Culture Quiz: The Importance of Storytelling

Posted by Barbara Yeager on Sep 29, 2016 1:55:38 PM

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.

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Topics: NCPP, Research, Charitable giving, Philanthrophy

In Memoriam: Russ Howes 1949-2016

Posted by Craig C. Wruck on Sep 7, 2016 11:47:20 AM

Russell Norman Howes, age 66, of Wisconsin, died on August 31, 2016. Russ was preceded in death by his parents and brother Robert. He is survived by his wife, Sue Howes, his brother, Randy (Colleen) Howes, sisters-in-law Janet Howes and Marilyn Kelley, nephews Dustin, Brandon (Erin), Jason (Shannon), Cory (Anna), grand-niece Madeline and grand-nephew Henry.

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Topics: Leadership, News, Obituaries

[PPP Rebrand] Changing More than Just a Name- Creating Your Professional Home

Posted by National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on Jul 27, 2016 7:30:00 AM

It seems like a year since I wrote my last blog about “What We’ve Learned from Our Members”, but in reality it’s only been a few months. I guess it’s because from then until now, our rebrand has progressed at a rapid speed.

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Topics: Rebrand

PPP Summer Advocacy Campaign 2016

Posted by National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on Jul 7, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Since 2006 the IRA Charitable Rollover has allowed generous, older Americans to donate millions of dollars from their Individual Retirement Accounts directly to America’s charities – and the populations they serve – during a time when traditional charitable contributions were on the decline or remained flat.  The IRA Rollover has generated an enormous amount of new charitable giving to thousands of nonprofits that work every day to enrich lives and strengthen communities across the country.  Given the great success of the IRA Rollover, and the extent to which the charitable sector and donors alike have come to rely on this critical giving incentive, PPP was proud to lead the fight in Congress to make the IRA Rollover a permanent part of the tax code at the end of 2015.  And with this permanent, albeit limited, IRA Rollover firmly in place now is the time to push for an expanded provision.

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Topics: Advocacy, News, Charitable giving, Philanthrophy

Nonprofit Research Collaborative Tracks Upward Trend in Bequests

Posted by National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on Jun 22, 2016 2:58:51 PM

The most recent Nonprofit Research Collaborative report suggests overall health and a largely positive outlook for planned giving activities and income. The report of fundraising results through the end of 2015 also looks back through data collected since 2005. In 2015, 58% of 760 responding organizations reported increased planned gift receipts, the highest in the decade of trends being surveyed.

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Topics: philanthropy, planned giving, General, Research, trends, bequests, Charitable giving, charitable planning, planned gift

The Results Are In: A New Name for PPP

Posted by National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on Jun 1, 2016 2:30:12 PM

Over the past several months we have been talking a lot about shifting the strategic direction of the organization and addressing a rebrand, a new website and even a new name to support those changes now underway.

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Topics: philanthropy, planned giving, General, Rebrand, Research, Technology