On Monday, a devastating tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma, killing at least 24 people -- including nine children. The two-mile wide tornado left many displaced, injured, and desperate for immediate relief.
Through our Oklahoma Tornado Relief Fund, you can provide immediate physical and spiritual support to the hundreds of families and communities affected by this terrible disaster by:Fund-to-Fund ... read full post
by NCF staff | May 9, 2013 | Category: Resources | Tags: 2013, generosity, inspired, ministry, report
At NCF, it is our mission to help those who are inspired to give. And we are blessed to serve some of the most generous givers on the planet. Generosity is a way of life for so many in the NCF family. That's why we decided to ask some of our givers if they would be willing to share what inspires them to be generous in our ministry report this year. The responses were overwhelming. And as the inspiration ... read full post | 1 comments
At NCF, our work is dedicated to serving generous givers. And if there's one word that is synonymous with the idea of a generous giver, it's "mother." There's no doubt that the the world would be a lot less generous place without the love of the moms in our lives. So this Mother's Day, we'd like to honor and bless mothers everywhere with this special hearfelt video. We hope that you'll share it with all the moms in... read full post
Like a good family portrait, a well-developed Family Stewardship Philosophy captures a beautiful picture of what your family believes about the source and purpose of your wealth.
The process of developing your Philosophy involves clarifying your family’s knowledge and core beliefs about money, and expressing and examining them to bring them into alignment with the truth of ... read full post | 1 comments
During this Holy Week as we approach Resurrection Sunday, we'd like to offer you a special message of hope. The short video below, "What does it mean to you?" celebrates the gift of Jesus' ultimate sacrifice and the new life that He created for us. We pray that you'll share it with special friends who need to know the redeeming power of His resurrection. And we hope that you'll forward it to your friends, family, and... read full post | 1 comments
by NCF staff | March 4, 2013 | Category: Catalyst Fund | Tags: advisors, catalyst, fund, generosity, kingdom
This past year, we introduced the Generosity Catalyst Fund, a tool managed by NCF to make strategic investments in innovative projects and ministries that encourage generosity in others. If you support the Generosity Catalyst Fund, your gift is leveraged along with other gifts from NCF givers to support these organizations and projects.
In 2012, Generosity Catalyst Fund dollars supported the production of ... read full post
We've probably all heard that "it's more blessed to give than to receive." Well, now there's proof. The book Who Really Cares by academic Arthur C. Brooks cites several recent studies that seem to back up this notion. Brooks draws the conclusion that, "charitable people are more likely than uncharitable people to be happy, healthy and financially prosperous."
Aside from ... read full post
NCF's final 2012 financial numbers are in, and once again, the results are immeasurably more than we could ever ask or imagine.
Thanks to the faithful generosity of thousands of givers across the country, 2012 contributions to NCF grew more than 30% over 2011 for a total of over $870 million. And grants to charities increased by almost 20% for a total of $605 million.*
If you own a business, have you ever considered how you can get your employees more involved in giving? Or if you are an employee, maybe you'd like to inspire the leadership and fellow employees at your company to incorporate more generosity at work. Here's a story from one business leader (who wishes to remain anonymous) of how he orchestrated a corporate giving challenge among the 24 employees in his small business:... read full post | 2 comments
After weeks of political drama that played out in front of the country, the U.S. (somewhat) averted the so-called Fiscal Cliff after Congress passed a tax deal known as the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.
The following is a brief update on the likely impact of this Act on charitable giving, as we continue to monitor and actively pursue the protection of the charitable income tax deduction.