During this 14th episode of the Simplifynance Podcast, host Rachel Stewart talks with Sage Roberts Foley, Executive Director of Baton Rouge Green, about getting started with philanthropic giving.
0:40 About Sage, her role and Baton Rouge Green - a 32-year old non-profit institution that works towards planting and sustaining the city’s urban forest.
1:35 Think of yourself as a philanthropist, and what that might mean.
2:36 Sage’s recommendations on getting started with giving
2:45 Membership programs and tax-deductible annual giving
3:23 Types of organizations to focus on
3:51 Guidestar is a great place to check out organization status
4:10 Keeping and/or request receipts
4:29 Green Up Red Stick – Friday, Nov 15th at Goodwood Library
5:02 Value of donations
6:03 If a 100% tax deduction is your goal
6:18 Considerations when itemizing vs standard deduction
6:50 Last tips: What are you passionate about?
7:43 Finding info on Green Up Red Stick – tickets & raffle
1. Anyone can be a philanthropist, regardless of wealth.
2. The tax-deductible portion of an event ticket is net of goods & services cost.
3. Research organizations and find one that speaks to you and things you enjoy and believe in personally
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