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Giving strategies

What’s the best way to give back? The following giving strategies bring together valuable content from thought leaders at Fidelity Charitable and across the charitable landscape. Their insights can help you decide where to give for the greatest impact, and to reach your charitable goals.

High-impact giving

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy identifies opportunities to make donations that have a significant impact.

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Addressing Hunger

Hunger in America is still widespread. Learn how one organization provides emergency food at a lower cost than conventional food drives.

Tax and estate planning

Knowing what and when to give plays an essential part in any estate plan, as does keeping up with the latest tax laws.

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Donate Long-Term Appreciated Securities

Tax incentives can help donors who give stocks, bonds or mutual funds significantly increase the amount of funds available for charitable giving.

Family philanthropy

Involving family in philanthropy can bring generations together. What’s your family’s mission?

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The Power of Family Giving

No matter how old your children are, integrating philanthropy into your family life can be an excellent way to pass on healthy attitudes about money and helping others.

Disaster relief

From immediate needs to disaster preparedness, there are four phases of disaster relief where you can make a difference.

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The Four Phases of Disaster Relief

The opportunity to make a difference does not end when media coverage dies down.

Ways to give

Understand the benefits of each charitable giving option, from donor-advised funds to private foundations.

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Selecting a Giving Vehicle

Explore charitable giving options that can help you give during your lifetime or provide estate-planning benefits.

Grant making

Learn about trends and innovations in giving, and explore in-depth research by charity sector.

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Report: Giving and Planning

How do age, life stage, and gender impact donors’ approaches to planning their giving?

Boost your Giving IQ

Recent research tells us that generosity is hardwired in our brains. But we aren't born knowing how to have the greatest impact with our giving. Learn how to give smarter in 4 simple steps.
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Expert Tip

“Asking the right questions about what an organization really needs can be transformational for both the organization and donor.”

-Al Mueller, President of Excellence in Giving

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See how donors and their advisors are using donor-advised funds to make more of a difference.

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Charity research

Fidelity Charitable puts the power and convenience of the top charity research organizations at your fingertips.

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