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Leaving It All Behind?

Posted June 1st, 2006

Suppose you have just started a new position—a new opportunity to raise funds for an organization you believe in, work with new colleagues you respect, and establish relationships with a new group of committed constituents. While this is an exciting moment for any development professional, it is also a critical time for both the organization …Read More

A Washington Update

Posted June 1st, 2006

The “Dirty Dozen” The IRS “2005 Dirty Dozen” list, a countdown of the most serious tax scams last year, includes one item of particular interest to gift planners. Number 9 on the list of tax scams is “Abuse of Charitable Organizations and Deductions.” This listing is in response to the increased use of tax-exempt organizations …Read More

Understanding the ‘Gift’ in ‘Annuity’

Posted June 1st, 2006

According to the American Council on Gift Annuities (ACGA), some 4,000 organizations and institutions now issue charitable gift annuities. Among the most popular gift planning tools, gift annuities offer donors an opportunity to make a gift of relatively modest amounts while retaining a fixed income for life. The ACGA periodically recommends payment rates, which most …Read More

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