What is Planned Giving?
Planned Giving is a systematic effort to identify and cultivate a person for the purpose of generating a major gift that integrates the prospect’s plans for lifetime or testamentary giving. A planned gift has tax implications and is often transmitted through a legal document, such as a Will or a Trust. http://www.loc.gov/philanthropy/planned.php
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel - http://www.actec.org/
ACTEC is a professional association of lawyers who are experienced in the preparation of wills and trusts; estate planning; probate procedure and administration of trusts and estates of decedents, minors and incompetents. Website contains FAQ's on estate planning, living wills, probate, and more.
American Council on Gift Annuities (ACGA) - http://www.acga-web.org/
A nonprofit organization formed for the purpose of providing educational and other services to American charities regarding gift annuities and other forms of planned gifts. Website contains state regulations, suggested annuity rates, and FAQs.
Leave A Legacy - http://www.leavealegacy.org/
The National campaign lead by the National Committee on Planned Giving to educate and encourage the public to include charitable donations in their estate planning.
Partnership for Philanthropic Planning - http://www.pppnet.org/
Website covers topics such as: Starting a Planned Giving Program, Valuation standards for Planned Gifts, Ethics and Standards, Government Regulations; and is a network organization for fundraising professionals.
Gift Law - http://www.giftlaw.com
GiftLaw is a free online eMarketing service used to educate and promote gift planning.
See an Example (March of Dimes): http://www.giftlaw.com/giftlaw.jsp?WebID=GL2002-0393
Planned Giving Resources - http://www.pgresources.com/
Information includes: State Regulations, State Contacts, Recent Law Changes, Gift Calculations, Information on Gift Annuity (policy & administration), NAIC model laws, and more!
For more information on Planned Giving try these books available at the Spencer Road Branch Library:
Barrett, Richard D. Planned Giving Essentials: a step by step guide to success.
-- NP 658.1522 Barrett
Dove, Kent. Conducting a Successful Major Gifts and Planned Giving Program.
-- NP 658.15224 Dove
Jordan, Ronald R. Planned Giving for Small Nonprofits.
-- NP 658.15224 Jordan
Jordan, Ronald R. Planned Giving: Management, Marketing, and the Law.
-- NP 658.153 Jordan
Jordan, Ronald R. Planned Giving Workbook.
-- NP 658.153 Jordan
Miree, Kathryn W. Professional advisors' guide to planned giving.
-- NPR 343.73 Miree
Sharpe, Robert F. Planned Giving Simplified: the gift, the giver, and the gift planner.
-- NP 658.15224 Sharpe
Planned giving : a board member's perspective.
-- NP 658.15224 Planned