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Share Your Story About the Power of Charitable Giving!

You don’t have to look very far to see the difference charitable giving makes in our lives. Philanthropy has a rich history of inventing a better way, creating jobs, improving education and health care, protecting our environment, aiding the most vulnerable, and much more.

With a limping economy and political leaders of all stripes focusing on deficit reduction, these are perilous times for tax incentives that support giving in America. It is also a time when philanthropy’s role as a safety net and an investor in innovation is more imperative than ever for a faster, sustainable economic recovery.

Share your Story and Help Protect Giving in America

 Together, we can clearly demonstrate the work that private dollars do for the public good and underscore the value of philanthropic investments. With your help, we can preserve the charitable deduction and sustain local nonprofits and other worthy causes.

Please provide short, one-paragraph responses to the questions below. Your contribution will help tell the powerful story of philanthropy’s value in our communities! 

1. Please describe your organization and its mission. Who and how many people do you serve? What benefits do you provide and what kind of results have you achieved?

2. How many people do you employ? How many volunteers are actively engaged in your efforts annually (Please share the number of volunteers/hours or number of volunteers)?

3. What percentage of your funding comes from private sources, including individual contributions, foundation grants, and other sources?

4. Can you share a short, compelling story about your organization's impact on a particular client in the community (approximately 200 words)?

5. During these difficult financial times, can you describe how your operations have evolved to respond to increased demand for support and services? How has your client base changed? Has your grantmaking through private dollars increased or changed focus amid fewer government resources? How have programs and services been impacted by these changes?