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Good News for Givers in 2021

Posted January 29th, 2021

Congress recently passed the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act to help counter the immense ongoing challenges Americans are facing. The $900 billion plus relief bill is intended to aid individuals as well as businesses, while also encouraging charitable giving. To help communicate these changes to your donors, Sharpe Group has updated our 2020 …Read More

Philanthropy Puzzler: Gifts From Life Insurance Policies

Posted January 29th, 2021

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 info@SHARPEnet.com with “Philanthropy Puzzler” in the subject line. Philanthropy Puzzler When Harriet received her W-2, she was surprised to find a …Read More

Newsletters Are an Important Part of Stewarding Donors: A Conversation With IFAW’s Tamara Lane-Wilson

Posted January 29th, 2021

By Grant Miller Tamara Lane-Wilson is the gift planning manager at the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). She began her career at Sharpe Group, where she advised numerous charities on their planned gift marketing programs. Previously, Tamara has been on the board of directors at National Capital Gift Planning Council, where she also served …Read More

Navigating the Last Lap of the Journey

Posted January 29th, 2021

By Professor Christopher P. Woehrle, J.D., LL.M All of your diligence and creativity in making the case for support to a long-time supporter yields a “Yes!” Now, the last mile of the race is getting to “yes” a few more times!!! An advisor in the supporter’s planning council will be asked to greenlight the gift …Read More

Sharpe Insights : A Message From the CEO

Posted January 29th, 2021

Change is never easy, and the passing of time makes change more difficult. Our founder, Bob Sharpe Sr., began a newsletter 53 years ago titled Give & Take, which was mailed quarterly and later on a monthly basis to thousands of fundraising professionals. Beginning in 2021, we are changing the name to Sharpe Insights. (As …Read More

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