Why giving to charity is on the rise

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

A recent article on the Business Insider, citing Huffington Post President and Editor-in-Chief Ariana Huffington’s book Thrive opines that well-being and happiness are the true keys to success. According to Huffington a key element of well-being is giving.  A Harvard Business School study found “donating to charity has a similar ...

Charities and Changes

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

I am writing this blog from Vancouver where I am attending the 21st annual conference of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners, which is attended by gift planners, advisors and others working in the field of charitable planned giving. I thought that given my location, it would make sense ...

‘Tis the Giving Season

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Given that it is my last blog prior to the holidays, and given the importance of charitable and other giving to estate planning in general, I thought that I would take the opportunity to highlight two news stories that I thought readers might enjoy. The first story is that of Tom ...