Category Archives: Giving

Is Cash, Once Again, King for Charitable Contributions?

Historically, cash contributions to charity were a terrific way to reduce your taxes. Recently, however, increases in standard deduction amounts and limitations on how much can be deducted relative to one’s […]

If You Teach Them To F.I.S.H…

…Sustainable financial futures for nonprofit organizations of all kinds can be accomplished.  In today’s landscape of dwindling giving and decreased interest, in general, long-term sustainability depends on, first, a full […]

Donor Advised Funds: A Benefit To All

At Ambassador Advisors, we understand that—although it’s not the primary motivation—making a charitable donation wisely can provide a degree of financial benefit. We know that our clients have short-term and […]

Where Your Treasure Is

A recent study released by Giving USA contained some sobering information for churches (and for Christians). The study, which was released on June 18, revealed that individual charitable giving dropped […]

Charitable Clumping and Other 2019 Strategies

Pancakes are Saturday morning favorites in many households. Whether you top them with “SEER-up” or “SIR-up”, pile on the blueberries, or even the chocolate chips, every good flapjack maker knows—you […]

Living Up to Faith Heroes, Part 2

[Continued, catch up on Part 1 here]   Wow—now that is the stuff comics and movies are made of, right? But biblical superheroes did even more!   “Some were tortured, refusing to […]

Living Up to Faith Heroes, Part 1

By Bernie Bostwick, Executive Vice President   I must confess, I never really was much into superheroes. Today, they are much the rave! The superhero that sticks in my mind as a […]