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Tips for Accepting Gifts of Real Estate

Posted March 1st, 2016

By John Jensen Having well-defined real estate gift acceptance policies in place can minimize many potential challenges and open the door for a valuable charitable gift. Here are some tips for creating a clear real estate gift acceptance policy. Establish minimum estimated net values, assuming the property will be sold. This quickly eliminates gifts too small to be worthwhile. Obtain …Read More

A Prescription for Gift Receipts

Posted March 1st, 2016

Are you following the Sharpe Group blog? We regularly post information in our blog that is helpful for gift planning, including up-to-date information affecting your organization. Sign up here to follow our blog. The following article is a blog post by Jon Tidd that first appeared on December 28, 2015 and was a follow-up to an earlier blog post, “When Is a …Read More

Help Your Donors Understand the Value of Noncash Gifts

Posted March 1st, 2016

Are your donors aware of the benefits of making noncash gifts? Many are surprised to learn that by making noncash gifts instead of cash they may be able to give more, maximize tax savings and possibly generate an income stream for themselves or loved ones. Sharpe has proven effective donor communication materials you can use to educate …Read More

Sharpe Group Announces New Team Member

Posted March 1st, 2016

Sharpe Group recently announced the arrival of Consulting Associate Katherine George. Katherine previously worked in development and alumni relations at her alma mater, Rhodes College. In addition, she brings to the Sharpe team the experience she gained working as a volunteer with a range of nonprofits, including the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art and A Space Gallery and SickKids Hospital, both in Toronto. As …Read More

Real Estate Gifts: For Boomers, It May Be the “Real” Thing

Posted March 1st, 2016

By Robert Sharpe Born in 1946, the oldest baby boomers are turning 70 this year. Through sheer numbers, boomers through the decades have made their mark on all aspects of finance, industry and popular culture. Now that they are entering the prime age for making major gifts, we should expect them to make an equally significant impact on the philanthropic landscape. …Read More

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