Three Steps for Maximizing Year-End Gifts

The 2015 Giving Season is here and there are many worthy causes to contribute to! Building the Kingdom begins with intentional and intelligent giving. Following is a three-step checklist to help you maximize your holiday gifts:

1) Be specific: There are many worthy causes to support, meaning you can find an organization that is a wonderful match for your personal beliefs and goals. Visit WaterStone’s Kingdom Programs page and use our new search feature to find your favorite and new programs that match your charitable interests.

2) Leave the work to us: When considering a new nonprofit to support, it’s important to consider the organization’s:

  • financial health

  • accountability and transparency

  • effectiveness

When you choose to give to an organization listed on WaterStone’s Kingdom Programs page, you have the peace of mind that these programs meet the above criteria.

3) Give online: If you want to deduct your charitable contributions on your 2015 tax return, you have until December 31 to make your gifts. Online giving at WaterStone offers the luxury of last minute giving and the convenience of maintaining your giving records in one place, making your life easier at tax time.

For more tips on how to maximize your year-end giving, download our eBook, “Intelligent Giving: Maximize Your Gifts for God.”


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