Category Archives: charitable intent

How not to leave cash on the table

Margaret King has a suggestion for how to secure a gift without leaving “a wad of cash on the table when you walk out the door.” It’s two words: prospect research. “A few years ago, one of my clients requested rush … Continue reading

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Oregon congressman touts charitable rollover

Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer is co-sponsoring a bill that would expand and make permanent the IRA charitable rollover that helps donors make charitable gifts from their retirement assets. Conrad Teitell, volunteer counsel for the American Council on Gift Annuities, wrote … Continue reading

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Ideas for memorial giving

It’s spring, and a fundraiser’s fancy turns to…how donors can memorialize loved ones at Memorial Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and wedding anniversaries. Tony Martignetti has some great ideas on his blog. Tony writes: “Start thinking about your promotion of … Continue reading

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An argument for giving while living

This article from Saturday’s Wall Street Journal offers ideas on how donors can protect their legacies from straying from their original intent. One of the best is overseeing the distribution while you’re still alive or “giving while living.” By ADAM … Continue reading

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Make IRA charitable rollover permanent: It’s a win-win-win

Nonprofits may be interested to know that Congress is being urged to make permanent the expired charitable IRA rollover provision and expand it to include rollovers to life-income plans, such as charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts. Conrad Teitell … Continue reading

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Brain scans reveal what motivates charitable bequests

Research now shows that a donor’s sense of mortality and her own personal experiences help trigger charitable bequests. Consultant Michael Rosen blogged today about a Texas Tech University study of brain scans that found evidence of what motivates these charitable impulses. … Continue reading

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