Helping America’s Nonprofits Achieve Their Missions

Since 1963, Sharpe Group has helped nonprofit organizations build and structure their planned giving programs with consulting services, training and a variety of communication materials designed to inform and motivate donors about smart gift planning opportunities. Our services include:

  • Consulting Tailored to Fit Your Needs
  • Donor-centered Newsletters, Websites, Booklets and Brochures
  • Staff Training and Seminars
  • Custom Graphic Design and Content Development | Print and Digital
  • Donor Data Enhancement Services
  • Planned Giving Program Audits

Sharpe knows that every organization is unique and will never try to sell you a one-size-fits-all approach. Every project begins with a conversation about your needs. Contact us today.

Give & Take Newsletter

Each month Give & Take tells you what works and why, what’s happening with tax legislation and offers updates on learning opportunities and services that can make...

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Consulting and Support

From gift planning program audits and assessments to strategic marketing plans and technical assistance to donor data enhancement, we’re here to help you achieve economic sustainability and fulfill your mission.

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Communications That Work

Simply put, we know what types of marketing communications will produce the best results for your donor base. Let our donor communication tools get the results that your organization needs...

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Structuring Blended Gifts (New offering!)

Memphis • January 24-25, 2017

Washington DC • April 18-19, 2017

An Introduction to Planned Giving

Chicago • March 23-24, 2017

Integrating Major and Planned Gifts

Chicago • June 29-30, 2017

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Sharpe Group on the Road

Sharpe Group representatives will be available at the CASE District III Annual Conference in Nashville, February 5-8, 2017, as well as the AFP International Fundraising Conference in San Francisco, April 30-May 2, 2017, where Sharpe Group Senior Consultant Aviva Shiff Boedecker will be presenting.

Structuring Blended Gifts Seminar in Memphis

This seminar explains how carefully structured combinations of current and deferred gifts can make it feasible for those facing multiple personal financial challenges to make gifts larger than they may have thought possible. In the days ahead, donors, nonprofits and advisers will increasingly turn to blended gifts to reap both current and future benefits. Make sure you’re informed so your organization doesn’t miss out on this growing trend.

January 24-25 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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As 2016 Ends, Plans for 2017 Are Beginning

Once the rush of year-end is over, it's time to thank donors for their support over the past year and start looking ahead to 2017. Start by taking stock of your gift planning communication materials. Then make a list of donors in 2016 and be sure to thank them. (See "Dos and Don'ts of Thanking Donors" in January 2016 Give & Take for tips on acknowledging donors.) While thanking them for their gifts, you can help them discover ways they can give more while meeting their own goals. Consider adding one of Sharpe's helpful publications, such as "Personal Financial Affairs Record," which will assist your donors in organizing their assets.

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