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Surprising News About Stocks and Other Non-Cash Gifts

Posted July 1st, 2008

There is an old fund-raising adage about raising money. As the story goes, a young fundraiser asked an old pro if he could share some “tricks of the trade.” The old-timer thought about the question for a minute and responded, “Find out what somebody has a lot of and ask them for some of it.” …Read More

Year-End Fact and Fallacies

Posted July 1st, 2008

Experienced fundraisers know how important the year-end giving season can be to their development efforts. Because the calendar year-end provides a natural deadline for donors to assess their financial situation for tax purposes, the number of regular and special gifts tends to increase during the final months of the year. Before the busy fall giving …Read More

Giving Hits Record Levels

Posted July 1st, 2008

Newly released Giving USA 2008 figures for calendar year 2007 indicate that total giving in the United States grew by 3.9% and reached an estimated $306.39 billion. This figure represents a new record for philanthropic giving, exceeding $300 billion for the first time in history despite what now appears to have been the beginning of …Read More

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