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Writing the Right Way to Donors

Posted October 1st, 2008

We have all seen a letter come across our desk with typos, bad grammar, misspelled words, punctuation errors, and sloppy printing. And, rightly or wrongly, we probably formed a negative opinion about the person who sent that letter. What are your own letters saying about you? Here are some factors you may want to consider …Read More

Appropriate Roles for Board and Volunteers

Posted October 1st, 2008

Effectively utilizing volunteers and board members in your gift planning program can be critical to the success of your efforts. However, the differing roles of volunteers and staff should be clearly stated to avoid confusion and to protect your organization’s relationship with key contributors. Early in my career with a large national health organization, I …Read More

Can You Pass the Bequest Test?

Posted October 1st, 2008

How much do you know about charitable bequests? Find out by taking this quiz about one of the most popular ways to make “gifts of a lifetime.” 1. Donors receive income tax benefits when they make a charitable bequest provision. ¤ True ¤ False FALSE. Because bequests are revocable until death, no income tax benefits …Read More

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