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Giving USA Figure Released

Posted July 1st, 2006

The Giving USA Foundation™ has just released Giving USA 2006, which presents data on contributions to nonprofit organizations in 2005. Formerly known as the AAFRC Trust for Philanthropy, the Giving USA Foundation found that total giving to charitable organizations and institutions was $260.28 billion for 2005. This figure represents a 6.1% increase over 2004 estimates. …Read More

Substantial Gift Proof that Relationship Management is Key

Posted July 1st, 2006

While on the surface this may seem like the story of a $93 million estate gift from a dedicated donor, Give & Take found that “the story behind the story” is how this significant gift was actually the culmination of 25 years of consistent contact and relationship-building. The gift A $93.3 million estate gift to …Read More

Now Plan for Year-End Success

Posted July 1st, 2006

Have you made plans to inform, educate, and motivate your donors about the benefits of making charitable gifts before December 31? Since the majority of gift income comes in the final months of the year, now is the perfect time to outline a strategy for the upcoming year-end giving season. Strategy #1 – Help donors …Read More

After the Bequest-Estate Administration Tips

Posted July 1st, 2006

Year after year, gifts by bequests have been a major source of funding for many charitable organizations and institutions. Because bequests are such a significant source of charitable gift income, there naturally has been much discussion in the gift planning community about how to encourage them. Less attention, however, has been devoted to what needs …Read More

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