The Benefits of an Endowment

Endowments offer benefits to the nonprofit organization, to the donor, and the fundraiser. An excerpt from Diana Newman’s book Nonprofit Essentials, Building Endowment   To The Organization: There are advantages of a
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Definitions to keep in mind…

Several words and concepts need to be understood before delving more deeply into building endowments. Endowment An endowment is a broad term that is often used to describe the total
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Deferred Gifts with Income Benefits

Donors may make irrevocable gifts during their lifetimes in which they (or their chosen non-charitable beneficiaries) retain benefits during their lifetimes (or for a period of years) and the organization(s) receive the
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Tips & Techniques–for Planned (Deferred) Gifts

Sample language for gifts by bequest for endowment (1) I give to (the exact legal name of the organization) ___ percent of the residue of my estate, real or personal,
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Kinds of charitable gifts available to donors

Charitable gifts can be divided into three categories: (1) immediate or outright gifts, (2) deferred gifts, and (3) deferred gifts with income benefits. Although it is beyond the scope of
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Understanding Endowment

Endowments are hot topics these days. In nearly every issue, The Chronicle of Philanthropy describes multimillion-dollar gifts to the endowments of some of the largest and most powerful charitable organizations, especially
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Capital Campaign Fatigue – Real or Imaginary

“Enough. Enough already!” said the capital campaign donor when the performing arts center came back for the third campaign in less than five years. More and more nonprofit organizations are
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