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National Gift Planning Survey Released

Posted February 1st, 2009

The American Council on Gift Annuities (ACGA) recently released the results of a survey of gift planning among charitable organizations in the United States. The ACGA conducted surveys in 1994, 1999, and 2004, focusing on the latest trends surrounding charitable gift annuities. The 2008 study represented an attempt to broaden the scope of previous ACGA …Read More

Charitable Trusts, Leading the Way

Posted February 1st, 2009

It may come as a surprise to many gift planners, but charitable lead trusts have proven to be the fastest growing type of charitable trust in the new millennium. According to IRS figures, the number of charitable lead trusts increased almost 40% between 2001 and 2007. It’s likely that the combination of depressed asset values …Read More

Why Not Cut Planned Giving?

Posted February 1st, 2009

As the new year unfolds and the fund-raising efforts of 2008 are tallied, we see mixed results. Some are up, some are down, and some are flat. But one thing is certain—2009 will not be business as usual. History indicates giving in America tends to hold relatively steady during recessionary periods, and may not decline …Read More

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