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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Integrating Major and Planned Gifts

Memphis, TN • January 22-23, 2018

An Introduction to Planned Giving

Washington DC • March 22-23, 2018

Structuring Blended Gifts

Washington DC • April 4-5, 2018



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Sharpe Group on the Road

COO Barlow T. Mann will present “Developing Major Gifts Now and in the Future” in Chicago on November 8 for the Partners in Philanthropy Joint Day Program hosted by the Suburban Chicago Planned Giving Council and the West Suburban Philanthropic Network.

Aviva Shiff Boedecker, Senior Consultant, will present “Looking for Gifts in All the Right Places” at the monthly meeting for the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance in Livermore, California on November 9.

Managing Consultant Joe Chickey will present “Gift Planning: Accelerating the Traditional Bequest” on November 13 for the Charitable Gift Planners of Austin.

Sharpe Group Chief Consultant and Chairman Robert Sharpe will speak on November 16 at the luncheon, presenting “Introducing the ‘Gerntrophilanthroplutocracy,’” and will lead the breakout session “How Will the Baby Boomers Really Boom?” that afternoon at the Minnesota Planned Giving Council’s Annual Conference, “Philanthropy in Practice,” in St. Paul.

Integrating Major and Planned Gifts Seminar in Memphis, TN January 22-23, 2018

This seminar outlines practical ways to assist donors in making gifts that are most appropriate in light of their age, wealth and other factors, while meeting current, capital and endowment funding needs, along with how to interpret a donor’s clues to determine which giving option is the best fit for a major gift or a planned gift.

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Planning Your Year-End Fundraising

The last three months of the year are often a critical time for fundraising, and with tax reform on the horizon, this year may be one of the most important times for charitable gifts.

Encourage year-end giving with Sharpe Group's year-end giving tools.

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