As autumn marches toward winter, many of us are thinking about shifts – of seasons, of years, and perhaps of habits.
As part of the IONS community, we think constantly about shifting mindsets toward openness to new ideas and shared consciousness. But it’s just as important to think strategically about the material resources to get us there.
Strategic giving can benefit both your family and the IONS mission. Here are a few new habits that can stretch your impact even further:
- Become a monthly donor. Even what feels like a small gift can make a big impact over time, and your consistency helps us to plan for the future with confidence.
- Instead of selling stock to fund your end-of-year giving, donate stock directly to IONS. The money you would have paid in capital gains tax can instead go fully to the work you care about and the future we are envisioning together.
- If you’re over 70 1/2, you can give directly from your IRA. A gift from your account directly to IONS is completely tax-free and counts toward minimum distribution requirements.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions or to have a conversation about the smartest way to make an impact.
If you are considering a gift of stock, keep an eye out for more helpful information about Stock Monday, and mark your calendar for November 27th to join donors around the world in a day of generosity.