In the webinar “Charitable Planning with Art and Other Collectibles,” U.S. Trust’s Ramsay Slugg leads gift planners through the technical details. It’s important information to have on hand when you learn that a client or donor’s philanthropic goals could be accelerated by her valuable collection. What that collection means to her, and whether she really understands what it’s worth are part of the discovery process you’ll undertake as the gift is planned. This digest of facts and opinion offers starting points as you investigate an asset of passion.
Another study has confirmed Russell James’s finding that people are more motivated to make legacy gifts by stories that feature living donors. The online survey completed by 2,518 US adults, found that those who had read stories about living – as opposed to deceased – legators expressed an even greater interest in leaving a legacy. The participants all reported significantly greater interest in making a bequest gift than making a donation within the next three months after they read vignettes of donors’ life stories and their planned charitable bequests.