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How Top Business Executives Make The Right Charitable Giving Decisions

Dan Rice, a nationally known expert on charitable giving, will direct a free workshop for area business owners, real estate developers and top executives, Monday, Nov. 26, from 3 to 5 p.m.

The workshop is free, but RSVPs are required.

Rice currently serves as senior philanthropic advisor for EMF broadcasting, the largest Christian music broadcaster in the world. EMF is the parent company of listener-supported K-Love Radio.

For more than 25 years, Rice has coached top executives on how to make the right philanthropic decisions. He has also served as a consultant to a variety of non-profit organizations, assisting with their fund raising efforts.

As a coach for philanthropists, he assists with estate planning and provides education about the tax advantages for various charitable gifts.

According to Giving USA, charitable gifts by Americans reached a record high in 2006, with donations totaling $295 billion.

The National Philanthropic Trust reports that the top 5 reasons people give are:

  1. Because they are asked or presented with a giving opportunity
  2. Because they feel compassion for those in need
  3. Because they personally believe in the cause
  4. Because they are affected by the cause
  5. Because they want to give back to the community

The Nov. 26 workshop should assist any top executive or business owner in determining the best ways to give to their favorite non-profit organization.

The workshop will provide insight into the various tax advantages of giving.

The two-hour presentation is sponsored by National Agents Alliance, an insurance marketing organization with more than 6,000 insurance agents throughout the U.S.

The event will be held at NAA?s national headquarters, 1214 Turrentine Street in Burlington. Andy Albright, NAA?s president and chief executive officer, will serve as host for the event. In addition to top executives from throughout the Triad, many of NAA?s top managers will also attend, including several from Texas and Ohio.

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