Partnering in Philanthropy

When times are good, it's easy for everyone to work well together. But when money gets tight? During the lengthy recessions of the early 1980s and mid-1970s, tensions sometimes developed between two camps: wealth advisors and fundraisers. Advisors would often counsel clients to reduce or postpone a larger gift, while those representing nonprofits were under more pressure than ever to complete gifts

When times are good, it's easy for everyone to work well together. But when money gets tight?

During the lengthy recessions of the early 1980s and mid-1970s, tensions sometimes developed between two camps: wealth advisors and fundraisers. Advisors would often counsel clients to reduce or postpone a larger gift, while those representing nonprofits were under more pressure than ever to complete gifts to make institutional ends meet. As a result, many gifts that could have been

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