Frequently Asked Questions About Giving
Please find a few of the most common questions professional advisors ask about charitable giving and Burlington Community Foundation.
For more information about giving, please contact Sandra Baker, Director, Development and Community Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905 639 0744 x223.
Q1: Why should I introduce the topic of giving to my client?
A1: Giving can benefit your client in many ways. Working with Burlington Community Foundation can demonstrate your knowledge of the community, help your client achieve their personal philanthropic goals and also be tax efficient. Read about the Top 10 Reasons for Discussing Philanthropy.
Q2: How do I introduce giving to my client?
A2: Learn about the situations that lead to discussing charitable giving. These Community Foundations of Canada materials can help you start the conversation with your client.
Q3: At what age does charitable giving make the most sense for my client?
A3: Giving can make sense at any age, not just during the retirement years. Discover comprehensive research, guidance and ideas from the Community Foundations of Canada to help you fit the needs of clients at any age.
Q4: What are some of the key facts and statistics on Canadian charitable giving?
A4: Based on a recent national survey, the Community Foundations of Canada provides detailed giving information in the Professional Advisors eResource. Discover the median value of charitable donations in 2007, how much donors are giving on average, and who is most likely to give.
Q5: Why do people donate to a Community Foundation?
A5: There are many reasons why a Community Foundation is a great choice for charitable giving. Read about the Top 10 Reasons why People Choose Community Foundations.
Q6: Why should I recommend giving through Burlington Community Foundation?
A6: We exist to serve the people of Burlington. We’re inspiring generous donors to build endowment funds that support vital community needs today and in the future. Established in 1999, we manage more than $7.2 million in assets, steward over 65 funds and have distributed more than $1.6 million in grants. Learn more about us.
Q7: How does Burlington Community Foundation invest donated funds?
A7: Discover more detailed information about our investing philosophy, best practices, investment partners and approach.
Q8: What type of funds can people create with Burlington Community Foundation?
A8: Donations can address a broad range of present and future community needs. Our experts work with donors to ensure gifts respond to Burlington’s most pressing needs by supporting health and social services, arts and culture, education, recreation and the environment. There are several fund types available to support local charitable needs.
Q9: What is Burlington Community Foundation’s mission, vision and values?
A9: Established in 1999, we collaborate with donors to build endowments, give grants and connect leadership. Read more detailed information about what we do.
Contact Sandra Baker, Director, Development and Community Engagement at email@example.com or 905 639 0744 x223 to learn more about how the Foundation can help you introduce a wide range of charitable giving options within our community to your clients.
Learn more about charitable giving with the Professional Advisors eResource. Developed by Community Foundations of Canada, this comprehensive resource can help you effectively communicate and deliver giving options to your clients.