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How Will Baby Boomers Boom? Part II

Posted July 1st, 2005

The May issue of Give & Take addressed the question of when Baby Boomers can be expected to more fully embrace philanthropy and whether they can replace the extraordinary generosity of the Greatest Generation. The answer to this question has huge implications, as approximately 70 million persons will reach the age of 65 over the …Read More

Planning Matters

Posted July 1st, 2005

Most fundraisers know how important the critical year-end giving season can be to their fund development efforts. The calendar year-end provides a natural deadline for tax and other purposes that leads many to routinely assess their financial condition. As a result, the number of regular and special gifts tends to increase during the final three …Read More

Giving USA Figures Reveal Recovery

Posted July 1st, 2005

The American Association of Fundraising Counsel (AAFRC) Trust for Philanthropy has just released Giving USA 2005, which tracks charitable giving by Americans in 2004. According to the report, total giving in 2004 is estimated at $248.52 billion. This figure represents a 5% increase over 2003 figures, the largest jump since charitable giving reached its previous …Read More

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