As a fundraising consultant, I am often asked questions regarding the financial development process. Many of these questions can be answered by going to the Jeffrey Byrne & Associates, Inc. website and clicking on News and Resources. This displays a list of hundreds of free downloadable articles written by professional fundraising consultants over the last ten years on a multitude of fundraising topics.
Earlier today as part of my professioinal development reading, I came across an article on Guidestar.com about legacy giving. It is an excellent article and even features a Legacy Giving Readiness Checklist. The article: Don’t Miss the Opportunity to Strengthen Your Organization through Legacy Giving
As I work with nonprofit organizations, there is increasing interest in addressing the planned giving arena. I found this to be a good article that outlines the process. Is your organization ready? Can planned giving help you deliver on your mission? Is your board ready to endorse legacy giving? What opportunities are there to promote a planned giving program? Do you have the time to focus on planned giving? This article will help you answer many of these questions.