Giving with Impact:

Season 3 Episode 3
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The vast majority of US donors don't give to charities simply to get a tax benefit; they give because they genuinely care about the work of the organizations that they support, and want to see those organizations succeed and make a difference in the world. But it's also true that tax law in the United States can have an impact on the volume and type of gifts that donors may choose to make. And while there may be truth to the old adage about "death and taxes," as far as we know, only one of those two is immutable. So how does current US tax law effect charitable giving, and how might those laws change over the next several years? Are there ways that donors should be approaching their giving strategies to maximize the amount of money getting into charitable organizations? And what do these policies and strategies mean for the nonprofits who depend upon this support?

Moderator: Michael Gordon Voss, publisher of Stanford Social Innovation Review


  • Michael Townsend Managing Director, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
  • Hayden Adams CPA, CFP®, Director of Tax and Financial Planning, Schwab Center for Financial Research

After you listen

  • Read Strategies for Maximizing Your Charitable Impact in 2021 to learn more about taking advantage of a favorable environment for tax-smart, high-impact philanthropy.
  • Check out the podcast WashingtonWise Investor where Michael Townsend focuses a non-partisan eye on the stories that matter most to investors.
  • Learn more about the 100% Charitable Deduction as Hayden discusses the temporary opportunity for high-net-worth individuals to give to their favorite charities and potentially eliminate their federal taxes.
  • Download our Giving Guide where you will discover information, resources, and activities to help you maximize your charitable giving.

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