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Five Tips for Fundraisers New to Gift Planning

Posted March 8th, 2017

by Aviva Shiff Boedecker Managing a quality gift planning effort that attracts and keeps donors can be more of an art than a science. Here are five tips for making a significant contribution to your organization’s success. 1. Start slowly and build carefully. Don’t feel compelled to do everything at once. Take time to prepare a …Read More

Noncash Contributions Exceed $50 Billion

Posted March 8th, 2017

By: Barlow Mann With the stock market at an all-time high, gifts of securities may be particularly attractive for some donors. According to the Summer 2016 IRS Statistics of Income Bulletin, the agency’s most recent report, individual taxpayers who itemized deductions reported $51.6 billion in noncash charitable contributions in 2013. This figure represented over 25 …Read More

High Capacity Donors

Posted March 8th, 2017

The latest U.S. Trust Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy report provides some interesting insights into the attributes and philanthropic practices of affluent Americans. This research is based on a survey of U.S. households with a net worth of $1 million or more (excluding the value of their primary residence) and/or annual household income of …Read More

Capturing Stories at Midwestern University

Posted March 8th, 2017

Robin Strachan is director of development at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois. A gift planner with more than 33 years of experience, Ms. Strachan has worked in executive and development capacities at institutions of higher education, healthcare and medical research. Here Ms. Strachan shares with Give & Take the techniques she has found most …Read More

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