Current Events and Client Cultural Values

We are living in a world where current events continue to present challenges for so many people. No doubt, your clients are relying on you more than ever to help them weather the storms of inflation, financial markets impacted by global unrest, and the looming potential of changes to tax laws.

As is so often the case during periods of volatility, philanthropy can be a calming force. In that regard, our team at YouthBridge Community Foundation is particularly interested in the latest research on the importance of meaningful relationships between advisors and their clients, and we strive to help you create those strong bonds of loyalty.

In particular, we are struck by the results of a study recently published in the Journal of Financial Planning, which illuminated the disconnect between how advisors perceive their effectiveness versus how their clients actually rate it. Related to charitable giving, for example, 68% of financial planners said they made an effort to gather information about their clients’ cultural values, but only 41% of clients agreed.

Philanthropy, and partnering with YouthBridge, can help you close that gap. Charitable giving is a natural and easy way to start a conversation with clients about their values and what’s important to them in their estate plans and financial plans beyond just dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s.

Contact us to learn more about offering philanthropy planning services to your clients.