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How Will Your Year End?

Posted October 1st, 2004

Even though the environment in which we raise funds still contains much uncertainty, 2004 is shaping up to be one of the strongest years ever for philanthropy in America. See page 1 for more information on current trends. After several challenging years, charitable giving is reported to have topped $240 billion in 2003—and there are …Read More

Planning Matters

Posted October 1st, 2004

Editor’s note: This month Give & Take asked Jonathan Tidd, a noted attorney who specializes in advising nonprofits on legal matters related to charitable gifts, to comment on common legal and ethical issues that can arise when charities are asked to help donors in completing their gifts. Ethics and charitable giving: It’s like trying to …Read More

Improving Economy Brings Increased Optimism

Posted October 1st, 2004

Fundraisers have long known that the health of the economy can have a direct impact on charitable giving. Now, thanks in large part to the economic recovery that began in the latter part of 2003, fund raising is reportedly on the upswing as the number of large gifts, the ranks of the superwealthy, and the …Read More

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