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October 22, 2014

Planned Giving = More Satisfaction in Giving

From the Chronicle of Philanthropy:

Most wealthy people give, but few of them are satisfied with what their philanthropy accomplishes, says a new report.

The report from UBS Wealth Management Americas, found 9 in 10 affluent people, say they donate to charity, yet only 20 percent consider their giving to be effective.

Sameer Aurora, head of client strategy at UBS Wealth Management Americas, said he was surprised people thought their giving made little difference. One reason for the problem he said: “People tend to give as they’re asked by friends and family, reacting to spur-of-the-moment requests at random.” Donors who are happier with their philanthropy, he says, tend to have plans in place.

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