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What Happened to the “Wealth Effect”?

Posted July 7th, 2017

A decade ago, fundraisers could count on economic prosperity and the accompanying “Wealth Effect” to have a positive impact on charitable giving. This phenomenon led to record giving levels in 2006 and 2007, as both real estate and stock markets reached record highs. U.S. household net worth hit $66.5 trillion in 2007 but fell 15 …Read More

When Giving Away a Favorite Stock Is the Smartest Thing to Do

Posted July 7th, 2017

Last month we examined charitable giving strategies for donors who are nervous about the current stock market valuations and concerned that the bull market may be overdue for a correction. But what about donors who believe that economic growth and business/consumer-friendly tax reform will continue to drive the stock market to new heights? You may …Read More

Treat Your Donors Like Family

Posted July 7th, 2017

By Nancy Jeffers One of the bedrock principles in gift planning is stewardship. I recently attended a gift planning conference in New York where I was reminded of the profound impact Sharpe Group has had over its 54-year history. The opening speaker at the conference has been a friend of ours for many years. When …Read More

What’s Up With Giving?

Posted July 7th, 2017

Several newly released reports provide information on the state of charitable giving in America. Two widely followed reports, Giving USA 2017: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2016 and 2016 Voluntary Support of Education, both reported record levels of charitable giving last year. A closer look reveals a few surprises. Giving USA Results …Read More

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