I had the pleasure of going to a presentation yesterday as part of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation’s Philanthropic Advisor’s Forum. It’s a group of other professionals (estate planning attorneys, CPAs, financial planners, etc…) who deal with clients who give to charities. One speaker, Scott Hanson (from Hanson McClain Advisors), spoke about this new project that kicks off today. It’s called Give Local Now. There will be billboards, TV ads, radio spots, print ads, etc… about this and all aimed at getting people to keep their charitable donations LOCAL in the Sacramento, Placer, Yolo and El Dorado counties area. We saw some of the advertisements and they are first class productions!
The gist of it is that Sacramento, on average, gives less money than the rest of