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25 Jul 2013 | ArticleIn today's challenging fundraising environment many community foundations and other nonprofit organizations strive to work with attorneys, accountants, and wealth advisors with the hope... Read more »
27 Jun 2013 | Group NewsDid you know the Planned Giving Design Center offers a customized, branded version of PGDC.com that helps charitable organizations educate and reach out to professional advisors in their communities... Read more »
22 Apr 2014| Community Foundation of Middle TennesseeLess than 2 weeks until The Big Payback! Get ready to give on May 6! Read more »
22 Apr 2014| The Boston FoundationMany admire the extraordinary acting talent of Philip Seymour Hoffman who died on February 2, 2014 with an estate estimated at $35 million. Read more »
22 Apr 2014| Maine Community FoundationIt's official: We're trading our snow boots for waders and wellies. This spring many environmental organizations supported by the Maine Community Foundation are celebrating the season with... Read more »
22 Apr 2014| The Community Foundation for Greater AtlantaKathy Ashe, shares her perspective in this week's Thought Leadership column. We believe in the power of philanthropy to change communities. Each week, we'll be sharing this message via the... Read more »
21 Apr 2014| Orange County Community FoundationACT Anaheim Announces $1.5 Million in Inaugural Grants; Funds Will Support 10 Nonprofits to Help At-Risk Anaheim YouthAccelerate Change Together for Anaheim (ACT Anaheim), announced today that it is awarding $1.5 million in inaugural grants ranging from $100,000 to $200,000 to 10 local nonprofits to address gaps in... Read more »
21 Apr 2014| YouthBridge Community FoundationYouthBridge encourages nonprofits and donors to participate in the first ever, give STLday, an initiative of the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation. Read more »
21 Apr 2014| The Community Foundation of Northwest GeorgiaNext grant application deadline is October 1, 2014. Click here for more details. Read more »
It's been a banner year for the University of Montana Foundation's phonathon, an annual fundraising drive that supports UM's academics, students and activities. Alumni and friends of the... Read more »
The University of Montana received $5 million this week to endow a scholarship fund for Montana students with financial need. The gift came from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. Read more »
The law's good faith principle has traditionally regulated legal relationships, such as the contractual relationship. Equity's more intense fiduciary principle has generally regulated equitable...
Charitable remainder trusts are back! This according to attorney and PGDC contributing author David Wheeler Newman of Mitchell, Silverberg & Knupp, LLP. Read on to see why CRTs are enjoying...
"Transforming Philanthropy Through Collaboration" is Theme for 2013 Advisors in Philanthropy ConferenceThis may be one of the few times that what happens in Vegas will not stay in Vegas. From April 24, 2013 to April 26, 2013, one of the most inspiring philanthropic conferences will take place at...
Professor Brian Tamanaha's new book, Failing Law Schools, does a good job of explaining why borrowing to obtain a lower tier law school education has become a bad deal for all too many, but...
Unless the fiduciary issues and the representation issues in a trust dispute are properly sorted out in advance, there is a very real risk that an ill-considered rush to mediate or arbitrate will...
The Interest on Lawyers Trust Account Scheme (IOLTA): Could the medical profession get away with fleecing patients this way?It is coming on a decade since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the IOLTA scheme constitutes a collective taking by the state of the property of clients. Still the scheme continues. Nothing has...
Next year, 2013, marks the 20th anniversary of the judicial/political resolution of the final controversy over the administration and disposition of a certain Massachusetts-sited trust established...
Could the Myriad Codifications of Aspects of the Law of Trusts Culminating with the Uniform Trust Code (2000) Be Doing More Harm than Good?Though the trust is a judge-made creature of equity, the last eighty years have seen numerous rounds of uniform legislation codifying various aspects of the law of trusts, beginning with the Uniform...
Since the 1960s, the trust has been under attack on two fronts in the American law school. First, the traditional Trusts course has been down-graded to elective status, a misguided curricular “...
Charles E. Rounds Jr, Fiduciary Consultant | Article | 2 commentsLaw Schools No Longer Adequately Equip Their Students To Think Like Lawyers: The Unintended Consequences of Decontextualizing ContractsThe process of paralegalizing the American legal academy is now complete. It was inevitable. A course in Contracts does not a complete lawyer make. The curricular marginalization of two of the other...
Advisors who don't provide philanthropic advice are missing a big opportunity. Here are the top ten things to consider in the philanthropic planning process.
For high-net-worth individuals with substantial charitable commitments, managing their giving is a key part of their financial strategy. Betsy Brill, president of Strategic Philanthropy,...