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Introducing Dorothy and Dennis Donor: UK Legacy Giving Trends

Posted August 10th, 2016

While The Wealth-X and Arton Capital Philanthropy Report 2015 (see “The Rich Are Different” in this issue) examines the demographics and habits of ultra high net worth donors, another recent report on the demographics and habits of bequest donors in the U.K. may be of interest to gift planners in the U.S. The new study by Smee & Ford, entitled …Read More

The Rich Are Different

Posted August 10th, 2016

by Barlow Mann There is a famous saying attributed to an exchange between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway: Fitzgerald supposedly remarked, “(The rich) are different from you and me.” Hemingway’s response: “Yes, they have more money.”* What do we really know about very wealthy donors? The Wealth-X and Arton Capital Philanthropy Report 2015 provides some useful insights into …Read More

8 Ways to Use Year-End Giving Communications to Encourage More and Larger Gifts

Posted August 10th, 2016

Most nonprofit organizations receive a majority of their gifts each year between the months of August and December. Since the latter months of the year are likely to be a critical time for a nonprofit’s overall financial health, it is important to make sure your current and potential donors understand the most effective ways to make their gifts as the end …Read More

Donor Recognition Society Case Study: The Church Health Center

Posted August 10th, 2016

Richard Kohrs has been the Development Specialist at the Church Health Center in Memphis, TN since 2008. The Church Health Center is a faith-based healthcare organization that seeks to help people care for their bodies and spirits, serving especially the uninsured and under-insured. It’s a mission Kohrs has strongly believed in since watching the Church Health Center grow from its very beginning. “I thought that …Read More

The Importance of Planned Gift Recognition Societies

Posted August 10th, 2016

Is your organization honoring those who have committed to an ultimate gift? Those who inform you of their gift commitments are a very special group. They have set themselves apart and are demonstrating to you that they want to be recognized for their gifts during their lifetime. This increased level of dedication may be the reason why studies have …Read More

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