Kristine Remedios helps you strategize your giving
December is holiday giving season, when companies and Canadians join together with charities to help those in need.
Kristine Remedios, KPMG's Chief Inclusion and Social Impact Officer, leads the firm's national inclusion and diversity strategy which leverages the capabilities and collective impact of employees, clients, non-profits and charities to achieve positive social change.
"The holiday season is a crucial fundraising time for charities, when we see a spike in donations from Canadians and businesses," says Ms. Remedios. "It's a great time for companies to donate to causes their employees care about that are aligned with their business and purpose, whether in retail, professional services or any other sector."
"Philanthropy can be most effective when it's part of a well-planned, holistic strategy that delivers a measurable impact,'' Ms. Remedios states. "KPMG's approach is guided by three UN Sustainable Development Goals: Good Health and Well-Being; Quality Education; and Reduced Inequalities. Working with organizations that share these goals, our employees are able to harness their skills and resources to break down barriers and make a difference in their communities and at a national level."
During the busy countdown to the holidays, Ms. Remedios offers five practical tips to consider when giving to charities, regardless of the size of your donation:
December 31, 2019 also marks the deadline to claim a donation tax credit on your 2019 tax return. However you choose to make your donation – whether a cash donation or a gift of property – take advantage of tax incentives to help your gift go further. (See KPMG's TaxNewsFlash-Canada)
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