Planned giving is the process of donating to a charitable organization beyond one’s lifetime through financial vehicles like wills, trusts, and life insurance policies. By incorporating philanthropy into our financial planning, we can ensure that our assets are used to support causes that are important to us and ensure that we’re making a difference in the world long after we’re gone.
Every year, millions of people donate cash and gifts in kind (i.e. goods and services) to their favorite nonprofit organizations (NPOs) and charities. These tangible gifts are most definitely appreciated by the receiving organizations. However, if you ever found yourself wishing you could do more as a donor, assets like life insurance are a convenient type of donation that can make a profound impact on a cause you care about.