Articles by Katherine Swank, J.D.
Year-End Planning for Legacy Gifts Starts NOW!
For the planned giving officer, it’s time to kick into high gear with marketing and gift-instruction reminders. Check out this list of ideas to get you started.
Get to Know the Bestow Community
I’m often asked by new and seasoned planned giving professionals alike, “What’s trending in planned giving?” The question is too [...]
Get to Know the Planned Giving Design Center
It’s well-known among planned giving professionals that the free-to-use Planned Giving Design Center (PGDC) is a first-stop resource to learn [...]
From Our Hearts to Yours
A few years ago, USNews.com called the prospect research, “the best-kept-secret” – one of nonprofit’s “hidden heroes.” Well, I didn’t [...]
The Teacher Learns a Lesson
Last week, I spoke at the monthly meeting of the San Antonio chapter of Partners for Philanthropic Planning. The topic: [...]
Raising Money with No Heavy Lifting!
I just read an attention-grabbing article extolling a new print service called Read Smart by Production Solutions and it piqued [...]
10 Guiding Principles for Any Ask: Part IV
The final three suggestions in Laura Fredrick’s book “The 10 Guiding Principles for Any Ask,” may be the most important. [...]
Words that Move Donors to Give
Words that evoke interpersonal involvement move donors to give, but according to a recent doctoral dissertation on fundraising language, the [...]