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Need Some Volunteers?

Need Some Volunteers?

I suggest that you look in your donor data base. See if you can identify those seniors who have been consistent donors and have now reduced their annual giving. I have encountered donors in this situation, who concerned with their late in life financial situation, are...

A Post Pandemic Christmas

A Post Pandemic Christmas

I have some personal observations regarding the current state of affairs that surround me that might be helpful to you as you plan for 2022. Daily traffic, restaurants, travel, in person meetings, business interactions, personal savings, stock prices, and inflation...

Using Net Worth

Using Net Worth

Much of fundraising and gift planning is focused on gifts from income earned on the part of the donor. Given the increase in asset values during the past several decades, as well as the increase of those moving into the higher wealth categories, a renewed focus on...

Time Well Spent

Time Well Spent

One of the benefits of working in wealth management for 50 years has been the impact clients have made on the causes and organizations that they care about. Most have shared time, talents, and treasure resulting in improving the state of the world in various ways....

Social Capital

Social Capital

Social Capital is a term that may have different meanings for different people. A common definition is that it is a set of shared values that allows individuals to work together to effectively achieve a common purpose. In the context of financial planning, it has...

The Power of Planning

The Power of Planning

I have been fortunate to have enjoyed a 50 year career in wealth management. During the early years, it was necessary to stay motivated in the fact the benefits would be long term and that the results of our work would be realized in the future, much more than in the...

Giving in 2020

Giving in 2020

According to the Wall Street Journal, 2020 was a banner year for charitable giving. Much of this increase was Covid relief related as individuals found new and innovative ways to help. My experience with clients was similar as many saw a greater need and responded. I...

Can You Adapt?

Can You Adapt?

I believe that the challenge offered by 2020 has been the ability to adapt to a severely changing environment. I certainly don’t expect the world to stand still, but the events related to the pandemic was on few radar screens. I do recall that Bill Gates mentioned a...

Year End Giving

Year End Giving

It is the time of year that our mailboxes and email accounts receive a large number of requests from charities. Part of the motivation, no doubt, is that the clock is ticking with respect to current year tax deductions. Also, many charities receive the bulk of their...

What Good is Endowment?

What Good is Endowment?

I recently had a Zoom call with a client couple. He is a lawyer and she is the local head of a national non-profit. Our client calls typically start by out asking about health, the family, and career highlights. In this Covid era environment, updates in these areas...

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