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Will We Ride a Tax Reform Giving Rollercoaster?

Posted May 22nd, 2019

Recent IRS reports indicate tax law changes may have distorted giving for 2017 and 2018. In June 2018, Giving USA announced total giving of $410 billion for 2017, a new record and the first time in history Americans gave in excess of $400 billion. Outpacing the annual growth of the economy, wages and inflation, individual …Read More

Is Your Gift Planning Marketing Reaching the Right Donors?

Posted May 22nd, 2019

With more than 55 years working with nonprofits of all sizes and missions, SHARPE newkirk studies confirm your most likely prospects for planned gifts are from generations who still prefer print communications. According to Pew Research, as much as 1/3 of Americans age 65 and older are not home broadband users, and a large percentage …Read More

Philanthropy Puzzler: Gift of Property

Posted May 22nd, 2019

  The “Philanthropy Puzzler” features gift questions fundraisers may encounter in the field, followed by solutions from our panel of experts. If you would like to send us your own “puzzler,” please email us at with “Philanthropy Puzzler” in the subject line. Philanthropy Puzzler Karen and Dean would like to make a gift of …Read More

Celebrating a Milestone: A 50-Year Career in Philanthropy

Posted May 22nd, 2019

This summer, Americans will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic 1969 moon landing. That’s a milestone Cliff Lura has already reached at the American Heart Association, from which he’s retiring after more than a half century of service. Here Lura shares with Give & Take the insights he has gained through a life’s work …Read More

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