Kim Laughton is president of Schwab Charitable, based in San Francisco.
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4 Giving Strategies to Up Your Charitable Impact
Californians are very generous. They donate about 2 percent of their income to charity, which amounted to more than $26 billion in 2013, according to the Urban Institute’s analysis of data from the National Center for Charitable Statistics. If you plan to support your favorite causes this year, consider these simple, tax-smart strategies that help your charitable dollars have more impact.