Not a lot right now, but I want to make a lasting impact in the future.
No, I can’t afford it.
Yes, I give to support a cause or community that is special to me.
Yes, I contribute to several organizations or to my private foundation.
Sometimes I make gifts to honor someone important to me.
I plan to give more in the future.
Mostly during times of disaster or great need.
I give regularly throughout the year.
Only when a friend or loved one passes away.
The amount I set aside at the end of every year for charitable giving.
10% of my income, or whatever I feel my obligation is.
Enough to meet the charitable requests I receive.
As much as I can.
I want to leave a legacy of generosity even after I die.
I want maximum impact for the minimum investment…more bang for my buck.
I want to know the cause or community I care about will have the needed resources.
Charitable investments should be made strategically with the appropriate tax benefits.
Charitable gifts should be made in the name of someone special.
A desire to secure the future of something I care about.
Strong emotions I feel for the needs of others.
A sense of duty to help care for my community.
Memories of the time I shared with someone.
I have a desire to give, but I’m not sure how it fits into my financial plan.
I dream of starting a nonprofit organization.
I want to encourage my employer or employees to give charitably.
I get so many fundraiser invitations and requests for donations; I can’t keep up with who I’ve given to.
I am inspired to give because of someone who helped to teach me the value of giving.
I want to make charitable gifts, but I want to be sure my heirs are provided for.
I want my name or my family to be associated with a specific charitable cause.
I can’t know what my community will need in the future, but I know there will be needs.
I want to begin or continue the tradition of charitable giving in my family.
I want to join with other givers to celebrate a specific person.
Donate assets such as artwork, jewelry or property.
Offer your time.
Donate stocks or a portion of your IRA.
Give whatever is most needed at the time.
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