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Updates and insights from the TFEC team about our community initiatives, community projects, and other useful information for donors, nonprofits, or your clients.

How to Help with the Crisis in Ukraine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent crisis that has unfolded, ignited a passion in us all for humanitarian aid and global philanthropy. Regarding the current situation in Ukraine the following statement was released from the Center for Disaster...

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Your Impact on the Future of Your Community

The COVID-19 pandemic locked us all in our homes for an extended period of time. We created new office spaces, worked in our sweatpants, and adjusted to a “new normal” (don’t worry, we’re tired of that term too). However, some in our community did not have the luxury...

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Energizing and Engaging Your Board! – 9 Tips YOU Should Try!

Energizing and Engaging Your Board! - 9 Tips YOU Should Try!   How do you keep your Board engaged, motivated, and energized? While there is no silver bullet that will instantly change the operating framework of your Board; The Foundation for Enhancing Communities...

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Three Ways Your Company Can Be Socially Responsible

Here are the facts about Corporate Social Responsibility:  Employees who have a chance to give to charities through their work are happier than those who do not. (Source)  Half of employees believe their employer should connect them with opportunities for charitable...

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2020’s Hurricane Katrina, COVID-19, and Philanthropy

It's 2005, and Hurricane Katrina cut through Louisiana leaving nothing but destruction and mayhem behind. This disaster sparked the largest Red Cross Relief Response in modern history, and a worldwide tidal wave of support shortly followed. Who could forget crying...

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COVID-19 and Capacity Building

Many donors believe that nonprofit organizations will be successful if they just focus on their mission. But at the root of their existence, these charities are organizations. Organizations need continual effort to improve internally to be sustainable and...

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Your IRA as a Charitable Giving Vehicle

It’s no secret that 2020 was a year with constant hurdles, adjustments, and perseverance. Nonprofits faced unique challenges while navigating the “new normal” and serving those in our most vulnerable communities. But the economic impacts of COVID had them fighting to...

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Professional Advisors, is your client ready to give?

Charitable giving can be an integral part of your client’s financial plan. But are they ready to give? Here are some good indicators that your client is in a great position to give charitably to causes they care about: Your client has appreciated property. If your...

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