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Making the Most of Fourth Quarter Fundraising

Posted September 1st, 2013

The importance of year-end contributions is well documented in studies by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Charity Navigator, the Bank of America Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy and others. In fact, some surveys indicate that it is not unusual for charities to receive 40 percent or more of their annual contributions during the final six weeks of the year. The year-end …Read More

What Can Higher Education Survey Results Teach Us About Bequests?

Posted September 1st, 2013

In the July issue of Give & Take, we examined the rebound of charitable trusts and other deferred gifts to higher education revealed in the 2012 Voluntary Support of Education (VSE) report. Each year, the Council for Aid to Education (CAE) conducts this survey of educational institutions and provides an authoritative report of its findings. With approximately 1,000 institutions of …Read More

Unified Communication Plan Generates Gifts

Posted September 1st, 2013

Hugh Haskins is Director of Planned Giving at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. Founded in 1776, Hampden-Sydney is one of the oldest educational institutions in America and is one of only three remaining all-male colleges or universities in the country. Below, Mr. Haskins offers tips on working well with other fundraising departments, building strong relationships with donors and making the most …Read More

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