The Power of Legacy and Planned Gifts: How Nonprofits and Donors Work Together to Change the World

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 25, 2010 - Business & Economics - 300 pages
The Power of Legacy and Planned Gifts provides practical knowledge and tools nonprofits need to connect with loyal donors, resulting in a stream of future income that will sustain and advance their mission. Filled with illustrative real-world examples and cases, as well as worksheets to guide the reader, the book details a simple, multi-stage process for nonprofits to build a pipeline of future bequest income and offers donors perspective on making their gifts in a way that will best accomplish their goals.

Praise for The Power of Legacy and Planned Gifts

"Kevin Johnson has done a great job making clear the process and the implications of a bequest to a charity. A nonprofit's workers and its donors will be well served in reading this book."
Bill Gates, Sr., author, Showing Up for Life

"Regardless of the size, vintage, or mission of your organization, you can use this book. If this is the part of fundraising you have been avoiding, Kevin's sensible advice can get your team started and get results sooner than you think."
Joan Flanagan, fundraiser, Center for New Community, and author, Successful Fundraising

"Bequests are the key for small and medium-sized charities to survive and thrive. Kevin clearly shows how board and staff can easily develop the comfort and confidence to build effective relations with donors, and help them tell their stories and express their deepest values through bequests. Oh, that we all had this book years ago!"
Roger Ellison, vice president for planned giving, West Texas Rehabilitation Center Foundation

"Kevin's insights into donor motivation and the richness of our story have resulted in a substantial increase in planned gifts to our organization."
Karlene McCabe, executive director, Greenbelt Land Trust

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The endorsement of Bill Gates, Sr. at the top of the book's cover is enough for me to give it 5 stars. I was recently blessed to receive a few books for free covering the same subjects, "Fundraising for the Long Haul by Kim Klein and "Planned Giving Simplified" by Robert F. Sharpe, Sr.
From what I have perused to date, my recommendation is to approach this subject with open mind and divine trust. While it may seem that a steep learning curve has landed in my lap, I suspect that this shall be quite an interesting journey laying in wait before me.
Pegasus on Earth becomes Phoenix in the Heavens.
As above, so below.
Man, know thyself.
 

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Kevin Johnson, founder of Retriever Development Counsel, LLC, helps nonprofit leaders get the resources they need to succeed by providing campaign and project support, coaching, and training. With more than thirty years' experience, he has helped hundreds of nonprofits raise millions of dollars on behalf of a wide range of education, social, and conservation causes.

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