I’ll never forget the time I stepped down from a junior board position. It was a difficult decision because I supported the charity’s mission. Yet fundraising wasn’t my area of genius, and my time was better spent with family. Have you ever stepped away from a meaningful cause, instead opting to financially support their mission?

Below are five ways to maximize your financial charitable contributions.

  1. Make non-cash gifts (including stock) part of your giving plan.
  2. Create impact with your contributions.
  3. Open a donor-advised fund.
  4. Carefully contemplate timing.
  5. Stack deductions in one tax year.

Read the full article about how to maximize your charitable giving by Deborah Meyer at Kiplinger.