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Posted August 24th, 2015

Dow Doubts???

By Barlow Mann Has the latest news about the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling created fear in your fundraising departments? (Read this USA Today article here.) Even though many popular stock market indexes are experiencing the first market correction of at least a 10-percent decline in 5-6 years since the financial crisis saw the Dow… read more

Posted August 17th, 2015

Gift Planning and Same-Sex Marriage

by Jon Tidd Twenty years ago, there were two groups of donors: marrieds and unmarrieds. Today there are two groups of donors: marrieds and unmarrieds. The difference is that today the number of potential married donors has been increased significantly by two recent Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage. The bottom line is that all the… read more

Posted April 9th, 2014

Trends in Planned Giving – ACGA Annual Conference Presentation By Robert F. Sharpe, Jr.

If you attended Robert F. Sharpe, Jr.’s opening symposium presentation titled Trends in Planned Giving at the ACGA Annual Conference on April 9, 2014, the presentation deck is available here for download. Symposium Summary We are now in the sixth year of fundraising in a time of unprecedented change in the funding environment. It is… read more

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