Last week, I posted a bit about the counter-intuitive relationship of the economy and people’s generousity here in Maine.

Now planned giving guru Robert Sharpe’s April Newsletter comments on it from a much better researched perspective!

Here’s a bit:

With all the media attention on our turbulent economy in recent months, fund development executives may be feeling helpless, or worse—hopeless. But, when we examine giving data from periods of economic downturns in past years, the numbers reveal a much brighter situation for charitable giving.

To read the entire edition, go to Give and Take.

And if you haven’t availed yourself of learning from Robert Sharpe and his colleagues, you’re missing out. I’ve attended a couple seminars years ago and still find myself drawing on the information I learned.

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