We Don’t Like this Notice
All of our materials are copyrighted. Licensing is issued for use by a single organization (unless stipulated otherwise). In addition, each product has its own licensing period.
Unfortunately, some people abuse our trust, making this page — and this list of rules — necessary.
- You may not copy our content without obtaining a license from PlannedGiving.Com. This applies, but not limited to, samples we may send out for your review, purchased products, pocket guides, planned giving websites, brochures, direct mail pieces, solicitation letters, webinars, client hours.
- You may not use our materials beyond your licensing period.
- You may not give our materials to anyone else — they are for use only by the nonprofit to which they’re licensed.
- You may not utilize our materials with you if you change jobs. Their use does not carry over.
- You may not give your login information to anyone else.
We Make a Living on Our Content
Copy/content, graphics, interactive tools, tax information — all of our materials carry an expense in their production, and are made available to clients who pay royalties. Royalty rights are considered to be assets (a form of a planned gift, in fact). Therefore, in addition to violating copyright laws, copying our materials is also considered theft.
Whether you are a nonprofit or another vendor, know that we’ve started taking extreme measures to prevent this from happening. Please do not copy our content — you don’t want the legal hassle, and neither do we. The savings you realize by stealing will be more than negated by the fines and legal fees you incur.
Our Enforcement Protocol
We use robots to search our content to reveal unauthorized usage and then take appropriate action.
We take our content seriously.
Examples of Assets
Below are two samples of our assets and what it costs to create them from scratch. Do not let these numbers be your liability figures.
Taking your hours into account, an average planned giving website will cost you around $120,000. Here are complete details. In summary:
- You’ll need a professional graphic designer/illustrator for all gift diagrams
- Writing, editing, reviewing pages and pages of content. Then having staff members do it. This includes:
- Gift descriptions (about 15)
- Benefits charts
- Donor profiles for each gift
- Countless of hours of IT work developing interactive tools
- Programmers and actuarial specialists to create the calculators
- Logistics, SEO and more
Brian Sagrestano, Esq., Viken Mikaelian, Camilyn Leone, Esq., Jim Pierson and various support staff (designers; branding experts) have spent over 2000 hours on this resourceful product. There’s a value for their time, as well as a value for their expertise.
Here’s an informative article if you plan to develop these tools in-house.