|Welcome to the Initiative Foundation's
Donor Resource Center!
When evaluating any charitable contribution, you should search your heart and research your investment. On this page, you will find a vast library of comprehensive, easy-to-understand information that allows you to maximize the financial and charitable impact of your gift.
You will find that are as many ways to give as there are generous people who wish to leave a legacy for their family, loved one or business. Through tax and financial advantages, as well as the lifetime fulfillment of giving back, donors are rewarded for their generosity.
The foundation is committed to helping every donor discover and achieve their own desired results. If you have any questions, comments or wish to schedule a personal consultation, please contact us today.
Until then, be sure to read our featured articles:
Putting Success in Succession
Too often, business owners assume their business will provide for them in retirement without considering how it will succeed without them. We've asked Dave Toeben of Insight Insurance Services to offer some insight and tips that will help demystify the process for local business owners. More
Gifts That Give Back
Over my 35-plus years as a trust and financial planner, I have observed many people wrestle with the question of financial independence. Some clients say, "I would like to leave something to charity, but I'm afraid I will need the income to support me." Couple this concern with the desire to leave some kind of inheritance to children, and there are very important and emotional decisions to make. More
Profiles of Generosity
Hundreds of families, corporations and individuals throughout central Minnesota have trusted the Initiative Foundation's donor services to help them make a difference in their communities. This summer, the foundation was the beneficiary of two major gifts from people with very different goals in mind but who saw the Initiative Foundation as the best way to achieve them. More
As an added service to Initiative Foundation donors and IQ readers, we asked Quinlivan & Hughes attorney and estate planning expert, Brad Hanson, to address some common curiosities about wills. More
Don't Miss Your Chance: Make Tax-Free Gifts From Your IRA Today!
If you are 70½ or older, the extended charitable IRA rollover legislation benefits you! While easy to accomplish, this tax-smart gift option enables you to jump-start your legacy and witness the benefits of your generosity to Initiative Foundation. Take a moment to review the questions and answers here to see if this arrangement is right for you. More
Historical Figures Say: The Butler Did It
Pick your executor or administrator carefully. He needs to be up to the job—and honest. More
Should Estate Planning Be Called Life Planning?
Guess what! If you have belongings, you have an estate. And without a plan, your estate could be subject to what the courts decide in case anything happens to you. More
Find a Gift That Works for You
You've always answered the call to help others, and now that you want to extend that support through gifts of treasure, where do you start? It's easiest to begin with what you know—your overall goals. Use this checklist to match your wishes with the right charitable path for you. More
A Donation That Pays You Back
Because you are one of our most valued donors, we are providing you with this educational message on how you can transform your support of Initiative Foundation into a reliable stream of income for the rest of your life. The appeal of fixed, dependable payments to you or someone you designate has inspired a number of our supporters to create this special type of donation. More