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InFaith Insights is a monthly e-newsletter for financial professionals. Each month InFaith Insights explores concepts and resources you can use to build your charitable business with your clients and it's free to sign up.

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GIVING OPTIONS THROUGH INFAITH

This set of explainer videos describes the variety of giving options available through InFaith Community Foundation, including: 

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Thrivent & InFaith Webinar

How Will Tax Reform Affect Charitable Giving?
InFaith, in partnership with Thrivent Financial, hosted a webinar on how the new tax law may affect charitable giving to churches and faith-based nonprofits.

Webinar recording

Engaging Women & The Future of Your Church
InFaith, in partnership with Thrivent Financial's Wise with Money Journey webinar series, hosted a webinar on how to engage women in church communities.

Webinar Recording 

Recent & Past Webinar Recordings

Year End Charitable Planning Strategies
November 7, 2017

Tools and Resources for Endowment Funds at InFaith
September 21, 2017

Charitable Planning in your Practice
June 8, 2017

Endowment Best Practices
March 23, 2017

Charitable Giving Strategies for Lifetime or at Death
October 2016

How to Start the Charitable Conversation
July 2016

Everything You Need to Know About Donor Advised Funds
March 2016

To view recorded webinars, click on link to access. If you are experiencing technical issues or have a question, please contact us.

As 2019 comes to a close, your calendars are likely busy with last-minute appointments to help clients finalize their year-end financial decisions. In the interest of time, we have a list of quick ways that you can help your charitably-minded clients make the most of December. 

InFaith Community Foundation uses the ACGA recommended rates to determine the payout rate on a gift annuity contract. The American Council of Gift Annuities (ACGA) is lowering the recommended gift annuity rates, effective January 1, 2020. In general, the payout rates will be lowered by 0.3 to 0.5 percentage points, based on the donor age. 

Gary and Joyce Kallsen integrated charitable giving into their financial strategy years ago. Together with their children, they’ve made grants from their InFaith Community Foundation donor advised fund to support favorite charities and causes.

Year-end is a popular season for giving. By partnering with InFaith Community Foundation, you can help your clients maximize their year-end charitable gifts using the following resources. 

Year-end is a popular season for giving. By partnering with InFaith Community Foundation, you can maximize your year-end gifts. Whether you Give Now, Give Later or Give & Receive, you will set in motion a gift that will change lives now and for years to come. Consider these tips from InFaith’s experts on the benefits of value-based giving.

To help you grow your charitable business, InFaith has created a set of explainer videos on popular giving strategies including donor advised funds, bundling charitable gifts and qualified charitable distributions (QCDs).

Bryan Schmeling is always learning. In his 13 years as a Thrivent Financial professional, he’s learned three big lessons.

One of the initiatives that InFaith has committed to is creation care, which works to build capacity, help churches reduce their energy footprint, promote leadership and engage InFaith donors around the concern of creation care. With a focus on water, InFaith’s Creation Care Initiative is accomplished through one of InFaith’s grantee partners: The Ecumenical Water Network (EWN) of the World Council of Churches (WCC).

As part of its Disaster Relief Collaborative Fund, InFaith Community Foundation granted $100,000 to Lutheran Social Services (LSS) of Puerto Rico to aid recovery in the community. This was made possible thanks to the generosity of InFaith’s donors. LSS of Puerto Rico believes “when the dust settles, and the headlines change, we stay to provide ongoing assistance to those in need.”

Together with donors, InFaith Community Foundation addresses a number of pressing and unmet needs facing our shared community. One of the initiatives that InFaith has committed to is ending family violence through a partnership with FaithTrust Institute. FaithTrust Institute is an organization that provides faith communities and advocates with the tools and knowledge they need to address the faith and cultural issues related to abuse.

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