For “Giving Tuesday” Foundation Source Offers Smart Giving Toolkit

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Resources designed to help donors give with their heads as well as their hearts

FAIRFIELD, Conn., Nov. 13, 2018 – In advance of Giving Tuesday (Nov. 27, 2018), Foundation Source, the nation’s largest provider of comprehensive support services for private foundations, announces its “Smart Giving Toolkit,” designed to help high-net-worth families unite around charitable giving and discover the rewards of giving wisely as well as generously.

“Writing a check on Giving Tuesday can make you feel good, but what feels even better is knowing you’ve made a real and appreciable difference,” Susan Friedlander Calzone, chief executive officer of Foundation Source, said. “With Thanksgiving approaching, many people are wondering how to translate their feelings of gratitude into a plan for giving back. We created the ‘Smart Giving Toolkit’ to help families, with or without private foundations, fully develop their philanthropic approach and extend the feeling of Thanksgiving throughout the year.”

The “Smart Giving Toolkit” includes three guides:

  • 8 Questions to Consider Before Donating to a Nonprofit, explains how to evaluate a nonprofit to determine whether they are likely to make the best use of your donation and ensure that the organization’s goals align with your own values and priorities;
  • Raising a Generous Generation, provides age-appropriate ideas for cultivating generosity and inspiring children, teens, and young adults to become agents of change; and
  • The Foundation of a Philanthropic Family, outlines family-building objectives that can be achieved with a private foundation.

“Giving with your head is just as important as giving from the heart,” Calzone said. “By using the materials in this toolkit, donors can get more from their giving: more impact, more family engagement, and a legacy of generosity that can begin this holiday season and last for generations to come.”

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Foundation Source is the nation’s largest provider of comprehensive support services for private foundations. Our complete outsourced solution includes foundation creation (as needed), administrative support, active compliance monitoring, philanthropic advisory, tax and legal expertise, and online foundation management tools.

Now in our second decade, Foundation Source provides its services to nearly 1500 family, corporate, and professionally staffed foundations, of all sizes, nationwide. We work in partnership with wealth management firms, law firms, accounting firms, and family offices as well as directly with individuals and families. Foundation Source is headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut.