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Flexible FLIP Unitrust

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Donors contribute "hard-to-sell" real estate to a FLIP Unitrust to avoid capital gain taxes on the sale, obtain a current income tax charitable deduction, minimize income for several years, and retain the flexibility to create a steady stream of income during retirement.

Philanthropic Planning with Life Insurance

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

This article covers best practices for an insurance gift program. What works, what doesn't, and what about those "creative" techniques? Marketing, administration, and stewardship are addressed. Learn ways to ensure your organization rides the waves of a productive and well‐run insurance program without drowning in the process.

New Life for an Old Insurance Policy (Part II)

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Donors transfer a life insurance policy to a charitable remainder unitrust and avoid income tax on the surrender of the policy. They are also able to obtain a current income tax charitable deduction, increase their retirement cash flow, and create a lasting legacy to support the treatment of brain tumors.

An Insider's Guide to an Effective Charitable Gift Annuity Program

Friday, October 15, 2010

An efficient and well‐marketed CGA program will lead to more satisfied donors and more dollars for your organization. This article provides specific steps that a large or small organization can take to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of its CGA program. Topics addressed include: getting support from a board of directors, gift administration and accounting, choosing and working with a service provider, compliance, marketing, data collection, and staff training.