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New Internet Study Yields Surprising Results

Posted June 1st, 2003

In April 2003, the Pew Charitable Foundation Internet and American Life Project released the results of its most recent national survey on Internet usage. The new report, “The Ever-Shifting Internet Population: A New Look at Internet Access and the Digital Divide,” reveals that over 40% of the adult population say they do not use the …Read More

Worth the Wait

Posted June 1st, 2003

This month’s Gift Planner Profile features David Comeaux, Director of Planned Giving at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. A 16-year veteran of development work, Mr. Comeaux shares with Give & Take his techniques for helping his donors fulfill their desire to give. Give & Take: What led you to a career in development? David …Read More

Planning Matters

Posted June 1st, 2003

A number of legislative, legal, and regulatory matters currently in the works may alter the way nonprofits raise funds. Here are some matters that may be most likely to affect your planned and major gift development efforts. Do you “CARE”? The issues addressed by the Charity Aid, Recovery, and Empowerment Act (CARE Act), approved by …Read More

“Making the Thank”

Posted June 1st, 2003

Recently I was reviewing the conference program for a national convention of development executives. There were at least five sessions related in some way to what the presenters referred to as “making the ask.” The presenters promised information on subjects such as preparing for the “ask,” timing the “ask,” deciding who should make the “ask,” …Read More

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