General Fundraising

Bridge Loans for Conservation Purchases

Borrowing from Revolving Loan Funds

When an organization must close on a real estate transaction prior to securing all the necessary funds, borrowing will be necessary for the deal to proceed. Several organizations manage revolving loan funds that provide low and no interest, short-term financing specifically to facilitate land and easement purchases for conservation purposes.

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Nov 22, 2023
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Crowdfunding for Land Trusts

Crowdfunding is a web-based fundraising technique that can generate many small donations in support of an endeavor.

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Jun 18, 2020
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Donation Agreements

A donation agreement may be used to ensure that a donor’s promise can be relied upon, set the expectations of both donor and donee, and prevent misunderstandings.

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Mar 14, 2023
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Donation by Will

Options and Issues Regarding Gifts of Cash, Land, and Other Property

Donors who want to help a worthy charity but also need to ensure that they have sufficient assets to live comfortably until life's end may choose to make some gifts via their wills.

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Mar 14, 2023
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Donation of Stock and Other Securities

For both donors and recipients, the donation of stock and other marketable securities can be more advantageous than a cash donation.

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Oct 10, 2023
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Installment Agreement

The seller of real estate may finance the buyer’s purchase of a property. An installment agreement requires the buyer to pay the seller the purchase price in installments over time. Both the buyer and the seller may benefit from such an agreement. Payment amounts and timing can be structured in an infinite variety of ways and tailored to best meet the needs of both parties.

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Jan 09, 2024
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Optimizing Direct-Mail Fundraising Appeals

Letters, Envelopes, Follow-Up, and Digital Integration

A collection of links to resources that can help organizations large and small raise more money from their appeal letters.

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Nov 11, 2022
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Pennsylvania Local Governments May Support Land Trusts

In Pennsylvania, local governments are authorized to give money, land, and easements to land trusts.

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Aug 24, 2022
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Planned Giving

Planned giving programs play an important role in charitable fundraising.

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Nov 07, 2023
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Restricted Gifts

Considerations in Accepting, Managing, and Soliciting Gifts for a Specific Purpose

Charitable organizations should be aware of the issues that come with gifts of cash, land, or other property restricted to a particular purpose rather than an organization’s general purposes. They should understand the need for good communications with donors, be ready to handle the management challenges, and take care to avoid inadvertently imposing restrictions on gifts in their solicitations.

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Jan 12, 2024
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Seller Take Back Financing

When a seller wants to close a sale of real estate but the buyer is not yet in a position to fully fund the purchase, the parties can close the sale with the seller taking from the buyer a purchase money note and mortgage in lieu of an all-cash payment.

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Jan 04, 2024
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