Serving Those Who Serve Society

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 specific 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 help you enhance your gift planning program.

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Consulting and Support

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

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Help Your Donors Maximize Their Giving in 2019

Make sure your donors have the information they need to guide them through their many options when deciding what—and how much—to give in the coming year.

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Structuring Blended Gifts

Washington DC • June 5-6, 2019

An Introduction to Planned Giving

Chicago • July 15-16, 2019

Integrating Major and Planned Gifts

Washington DC • November 6-7, 2019

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SHARPE newkirk on the Road

Joe Chickey, Senior Vice President and Consulting Director, will be at the Carolinas Planned Giving Conference at Kanuga in Hendersonville, NC April 30-May 1, 2019.

SHARPE newkirk Chief Consultant, Robert Sharpe Jr.,  will be giving the keynote address, "Avoiding a 'Bust' Before the 'Boom'," for the PPGGNY Planned Giving Day on May 9 in New York. Nancy Jeffers, Senior Vice President and Senior Consultant will also be there in the SHARPE newkirk booth.

Aviva Shiff Boedecker, Senior Consultant, will present "What to Do When the Donor Dies" at the Northern California Planned Giving Council Conference on May 17 in San Francisco.

SHARPE newkirk Speakers Bureau

Since 1963, Sharpe Group has been a leader in the field of major gift planning. In addition to our popular seminar series, Sharpe consultants frequently speak to groups of all sizes and at national and professional conferences.

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Structuring Blended Gifts Seminar in Washington DC
June 5-6, 2019

This seminar is designed for those who are sensitive to the changing makeup of their major donor population or would like to offer their donors more attractive options than they thought possible. Chief development officers, senior management leaders, board members and those responsible for planned gifts, major gifts or both will benefit.

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Encourage Charitable IRA Gifts

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 ushered in several changes to our nation’s tax laws that may impact charitable giving. One of the things that remained untouched was the Charitable IRA (CIRA) provision. The CIRA is even more attractive in light of the tax act’s raising of the standard deduction reducing the number of individuals who can itemize.

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