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Generosity during retirement

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. - 2 Corinthians 9:7 How old were you when the seeds of giving were sowed in your life? The first memory I have of…

The benefits of donating non-cash assets

At the Christian Community Foundation, we are here to help you start on the path toward generous giving by developing a plan that is right for you and your family. Donor-advised funds are a great way to give strategically, and they can be funded in a number of…

How can you help others give?

When you do good for others, it makes you feel good! When we feel good about something, we like to share it with those around us. Leading others to do good will not only make us feel good but will help others feel good too. How can you…

Where to give in Memphis?

Memphis has a heart for giving – and we also have causes worth supporting. With so many asks coming in on a daily basis, and with a number of worthy organizations tugging at our heartstrings, it can be hard to land on which organization you want to support through…

How to cultivate a giving spirit when donations are auto-drafted

In this digitally run world where donations are often auto-drafted, it can be hard to remember why you started donating in the first place. With almost 54% of donors giving online, forming real-life relationships with the organizations you support can be more difficult. At times, it can feel…

What does generational giving look like?

When you take a look at the breakdown of givers, the numbers tell an interesting story. Baby Boomers make up 43% of givers, while Generation X makes up 20% and Millennials 11%. It seems clear that age correlates with generosity, and younger givers appear to be behind. Undoubtedly,…

Giving Beyond the Check

The average American’s wealth is comprised of only 7% cash. The other 93% is in stocks and non-cash assets such as real estate, business interests, personal property and precious metals. But most giving is done by cash and check – the smallest part of a givers net worth.…

Debt Among Christians + Americans

Overspending: 40% of church members say they overspend monthly; also, 40% of church members pay more than $2,000 a year in interest, not including their mortgage. Incomes Up, Giving Down: Incomes have gone up 9-10 times in the last 20 years while giving has gone down about 50%.…