The Few

You may have seen this recent video on wealth inequality. It graphically shows how 40% of the nation’s financial assets are now owned by only 1% of the population. By contrast, the 80% of Americans with the least wealth control only 7% of the assets. Or, to put it...

Simple: Bequests

I ended my last blog post on a cliff-hanger, saying that I would reveal what the 99% of the nonprofits without a designated planned giving officer can do to bring in planned gifts. My first answer is to focus on bequests. My second answer is to focus on bequests. And...

The Big Deal About Planned Giving

For a small place, my home state of New Hampshire puts up some pretty impressive numbers. For example, we have 424 members in our state legislature, the fourth-largest English-speaking legislative body in the world, smaller only than the U.S. Congress and the...