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Articles on Solicitation

  1. Defensive Strategy for the Fiscal Cliff
    By January, Americans are likely to be facing what sailors call “headwinds.” Our clients know I am a sailor and today I want to call upon that experience write about “beating”—a sailboat cannot sail directly  |  Read More »
  2. Charitable Deduction Calculator Updated for 2012
    It can be said that donors save by receiving a charitable deduction for their gift, but have you ever leveraged this fact in your solicitations? You are visiting with a donor who has given your  |  Read More »
  3. Respect Your Donors’ Need For Information
    How often do people place their retirement funds in an investment instrument with no research? invest in a new business venture knowing nothing of the company? make any investment without discussing the expected rate of  |  Read More »
  4. 2012 Income Tax Planning
    As the stock markets have rebounded from the lows of the financial crisis, there is a strong potential for windfall gifts from executives who are seeing incredible benefits from the stock options they received after  |  Read More »
  5. Thinking beyond cash (KIM #9)
    The IRS has ruled privately that a donor can claim an income tax charitable deduction for the contribution of television broadcast licenses provided the donor properly substantiates them. Further ruled, the licenses are treated as  |  Read More »