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Archive for August, 2015

Posted August 24th, 2015

Dow Doubts???

By Barlow Mann Has the latest news about the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling created fear in your fundraising departments? (Read this USA Today article here.) Even though many popular stock market indexes are experiencing the first market correction of at least a 10-percent decline in 5-6 years since the financial crisis saw the Dow… read more

Posted August 17th, 2015

Gift Planning and Same-Sex Marriage

by Jon Tidd Twenty years ago, there were two groups of donors: marrieds and unmarrieds. Today there are two groups of donors: marrieds and unmarrieds. The difference is that today the number of potential married donors has been increased significantly by two recent Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage. The bottom line is that all the… read more

Posted August 10th, 2015

What Will Happen to Your Beloved Pet When You Die?

When hotelier Leona Helmsley died in 2007, she left $12 million to care for her dog. Michael Jackson left $1 million to provide for his chimp. Oprah Winfrey has reportedly set aside $30 million for her dogs. (Click here to see more stories about wealthy pets.) When wealth is set aside for pets in an… read more

Posted August 10th, 2015

IRA Charitable Rollover Extension Passed By Senate Finance Committee

You may have seen recent news about the Charitable IRA being passed by the Senate. It’s important to note that it has made it past the Senate Finance Committee only at this stage. It still has to go to the full Senate and then the House and then be signed into law. Don’t expect anything… read more

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