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Good Times Are Coming

Posted June 1st, 2014

By Barlow Mann In good news for nonprofits, a number of critical economic, demographic and tax policy factors are converging to create what may be the best environment for fundraisers since 2007. Economy on the upswing. The Federal Reserve recently reported that household net worth in the United States is at an all-time high. The …Read More

Giving Pledge Marks Fourth Anniversary

Posted June 1st, 2014

Four years ago, billionaires Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates conceived the Giving Pledge, a plan to encourage philanthropy among the mega-wealthy. With members from 12 countries and 25 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, those embracing the Giving Pledge have rapidly grown in numbers and influence since its inception in 2010. Membership …Read More

ACGA 2013 Survey Results

Posted June 1st, 2014

By Lewis von Herrmann In its latest national Survey of Charitable Gift Annuities, the American Council on Gift Annuities (ACGA) explores the effect the Great Recession and the ongoing economic recovery have had on gift annuities. About the ACGA Survey. Those who manage many types of split-interest gifts, including charitable remainder trusts, lead trusts, and …Read More

Giving to Colleges and Universities Reaches Historic High

Posted June 1st, 2014

After reaching a previous record high in 2008, giving to colleges and universities fell sharply during the Great Recession. Five years later, giving has not only recovered but has reached its highest level to date. In its annual Voluntary Support of Education survey of colleges and universities, the Council for Aid to Education (CAE) found …Read More

Guess Who’s Turning 50?

Posted June 1st, 2014

Fifty years ago this year marked the year the last of the baby boomers were born and the first year of the Ford Mustang. Just like the iconic car, baby boomers aren’t slowing down anytime soon. A spectacular birthday party. How do you place a Ford Mustang on the observation deck of the Empire State …Read More

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