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Bridge Loans for Conservation Purchases

Borrowing from Revolving Loan Funds

Low and no interest, short-term loans are available to help nonprofit organizations complete land and easement purchases for conservation purposes.

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Sep 18, 2014
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Crowdfunding for Land Trusts

Crowdfunding is a web-based fundraising technique that can generate many small donations in support of an endeavor.

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Jun 18, 2020
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Donation Agreements

A donation agreement may be used to ensure that a donor’s promise can be relied upon, set the expectations of both donor and donee, and prevent misunderstandings.

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May 08, 2018
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Donation by Will

Options and Issues Regarding Gifts of Cash, Land, and Other Property

Donors who want to help a worthy charity but also need to ensure that they have sufficient assets to live comfortably until life's end may choose to make some gifts via their wills.

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Nov 03, 2017
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Donation of Stock and Other Securities

For both donors and donees, the donation of stock and other marketable securities can be more advantageous than a cash donation.

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May 14, 2018
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Installment Agreement

The seller of real estate may finance the buyer’s purchase of a property. An installment agreement requires the buyer to pay the seller the purchase price in installments over time. Both the buyer and the seller may benefit from such an agreement. Payment amounts and timing can be structured in an infinite variety of ways and tailored to best meet the needs of both parties.

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Nov 11, 2022
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Optimizing Direct-Mail Fundraising Appeals

Letters, Envelopes, Follow-Up, and Digital Integration

A collection of links to resources that can help organizations large and small raise more money from their appeal letters.

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Nov 11, 2022
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Pennsylvania Local Governments May Support Land Trusts

In Pennsylvania, local governments are authorized to give money, land, and easements to land trusts.

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Aug 24, 2022
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Planned Giving

Planned giving programs play an important role in charitable fundraising.

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Jun 04, 2019
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Restricted Gifts

Issues to Consider Before Making or Taking a Gift for a Specific Purpose

Can a gift to a charity be used as best judged by that charity? Or does it come with restrictions? Both the donor and donee need to be aware of the issues raised by restricting a gift of cash, land, or other property to a particular purpose rather than an organization’s general purposes.

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Oct 27, 2022
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Seller Take Back Financing

When a seller wants to close a sale of real estate but the buyer is not yet in a position to fully fund the purchase, the parties can close the sale with the seller taking from the buyer a purchase money note and mortgage in lieu of an all-cash payment.

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Jan 22, 2019
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