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"It takes a noble man to plant a seed for a tree that will some day give shade to people he may never meet."

— David Trueblood

Giving to Environmental Charities in Canada

It seems that every time you turn on the television or read your favourite news source, the topic of the environment is front and centre.

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In-Kind Donations Explained — With Examples

When we think about donating to charity, we often think of a gift of cash. But there are a variety of ways to give, and an in-kind donation is one of them. An in-kind donation…

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Commemorative Gift Funds

Getting Started With Commemorative Gift Funds

Making a charitable gift to commemorate a person, group or institution that has touched our lives can be an enduring gift that honours the past and supports the future.

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What To Consider Before Starting A Private Foundation In Canada

Getting started with long-term giving in Canada … Planning for long-term giving can be a rewarding process for a donor.

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How To Gift A Registered Account Strategically

Three ways to minimize taxes on an estate … Many Canadians with registered accounts such as RRSPs, RIFFs and TFSAs decide to name their spouse as the beneficiary.

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Top Mental Health Charities in Canada

Why donors are focused on mental health … Mental health continues to be a topic of priority for many donors, and for good reason. By the time Canadians reach 40 years of age…

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Making the most of bequests under a Will

Many Canadians approach their financial planning with the long view in mind. However, trying to predict personal cashflow needs and the needs of future generations can be difficul…

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Giving Through A Donor Advised Fund

Across Canada and around the world, donors choose to give for any number of reasons. Often the motivation to make a gift to charity can be emotional, circumstantial, or both.…

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Why Financial Advisors are Looking to Donor Advised Funds

Every year, millions of Canadians support the charities and causes they believe in. In many cases…

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What Is A Gift-In-Kind And How To Realize Their Value

When a donor decides to give to their favourite charity, a gift of cash is not the only option. Donations made in the form of an asset or property that has real value and is not a gift of cash…

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Four Signs a Donor Advised Fund Might Be the Best Advice

The relationship between a financial advisor and their client is built on trust, experience, and a mutual understanding of the client’s investment and life goals.

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Tax Advantages of a Charitable Gift Annuity

It’s important for donors to consider their giving options before making a gift to ensure they can provide the most support for their cause of choice…

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What is a Charitable Gift Annuity?

For donors who wish to make a gift to their favourite charity but hesitate when they think about future cash requirements, a Charitable Gift Annuity is a viable option.

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Leveraging Donor Advised Funds for Residual Interest Gifts

Once a donor understands the options that are available to them through a Residual Interest Gift it might also interest them to understand the benefits of leveraging a Donor Advised Fund…

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The Benefits of a Donor Advised Fund and Wealth Replacement Insurance

Donors who choose to pursue their philanthropic goals through a wealth replacement insurance policy can benefit from establishing a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) set up through Gift Funds Canada.

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How Residual Interest Gifts Provide Donors with Options

Having options when it comes to one’s philanthropy can be a good thing.

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What is Wealth Replacement Insurance?

Donors who want to leave a meaningful gift to their preferred charity but don’t want to diminish the inheritance they are planning for their heirs, may benefit from wealth replacement insurance.

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Ways of gifting charitable endowments with donor advised funds

There are many benefits to gifting through a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) for endowment purposes, both for the donor and their preferred charitable cause.

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What is a Charitable Endowment Donor Advised Fund?

Many donors are familiar with the concept of a charitable endowment but might be less familiar with how to establish this type of gift using a Donor Advised Fund (DAF)…

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Strategic Giving: Leaving a Legacy Through Life Insurance

Life insurance is a well-known way to ensure loved ones are taken care of after we’re gone. The same strategy can be employed to make a significant donation to a favoured charitable cause upon death.

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Three Benefits to Giving Through Life Insurance

Most often when we think of donating to charity, we think of it in the form of a direct contribution. However…

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Five Advantages of Donor Advised Funds

While Donor Advised Funds continue to grow in popularity across the country, so does their reputation for being a highly effective giving vehicle. But what exactly is a Donor Advised Fund?

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