Client Profile | The Vision of the University of Freiburg, Germany

Client Profile | The Vision of the University of Freiburg, Germany European universities particularly in the United Kingdom, are awakening to the benefit of establishing US alumni associations to build networking connections, raise money, and increase the value of the degree. The fundraising implications are particularly impressive and were illustrated recently when the Tate Modern in London established the Tate Americas Foundation and raised millions (their 2015 IRS form 990 reports $21,847,964. in contributions). The University of Freiburg in the Black Forest of Germany [...]

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The New US Tax Law and the Impact on Charitable Giving

The New US Tax Law and the Impact on Charitable Giving There is a lot of speculation and worry about the effect of the new tax law on charitable giving in the US going forward. Some signs are bad: 30% of taxpayers itemize currently, which is forecast to drop to 10% under the new law. That’s 30 million fewer people in the US who will be eligible to deduct charitable gifts going forward. TheUrban-Brookings Tax Policy Center estimates that 82% of charitable donors deduct [...]

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Concierge Stewardship

Concierge Stewardship By Brian M. Sagrestano, J.D., CFRE, and Robert E. Wahlers, MS., CFRE The concierge at your favorite hotel can make your stay a memorable one, securing dinner reservations, obtaining tickets to a sporting event or show, booking a sightseeing excursion—all the special touches that keep you coming back. if you enjoy life’s finer things, the crossed Golden Keys (Les Clefs d’Or) awarded to top experienced and recommended concierges are a familiar and welcome sight. Philanthropists who make transformational gifts need [...]

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Are College Brands at Risk From Viral Social Media Attacks?

Are College Brands at Risk From Viral Social Media Attacks? This is an age where internet platforms empower people to project their disapproval globally with a simple keystroke. Online disapproval can turn quickly into public shaming. The cruelty of a mob mentality generates online investigations and the airing of personal details and potential motivation. In this hothouse setting the traditional voices of authority are shouted down and discredited. No expert can forecast the trigger of this kind of event or [...]

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