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Donations Up in 2011, Says NPC Survey

Posted July 1st, 2012

Four years of flat fundraising numbers later, giving is finally on the upswing, says an April report from the Nonprofit Research Collaborative. More than half of charitable organizations surveyed reported growth in charitable giving in 2011, with larger ones reporting greater gains. The survey included questions concerning planned gifts as part of a fundraising strategy …Read More

How Important Is Recognition Society

Posted July 1st, 2012

Editor’s Note: This article is adapted from a session of the popular Sharpe seminar, “An Introduction to Planned Giving.” Learn more about this and other Sharpe seminars on Page 6 or at sharpenet.com/seminars. Whether you call it a Heritage Society, Legacy Society or a name more tied to your history or mission, you most likely …Read More

Bequest Income Up 8.8 Percent Last Year – Other Gifts Grew Less Than 1 Percent

Posted July 1st, 2012

The recently released Giving USA report on levels of charitable giving in 2011 indicates that total giving after adjusting for inflation increased by $2.64 billion to $298 billion, a just under 1 percent increase over 2010. While this is the second consecutive year of increase, the 2011 overall giving level remained some 11.2 percent below …Read More

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