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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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InFaith's team of gift planners present giving solutions for your charitable business, including:

  • Starting the Charitable Conversation
  • Donor Advised Funds & Bundling Gifts
  • QCDs
  • Gift Annuities

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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

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.

“Why InFaith?” It’s a question we get from Financial Representatives on a periodic basis. Here’s what we tell them:

It’s a new day for charitable giving in the U.S., with options for almost everyone. Because of the many ways to give, your clients can achieve their charitable goals, likely in ways they never thought were possible.  Here are some tips for discussing charitable giving with your clients.

The price of U.S. farmland is increasing an average of 15.5% per year and is owned by farmers who are typically 55 and older. Combine this with farmers’ increasing desire to avoid the hassles of selling and ongoing maintenance, and you’ll find the need for professional financial advice.

What do donors want from their financial advisors?

A recent LCF/Thrivent survey revealed that 25%+ of Thrivent members find the LCF giving model attractive and useful. Who are these members?

This summer’s Meaningful Contact Initiative offers a great opportunity to help clients achieve important charitable goals through a simple beneficiary designation. What are the benefits to naming the LCF as beneficiary?

With the S&P 500 up 80% from its 2009 low, appreciated securities can be a good charitable gift option.  Clients can usually deduct the securities' full market value, avoiding both federal and state capital gains tax.

Did you know that charitable life insurance makes up 25% of all gifts to the LCF? Charitable life insurance offers a great solution for a number of reasons: affordability, deductible payments and benefit multiple charities.

InFaith Community Foundation invites all professional advisors to put their values into action by creating a fund at the Foundation.

Are you considering converting your traditional IRA to a Roth IRA? Did you know that you may be able to lessen the tax impact through charitable giving? We can assist you!