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How to incorporate giving into life’s rhythms

Patterns create habits, and like a muscle becomes stronger as it’s continually flexed, your habits become more steadfast as you repeat them in your life. Whether the pattern is prayer, exercise or giving, making a concerted effort to do things regularly means you’re more likely to prioritize them…

A look back at Hope for Memphis in 2023

Did you know by having a fund at the Christian Community Foundation, you’re giving back to your community beyond what you grant individually? The Hope for Memphis Fund grant utilizes surplus funds from operations and fees from all donor-advised funds to create more sustainable, effective Christian ministries and leaders who are seeking city-wide transformation.

Five questions to ask your financial advisor about giving

When giving, it’s important to have all your ducks in a row. The process can be arduous (completing forms, gathering paperwork for tax season, etc.), but by asking your financial advisor the right questions, you can be more prepared to maximize your giving strategy to its full potential.

Here are a few questions to consider asking your financial advisor before beginning your giving journey.

Balancing fund growth and grants

Once givers learn that they can invest in a donor-advised fund and grow their capacity for charitable grants tax-free, opening a donor-advised fund is easy. Many donors start thinking about new ways to expand their giving, maximize their giving output, and how much money they want to pour…

3 lessons on generosity

When you think of generosity in the Bible, do any stories come to mind? While you might recall some of those stories to motivate your generosity in life, you can also use them to teach your children, grandchildren, niece and nephews. If you’re looking to talk to the…

Refresh your giving plan in 2023

January marks the start of a new year, and new years tend to lead to new habits and resolutions. Whether you’re considering making changes to your personal or professional life in 2023, it’s important to have a plan. At Christian Community Foundation, we want to encourage you to…

Leaving your legacy

Are there charities and causes in your life that hold a special place in your heart? You can ensure that your support remains after you pass.  A posthumous giving plan can be an important part in your estate planning process. Also known as a legacy plan, this tool…