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It’s All About Endowment
By: Debra Ashton

“But Most Nonprofits Still Don’t Get It.” A statement like that certainly entitles a fundraiser to ask,  “Okay, what is it precisely I don’t understand?”

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In Other Words…
By: Viken Mikaelian

Again and again, Dr. Russell James found that formal and technical terms reduce the chances that a prospective donor will be interested in making a planned gift. And we’ve been saying that since 1998. Yet, many nonprofits still do not take the advice.

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Is Your Week Planned?
By: Viken Mikaelian

Average people hate Mondays, and refer to Wednesday as “hump day” and then “Thank God it’s Friday.” If you are a leader, you should enjoy it all. The average consciousness lives for the weekend.

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Who Said It Takes Time?
By: Viken Mikaelian

Planned gifts are not always deferred. Some provide immediate cash, some come in sooner than you think, and here are a few tips to accelerate them.

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How I Got Into Planned Giving
By: Viken Mikaelian

People often ask me about my life. What’s my background? Where’s my accent from? Where did I grow up? Where did you meet your wife? One of these days I’ll get around to answering all that… But the most common question I get is, “Viken, how did you get into planned giving?” Answer: By Accident.

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