The Spotlight will shine on different categories of happenings in the field of asset-based philanthropy. Asset-based philanthropy extends beyond just planned gift vehicles and techniques. It is the heart and soul of high net worth charitable giving, no matter what form or structure the gift may take. As we hear of items of interest or read news items, we will post them here in a simple plain English discourse. At the outset we will cover these categories: The Business of Philanthropy, Planned Gift Fundraising, Nonprofit News and Tax, Managing Closed Gifts, Individuals and Families, and Advisors’ Corner.