Donor-Advised Funds: A Critical Component of our Philanthropic Ecosystem

Greater Horizons’ goal is to provide our donors with a great giving experience. Part of that experience includes the ability to give strategically via donor-advised funds, which could span decades or multiple generations. From time to time, there are rumblings of legislation impacting donor-advised funds. We always have our ear to the ground in D.C. Right now, we are working …

The Next Generation of Philanthropy: A Conversation with Sharna Goldseker and Michael Moody

Philanthropic experts Sharna Goldseker and Michael Moody join Senior Philanthropic Advisor Gwen Wurst on the Grow Your Giving podcast to discuss how younger generations are approaching philanthropy and how families can navigate multigenerational giving. Sharna and Michael are co-authors of the bestselling book Generation Impact: How Next Gen Donors Are Revolutionizing Giving. Listen to their conversation online or wherever you …

How You Can Support Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

Greater Horizons is committed to advancing racial equity. We recognize the long and disturbing history of systemic and interpersonal racism against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities, and we condemn the recent rise in anti-Asian racism and violent acts across our country. If you are interested in using your philanthropic dollars to support AAPI communities, here are some organizations …

Mutual Aid: Beyond Traditional Philanthropy

Philanthropy can encompass many activities—financial donations through a donor-advised fund, volunteering, using a company’s matching gift program, or even dropping off a hot meal to a sick neighbor. Most of the time, our role at Greater Horizons is to ensure our donors’ charitable activities follow IRS guidelines. But we know that granting to 501(c)(3) public charities is often just one …

Supporting the Mental Health of Kids and Families: A Conversation with Barbara Unell

As we approach one year of the start of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, many parents and caregivers are worried about the toll the pandemic is taking on children. Barbara Unell, an expert in finding solutions to everyday challenges that foster positive relationships and overall wellbeing, recently joined Senior Philanthropic Advisor Whitney Hosty on the Grow Your Giving …

7 Tips for Disaster Giving

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy offers these seven basic tips for giving back in times of disaster: Take the long view. Even while focusing on immediate needs, remember that it will take some time for the full range of needs to emerge. Power loss, transportation outages and flood-damaged homes may be top of mind, but it takes a while to truly understand …

Year-End Giving Tax Strategies: A Conversation with Vice President & Corporate Counsel Corey Ziegler

In part one of a two-part series on year-end giving on the Grow Your Giving podcast, Greater Horizons Vice President and Corporate Counsel Corey Ziegler recently shared five strategies to consider for tax-efficient charitable giving in the last few weeks of the year. Corey discussed the following topics: The CARES Act IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions Bunching Donations in a Donor-Advised …

How Much Should We Give?

How much should we give? For some, that question is a moral dilemma. For others, it’s a budget consideration or a strategic decision, or perhaps all three. Regardless of the frame, it’s a question that individual donors and private foundation trustees face every year – how much will they allocate for charitable contributions? Multiple studies, including the National Center for …

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Arts: A Conversation with Randy Cohen

On the most recent episode of the Grow Your Giving podcast, Whitney Hosty, Senior Philanthropic Advisor, hosts Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research at Americans for the Arts. Whitney and Randy discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected arts organizations and artists across the country. Listen to Whitney and Randy’s conversation online, in the iTunes store and on Google Play Music. …