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Having Gift Acceptance Policies in Place Now Can Prevent Headaches in the Future

Posted March 1st, 2014

By: Aviva Boedecker > One of your major donors wants to make a gift of real estate. It’s December 14, and the transfer must be completed before the end of the year. > A member of your Legacy Society wants to donate a dozen paintings by her late husband. > A board member wants to give …Read More

Veteran Fundraiser Shares Insights

Posted March 1st, 2014

Lindsay Lapole is Chairman of the Board of the American Council on Gift Annuities (ACGA). In addition to his work with the ACGA, Mr. Lapole recently retired from a nearly 35-year career in planned giving with The Salvation Army. Here he shares with Give & Take some of the effective techniques and valuable insights gained over the …Read More

The Importance of Saying Thank You

Posted March 1st, 2014

A well-organized gift acknowledgment program can help in the process of forming a foundation for special relationships with donors that in turn may lead to more frequent and increased giving. This is especially true during a time of economic recovery, when donors may be experiencing renewed philanthropic interest. With that in mind, let’s examine some …Read More

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