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Can You Spare a Million?

Posted March 1st, 2015

By Barlow Mann A new report examines the nature of million-dollar gifts. According to the latest information, gifts of $1 million or more seem to be experiencing a significant rebound. A recent study of $1 million+ gifts in the U.S. by global bank Coutts indicates the total of such gifts in 2013 was at its highest …Read More

Insight Into High Net Worth Donors

Posted March 1st, 2015

As the net worth of wealthier households increases, so does their giving potential. As the U.S. emerges from the Great Recession, some households are faring better than others. Stock and real estate values have climbed significantly, leading to relatively rapid wealth gains for those fortunate enough to own one or both investments. The Pew Research …Read More

Creative Ways to Integrate Marketing of Current and Future Gifts

Posted March 1st, 2015

Your development efforts don’t have to become a battle between encouraging immediate gifts and promoting gift plans that will be completed over time. With a little ingenuity, the two concepts can work together. Consider these options in marketing current and future gifts. Use planned giving inserts 
in gift receipts and donor acknowledgments. Your planned giving …Read More

How a Young University Approaches Planned Giving

Posted March 1st, 2015

Angela Dunn is associate director of planned giving at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. With its oldest alumni barely 70 years old, the university has had to look beyond graduates to reach its planned giving goals. The University of South Alabama (USA) just reached a milestone: In 2013, the university celebrated its 50th …Read More

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