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Planning for the Future

Posted December 1st, 2004

This month’s gift planner profile features Morgan Dodd, Director of Planned Giving at National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA). NPCA recently made a commitment to make planned giving one of its top fund-raising priorities. Here Mr. Dodd shares with Give & Take how NPCA is using planned giving to build an endowment for the future. Give …Read More

Planning Matters

Posted December 1st, 2004

In recent years, a growing number of charities have begun to offer charitable gift annuities to their donors. According to a survey conducted by the American Council on Gift Annuities, over one-half of the charities issuing gift annuities in 1999 had been doing so for fewer than 10 years and nearly one-third had started their …Read More

Philanthropy and the Next Four Years

Posted December 1st, 2004

Before the November 2 elections, national polls were too close to accurately predict who our next President would be. All Americans—individuals, corporations, and nonprofits alike—had to contemplate both possibilities and consider how a Bush or Kerry presidency would affect their particular interests. From a nonprofit’s point of view, either outcome might have presented new fund-raising …Read More

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