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Keep In Mind

A series of tips from the president of YoungAssociates; micro-sized nuggets to startle, energize, and boost your thinking in regard to development. Like a ship’s lookout, Keep In Mind helps organizations navigate rough waters by giving an early warning of obstacles as well as opportunities both in the channel and out.

  1. A Question of Opportunity Costs (KIM #4)
    Cold calling is too inefficient and time-consuming for me. I believe that realistically it could take up at least 60% of my time, so this campaign is focused on gifts from inside the family. Anon.  |  Read More »
  2. Donor Advised Funds (KIM #3)
    According to the National Philanthropic Trust, “donor advised funds are the fastest growing and most popular charitable giving vehicle.” Beginning in 2000, we began advising clients not to forget there were 17,213 donor advised funds  |  Read More »
  3. One Percent of Retirement Advice (KIM#2)
    It may not seem like much, but by increasing the inflation-adjusted draw rate from 4 to 5%, your donor will shorten the number of years their retirement funds will last. Typically, withdrawal rates above 4%  |  Read More »
  4. Impact of Economic Stimulus Among Retirees (KIM#1)
    Today, 50 million retirees will start receiving $250 payments from the government over the next few weeks as part of the economic stimulus bill passed in February. Let me save you time: that’s $12,500,000,000. We  |  Read More »