Why Planned Giving? Why Now?
Planned gifts tend to be larger, on average, than outright gifts.
Take a look at your own data and evaluate this for yourself. You might be very surprised that you have received bequests without ever asking for them. Then ask yourself how many more you might have received from those who cared deeply about your organization throughout their lifetime, but were never asked for a legacy gift.
We are just recovering from one of the largest and longest economic downturns of our lifetimes and we all felt the ramifications in our nonprofit work and in our respective communities. If you commit to a planned giving program now and build your endowment when the economy is on the upswing, you will better be able to plan for the future and mitigate your risks through all economic cycles, so that you can continue to carry out your mission.
The Planned Giving Partnership with The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven