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Gift Planners Share Their Keys to Success

Posted June 1st, 2002

In this month’s “Gift Planner Profile,” two experienced development officers from very different organizations, Russel Kost of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), and Kurt Struver of Happiness Is Camping, share with Give & Take what led them to the field of gift planning and what keeps them there. Russ Kost, Director of Gift …Read More

Planning Matters

Posted June 1st, 2002

At the 25th Conference on Gift Annuities held this spring in Seattle, Washington, the American Council on Gift Annuities announced its recommendation for rates to take effect July 1, 2002. While there were changes to the various assumptions underlying charitable gift annuity rates, the recommended rates remain basically unchanged. The ACGA board voted not to …Read More

Discovering the Major Donors Next Door

Posted June 1st, 2002

Most experienced fundraisers are familiar with the classic “funding pyramid,” which indicates that the majority of gift totals will typically come from a relatively small number of contributions. This tends to be true regardless of the scale of the fund development effort. It has also been well established that most charitable gifts each year come …Read More

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