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Tips on Writing Letters to Donors

Posted July 1st, 1998

We have all seen a letter come across our desk with typos, bad grammar, misspelled words, punctuation errors, and sloppy printing. And, rightly or wrongly, we probably formed a negative opinion about the person who sent that letter. What are your own letters saying about you? Here are some factors you may want to consider …Read More

In The News…

Posted July 1st, 1998

Bequest intentions revealed in Michigan survey Researchers at Michigan State University recently studied the correlation between those persons who actually had a will and those who intended to make bequests to charity. While they found no direct trend between giving and income level, they did discover differences in particular age groups. While only 16% of …Read More

Giving USA Shows Bequest Giving Up Sharply in 1997

Posted July 1st, 1998

America’s charitable organizations and institutions received an estimated $12.63 billion from bequests in 1997, according to statistics compiled in Giving USA 1998. This figure shows that giving through bequests increased by 10% last year. If this pace continues, bequest giving will double in just seven years. Bequest giving in 1996 was reported at $11.48 billion …Read More

Taking Advantage of Summer

Posted July 1st, 1998

Summer is a relaxed season that often involves spending time with family, enjoying outdoor activities and perhaps a well-deserved vacation. While it seems every month of the year is full of activity, for many the summer months are generally a time of a slightly slower pace that may provide an opportunity to reflect on the …Read More

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