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Designated Endowment: How Much Should We Restrict the Future?

Posted October 1st, 2007

In recent years, America‚Äôs nonprofit community has concluded an unprecedented number of campaigns for outright gifts that have reached and surpassed ambitious goals for capital support. At the same time, many board members and other leaders in the philanthropic world have become aware of the importance of endowment. Through endowment that generates funds year after …Read More

$300 Billion for the Asking

Posted October 1st, 2007

The latest Giving USA report estimated that total giving in the United States reached an all-time record of $295 billion in 2006. Yet, when adjusted for inflation, giving actually declined in 2006. (See www.givingusa.org) Many veteran and novice fundraisers alike are anxious about what this may mean for 2007. Charitable giving in the U.S. should …Read More

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