In our last episode, we dispelled negative myths and exposed the far-from-ugly truth about reverse mortgages.  This week, Chris Askin, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Western Nevada, explains how this innovative nonprofit treats giving like an investment.

More than just a charity, the Foundation gives donors the opportunity to choose the kind of legacy they’d like to leave, start their own fund, and even receive a return.

One of the most frustrating plights with traditional giving is that you are completely in the dark about where your donation is going and how it is being used.  Chris’s Foundation takes a very different approach in which donors are treated more like trusted business partners: they can see exactly how their money is being used and how it impacts the recipients.

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In our last episode, we dispelled negative myths and exposed the far-from-ugly truth about reverse mortgages.  This week, Chris Askin, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Western Nevada, explains how this innovative nonprofit treats giving like an investment.

More than just a charity, the Foundation gives donors the opportunity to choose the kind of legacy they’d like to leave, start their own fund, and even receive a return.

One of the most frustrating plights with traditional giving is that you are completely in the dark about where your donation is going and how it is being used.  Chris’s Foundation takes a very different approach in which donors are treated more like trusted business partners: they can see exactly how their money is being used and how it impacts the recipients.

In this episode, you’ll learn things like:

  • How philanthropy can work as an investment AND fund a worthy project
  • Little-known ways the Foundation can help you create a lasting legacy
  • How to sustain your wealth through diverse giving
  • What the “zero tax formula” is and how it can provide a huge tax advantage, put money in your pocket, and create a positive impact
  • How a $20,000 contribution turned into a multimillion-dollar anti-bullying program that is helping over 65,000 elementary and middle school kids in over 50 Washoe County Schools

To learn more, check out the episode below.  To find out more about the Community Foundation of Western Nevada, visit www.NevadaFund.org.

In this episode, you’ll learn things like:

  • How philanthropy can work as an investment AND fund a worthy project
  • Little-known ways the Foundation can help you create a lasting legacy
  • How to sustain your wealth through diverse giving
  • What the “zero tax formula” is and how it can provide a huge tax advantage, put money in your pocket, and create a positive impact
  • How a $20,000 contribution turned into a multimillion-dollar anti-bullying program that is helping over 65,000 elementary and middle school kids in over 50 Washoe County Schools

To learn more, check out the episode below.  For more information about the Community Foundation of Western Nevada, visit www.NevadaFund.org.

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Chris Askin

Chris Askin

President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Western Nevada

Since 2000, Chris has been the executive leader of the Community Foundation of Western Nevada. He manages all aspects of the Foundation from grants management, board development, nonprofit governance and administration, nonprofit financial management, organizational development, strategic planning, retreat facilitation and program evaluation. Under Chris’s leadership, the foundation assets have grown from $576,000 in June 2000 to $93 million.  To learn more about the Community Foundation of Western Nevada, go to: www.NevadaFund.org

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