss Philanthropy Foundation in an independent hosting foundation based in Switzerland. Our mission is to encourage charitable giving by creating and managing philanthropic funds.We make philanthropy easy by helping donors set up a cost-efficient and flexible structure that maximises the impact of their donations while minimising time spent on managing the fund.

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