Impact Giving Blog

Support Impact Giving on #GivingTuesday

After a weekend busy with eating, visiting and shopping, Tuesday, Nov. 27 is dedicated to giving. Impact Giving is joining the thousands of non-profit organizations participating in this special day following Black Friday and Cyber Monday called #GivingTuesday. Impact Giving is using #GivingTuesday as an opportunity for our Partners and friends to participate in our year-end giving campaign as we work to accomplish greater things together in 2019 than we can individually. If you plan …

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An Update from Concern America

Bringing Clean Water and Opportunity to Those Who Need it Most The village of Hermosillo is an indigenous Mayan community in Mexico that is materially impoverished and underserved. Due to lack of access to potable water, its population greatly suffers from water-borne illnesses such as gastrointestinal infections, malnutrition, skin-related illnesses, and the weakening of the immune system. Last year, Impact Giving awarded Concern America a $23,000 grant to construct a community water system and install …

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A Look Back – Celebrating 10 Years of Grants

The potential for strengthening communities and nations through giving back is incredibly important; it brings people together and provides us all with valuable experience and insight. Whether you donate your money, time, talents or something else, giving back to society has profound benefits for both the giver and receiver. Mahatma Gandhi is quoted as saying “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” And, it feels great to …

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Partner Spotlight: Jennifer Grzeskowiak

At Impact Giving, we love our Partners! Not only do they create a greater financial impact through an annual or monthly donation, many of our Partners also donate their personal resources, creativity, skills and time to help strengthen and grow our organization. We sat down with Partner Jennifer Grzeskowiak to learn more about what draws her to Impact Giving and the inspiration behind her passion for serving the community. Q:        Would you like to share …

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Anh Tran, Certified Financial Planner and Estate Planning Attorney, shares tax tips and advice with Impact Giving Partners and friends at a lunch and learn event in Costa Mesa.

Tax Advantages of Charitable Giving

At Impact Giving, we know our Partners and friends’ primary motivation to donate to charity is simply to help those in need. However, it’s also important to understand the great tax benefits that exist for those who give, because knowing how to make the most of your tax deductions can allow you to give even more! We recently hosted a lunch and learn event to help our Partners and friends understand the great tax advantages …

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8 Easy Ways You and Your Family Can Give Back to Your Community

Do you have a desire to help others in your community, but don’t know where to start? Giving back doesn’t have to take a lot of time, money or resources. In fact, it is something we can all do – even with our children or grandchildren. Contributing in even the smallest ways can help families not only get involved in their own community, but will help budding philanthropists develop a respect and understanding for different …

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Notes of Thanks from Our Grant Recipients

In the months following this year’s grant awards dinner, we’ve received several thank you letters from grant recipients sharing with us the important work they’ve been able to do across the globe as a result of the grant they received from Impact Giving. We love receiving these letters –hearing how our grant money is put in action and seeing how it’s helping men, women and children in need. It is the reason we do what …

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Our Heartfelt Gratitude for “Increasing the Impact”

Dear Impact Giving Partners, Supporters and Friends, I am filled with gratitude as I sit here writing out checks for $4,651.50 to each of the twelve grant finalists (twelve!). I think that I can safely say that the success of our first “Increasing the Impact” auction far surpassed any of our wildest hopes and expectations! The fact that all 18 of our grant finalists will receive at minimum $4,600 and up to $36,000 is absolutely …

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