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Planned giving programs play an important role in charitable fundraising.
Planned giving is charitable giving that is deferred to sometime in the future (often at death) and is formally integrated into a person’s overall financial and estate planning. Planned giving methods range from straightforward bequests to more complex mechanisms such as charitable gift annuities, charitable trusts, and pooled income funds; many offer tax or other financial benefits to donors, and are therefore appealing to people who plan to make large gifts.
This guide provides links to resources to help nonprofits understand planned giving and operate successful planned giving programs. See the Planned Giving library topic at ConservationTools.org for these and other resources.
Many land trusts have planned giving programs. See the websites of the organizations listed below to get a sense of how different organizations structure and market their planned giving programs.
Nate Lotze compiled this guide.
The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association produced this guide with support from the William Penn Foundation, the Colcom Foundation, and the Community Conservation Partnerships Program, Environmental Stewardship Fund, under the administration of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation.
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