Archive for the ‘Strategy’ Category

CRA Contends Giving to U.S. Charity is a “Non-Charitable Purpose”

February 13th, 2012 by Blake Bromley, Bio

If a donor were to type “Give2Asia” into any internet search engine, she would quickly find information about many successful projects occurring on the ground throughout Asia supported by G2A. From disaster relief to social development and education, G2A has helped channel the philanthropic energies of the Asian Diaspora into many effective and impactful programs.

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Categories: Charity, Compliance, Law, Strategy

Jerusalem: seeking tourism amid corruption

April 22nd, 2010 by Blake Bromley, Bio

Jerusalem is looking to become more than a religious pilgrim’s destination, but that might be a tall order. I’ve been in meetings with the Jerusalem Tourism Manager as well as the founder of Jerusalem.com, who have told me that the city has three million tourist visits a year and wants to increase the number to ten million in ten years.

It’s possible, if done right, to increase tourism. But it’s hard to convince more than a very determined visitor to go to any area where there’s danger or corruption, regardless of the reality or benefits. Read more…

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Categories: Charity, Politics, Religion, Strategy

Donations: how you can do better than tax-free

September 11th, 2009 by Blake Bromley, Bio

For most of the past 15 years, I have taken great pride in the fact that I have provided tax and legal advice on donations amounting to over $100 million each year. None of those donations involved gifts to charity “tax shelter” schemes.

However, the goal in my planning for clients has been to best serve their interests in funding public benefit activities in innovative and tax efficient ways, and not simply to put big numbers on the board. Read more…

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Categories: Charity, Law, Media, Strategy