Vehicles/Instruments of planned giving

A Planned giving can be executed through one or more of the following vehicles/instruments – Outright Gifts The least complicated of all the vehicles of planned giving where the donor simply makes an outright payment though check, credit card, or any other means. The granter of the outright gift can avail income tax deductions but […]

Benefits of planned giving

Till just a few years back, planned giving was criticized by many nonprofit leaders. They felt that it was better spending resources on programs that yielded funds in the short run rather than spending time on raising resources through estate gift or other planned giving programs. These programs were also considered ‘too technical’ or cumbersome […]

How planned giving works ?

‘Planned giving’ (also called ‘gift planning’ or ‘deferred giving’) has caught the fancy of nonprofit fund raisers in recent years as a win win instrument for both the donors and the donee. However ‘Planned giving’ is a  vast and a complex subject and can be really intimidating for a new fund raisers. What follows is […]

Fundraising for nonprofits: the common methods

Nonprofit organizations employ different methods for raising funds for different purposes. However lets first stick to the most traditional and the most commonly used fund raising methods applied by nonprofit organizations in the United States. When drafting your nonprofit fund raising plan – be sure to include most of these time tested traditional methods of […]