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Estate Planning
Laurence A. Pagnoni

Biden’s Tax Policy: What’s Ahead for Nonprofits?

By Laurence A. Pagnoni, MPA  The Biden administration has been making the case that to avoid paying the administration’s proposed additional taxes on high earners — an increase from 37% to 39.6% — wealthy Americans will give more to nonprofits. You can hear a detailed discussion about this on our recent webinar. Indeed, President Biden’s  plan to raise taxes  on high earners and the wealthy is likely to entice more

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Covid-19 Trends
Laurence A. Pagnoni

New Donor Giving Trends

By Laurence A. Pagnoni Fidelity Charitable conducted an initial survey of 3,055 charitable individuals in March 2020. They then conducted a subsequent survey in January 2021 to detect any shifts in donor attitudes and behaviors related to the COVID-19 pandemic and other events of 2020. You can read the full survey results here. There are more than a dozen takeaways, but here are the top four: A quarter of

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Gifts of Stock
Laurence A. Pagnoni

Are You Making The Most of a Booming Stock Market?

Are You Making the Most of a Booming Stock Market? By Laurence A. Pagnoni & Jay Frost The stock market has hit historic highs, and most of the gains have gone to a small number of extraordinarily wealthy and very philanthropic individuals. You can watch the full treatment of this critical subject on our recent webinar. There’s an extraordinary opportunity at hand. Is your fundraising adapting to capture it?

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Donor Communications
LAPA

Attention CEOs: Your Thought Leadership Can Boost Your Fundraising

By Peter Panepento, guest blogger, and long-time advocate for all nonprofits As the CEO, you write blogs, deliver speeches, and give media interviews because you believe it will help raise more revenue for your nonprofit. This is a worthy goal. Thought leadership content can be incredibly valuable in connecting with potential donors. I’d like to share with you my observations from my years in the field about creating thought

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Planned Giving
Tony Martignetti

The Big Winner in Biden’s Tax Proposal: Nonprofits With Planned Giving Programs

The Biden administration has been pitching the President’s new tax plan as a boon for nonprofits – since it is likely to inspire wealthy Americans to give more of their assets to charity to offset their tax bills. But perhaps the biggest benefit of the President’s plan would come to nonprofits that have extensive Planned Giving programs – especially those that offer vehicles that provide income to the donor.

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Candid
Laurence A. Pagnoni

Foundations Aren’t Much Interested in You

“America’s foundations are not particularly interested in receiving your proposal.” – Bradford K. Smith, President of Candid

Grateful for Brad Smith’s candor and leadership over the years, I rang him up for a chat. Initially, I wanted to know if what our grant officers suspected was in fact true—that most foundations do not welcome your proposals.

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