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Building Strong Relationships with Donors Leads to Success

Posted February 1st, 2010

Sue Dishart is Director of Planned Giving at Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a leading guide dog school based in New York state that serves blind and visually impaired persons worldwide. As someone who entered the field of planned giving following experience in the corporate world, Ms. Dishart frequently draws on her background in business …Read More

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Promote Memorial Gifts

Posted February 1st, 2010

Memorial gifts are among the purest expressions of generosity. As Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Memorial Day, and numerous religious holidays draw nearer, now may be the perfect time to encourage memorial gifts and in so doing augment your funding in the months ahead. Share information As with most charitable giving opportunities, memorial and honor giving …Read More

A Brain, a Heart and Courage

Posted February 1st, 2010

As many readers know, 2009 marked the 70th anniversary of the 1939 epic film “The Wizard of Oz.” While watching the movie again recently I was reminded of the timelessness of its message—and its surprising applicability to those who work with donors considering large philanthropic commitments. On the road again On Dorothy’s journey to see …Read More

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