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August 20, 2007

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Gayle

Phil,

Thanks for the contribution Carnival. You are first in ride for the Ferris Wheel.

Ten times the impact? Hmmm, you may just have inspire me to update my skill set and shift the focus of my work over the next decade.

Peace,
Gayle
Fundraising for Nonprofits
gayleroberts.com/blog/

Phil

I made that up, but was thinking that ordinarily people give, what - 3-10 percent at death? That could easily be 30-50% for wealthy committed donors who get proper planning. ("What if we could show you how to take the 30-50% that is currently slated to go in estate taxes and have it go to charity instead?" That is come on for "zero estate tax planning." The appeal is crude if just tax driven, but the same thinking coupled with a passionate appeal for the cause, could take a giver from 3 to 30% at death with no real sense of loss for herself or her family.)

Arlene Spencer

Phil,
Wow! You made me stop and re-read a few lines. Terribly interesting suggestion. You've given me food for thought. I'll be back to read again.

My thoughts about the future of fundraising are: http://thegrantplant.blogspot.com/2007/08/predicting-future-of-fundraising-were.html

Keep writing! Best, Arlene

Phil

Thanks, Arlene, blogged your site.

Christopher Scott

Phil,
Thanks so much for this great insight. Check out my response to the fundraising carnival at www.christopherscottblog.typepad.com

Phil

Blogged your site.

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