This is a question I hear more and more when I’m out and about talking with different NYSARC Chapters. One reason that organizations create a Foundation is to separate the agency from the fundraising, and make a clear distinction with the accounting process. Another is that chapters realize they can create a separate, active fundraising Board [...]
I recently spoke at NYSARC’s Broome-Tioga Counties Chapter’s (ACHIEVE, Inc.) Annual Meeting. It was an emotional day for me because Binghamton (where ACHIEVE is located) was the birthplace of my aunt, to whom I dedicate much of my work with NYSARC. Aunt Evelyn had lived there briefly, before the seizures (epilepsy) and her imprisonment in a [...]
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Recently I was speaking to CFOs from nonprofit organizations that are part of a self-insurance group. I told them that the greatest transfer of wealth—nearly $41 trillion (yes, that’s TRILLION—with a “T”)—is happening now and for the next 40 years. It is time each and every one of these nonprofits learn about planned giving and [...]
A one-eyed, 74 year-old man sits at a dinner table with a glass of wine, a flickering candle, a loaf of bread, and a friendly visitor. It is a very cold winter evening in 1830 and the Revolutionary War, which bred the Declaration of Independence more than 50 years prior to this day, continues to [...]
Here is an absolutely beautiful picture: It comes to you with perfect timing. Yes, April 17 was our tax filing deadline this year, and for those of us who itemized taxes, it’s time to evaluate our charitable giving. If your charitable giving is less than 5-10% of your net income AND you have appreciated (meaning [...]
Recently I overheard Christine Sears (Madison Cortland ARC) discussing golf tournaments. She was comparing two different kinds of events—one, a day-time 18-hole tournament with all of the concomitant labors for the events person and the other, a 9-hole night-time tournament played with florescent golf balls. In addition to how striking it would be to play [...]