Robin Young Featured on | How to ‘Pop the Question’ About Charitable Giving

"Research shows that people want their professional advisors to ask them about charitable giving. And sooner rather than later. The “U.S. Trust Study of the Philanthropic Conversation,” conducted in partnership with The Philanthropic Initiative, showed that virtually all high-net-worth people think this discussion should happen within the first several meetings with an advisor. A third think the topic of charitable giving should be raised in the very first meeting. Yet fewer than half feel their advisors are good at discussing personal or charitable goals with them.

Wondering how to start a conversation about charitable giving with your clients? Or looking to refresh it?

As part of an ongoing series, we’re asking some of New Hampshire’s most well-respected professional advisors how they “pop the question” about charitable giving.

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The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation (NHCF) is New Hampshire’s statewide community foundation, founded in 1962 by and for the people of New Hampshire.

Our mission is to strengthen communities and inspire greater giving by investing charitable assets for today and tomorrow, connecting donors with effective organizations, ideas and students, and leading and collaborating on important public issues.