Giving in the News: Buffett Gives His Boots Away

We’ve been emphasizing non-cash giving as an alternative method of fundraising which allows supporters to tap into resources other than cash (especially when cash is tight). It appears Warren Buffett is doing just that.

Cash might not be tight for the billionaire, but it was announced yesterday that he gifted a pair of signed cowboy boots for an upcoming cancer fundraiser in Nebraska. There’s no telling how much money the boots will bring in for the fundraiser, but it underscores the concept that more non-profits are looking for creative ways to raise support. Signed footwear might not help the cause you care about, but there may be other items you have that would help. We have more on outside the box giving at

Besides signing the cowboy boots, Buffett also included the note, “I love beef.”

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