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Is the Third Time the Charm?

Posted January 1st, 2005

When you receive a request for a gift annuity proposal or other information from someone who has requested the same information one or even two times before but has yet to make a gift, what is your initial reaction? Are you skeptical? Do you wonder if it is worth your time and effort to create …Read More

Planning Matters

Posted January 1st, 2005

Most gift planners are very aware of the importance of charitable bequests, yet even the most experienced fundraisers often have misconceptions or questions about bequests. Are bequests the simplest or most complicated planned gift? Can charitable gifts by wills be encouraged or influenced in a significant way? What can be expected from the great wealth …Read More

Where the Generous Are

Posted January 1st, 2005

The Catalogue for Philanthropy recently released its annual report on charitable giving in the United States. Unlike studies that focus primarily on the dollar amount donated to America’s nonprofits, the “Generosity Index” evaluates how much people give in relation to how much they have. Based in Boston, the Catalogue for Philanthropy began its Generosity Index …Read More

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