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Analysis Paralysis Shouldn't Hinder Charity

March 25, 2014
In his March 21 article for the Portland Business Journal's annual "Estate & Charitable Planning Section," Jackson Lewis discusses strategies for charitable donors making substantial gifts. Sometimes donors can feel frustrated because the act of giving is put on hold to perform "due diligence" on unfamiliar charities. One solution to this "analysis paralysis" is for the donor to make a contribution to a donor advised fund at an existing public charity. Other strategies include charitable contribution in trust and private foundations.