October 7, 2012

Did you know? The richest donors are less likely to restrict their gifts. Research by Forbes magazine and Crédit Suisse finds that: 70% of donors with $1 – 5 million in investable assets prefer to give unrestricted gifts to charity. 45% of those with assets of $50-million or more feel they same way. 1/3 of those surveyed expected that a return on their philanthropic investment could take as long as 10 – 19 years. 44% expected returns in less than 10 years. Thanks to The Chronicle of Philanthropy for its reporting.

Have you seen the 2012 Stelter Donor Insight Report? Download the report What Makes Them Give? You’ll learn things like: The breakdown of current planned givers by age (21% are aged 40 – 49; 26% are aged 70%.) The best prospects for a planned gift (Age 40 – 49). Typical cash gift amounts (annual giving) before putting a planned gift in place (17% come from donors giving $200 – $499; 22% comes from people giving $1,000 – $4,999). Read the report!

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About Simone Joyaux

A consultant specializing in fund development, strategic planning, and board development, Simone P. Joyaux works with all types and sizes of nonprofits, speaks at conferences worldwide, and teaches in the graduate program for philanthropy at Saint Mary’s University, MN. Her books, Keep Your Donors and Strategic Fund Development, are standards in the field.

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