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From the Field: Lessons from KETRA

Posted February 1st, 2006

The last half of 2005 saw an unprecedented outpouring of support for victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Thousands of Americans responded swiftly to these disasters by giving to aid organizations and other charities involved in the recovery efforts. In the weeks that followed, Congress was concerned that many organizations could experience reduced giving—as had …Read More

Kick-Start Your Memorial Program

Posted February 1st, 2006

Spring is rapidly approaching. While this season will bring thoughts of blooming flowers and warmer weather to most people, for gift planners spring marks the beginning of the important memorial giving season. As Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Memorial Day, and numerous religious holidays draw closer, now may be the perfect time to kick-start your memorial giving …Read More

Are You Near, Dear and Clear?

Posted February 1st, 2006

Motivation is a critical element in the charitable giving process. You can identify suspects and prospects, but what finally motivates an individual to make a particular gift? During the post-Katrina giving period some charities have reportedly experienced a boost in giving while others have faltered. A similar pattern was observed during the fall of 2001 …Read More

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