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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Year-End Fundraising Critical for 2018

Fundraisers know that the final three months of the year are the busiest for giving to charitable organizations. With some sources predicting a decline in charitable giving for 2018, this year-end season may be the most critical in recent memory.

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An Introduction to Planned Giving

Memphis, TN • January 14-15, 2019

Structuring Blended Gifts

Washington DC • June 5-6, 2019

Integrating Major and Planned Gifts

Washington, DC • November 6-7, 2018

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SHARPE newkirk on the Road

John Jensen and Senior Consultant Laura Knitt will be available at the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners Annual Conference October 17-19 in Las Vegas. SHARPE newkirk is pleased to sponsor the “Getting Oriented” Education Track.

Joe Chickey, Senior Vice President and Consulting Director, will present “Current Trends in Charitable Gift Planning and How Donors and Charities Can Take Advantage Today” at the International Catholic Stewardship Council Conference in Nashville October 28-30. He will be joined by Senior Consultant Andrew Shaffer.

Joe Chickey will also present “Current Trends in Charitable Gift Planning and How Donors and Charities Can Take Advantage Today” at the National Philanthropy Day of Middle Tennessee on November 8.

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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Integrating Major and Planned Gifts Seminar in Washington, DC
November 6-7, 2018

In this seminar, you’ll learn 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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Welcome Laura Knitt

A familiar face in the Chicago planned giving community, Laura Knitt, J.D., has joined SHARPE newkirk as Senior Consultant.

Laura brings valuable experience in donor stewardship, planned giving and major gifts, endowments and donor advised funds, real estate and securities, regulatory compliance and nonprofit governance.

She is happy to join the SHARPE newkirk team’s experienced consultants and technical experts in assisting nonprofit organizations with their gift
planning strategies, estate gift administration, writing and editorial work, staff training and program audits. Please join us in welcoming her.

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