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.
Crowdfunding is a web-based fundraising technique that can generate many small donations in support of an endeavor.
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.
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.
For both donors and recipients, the donation of stock and other marketable securities can be more advantageous than a cash donation.
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.
A collection of links to resources that can help organizations large and small raise more money from their appeal letters.
In Pennsylvania, local governments are authorized to give money, land, and easements to land trusts.
Planned giving programs play an important role in charitable fundraising.
Can a gift to a charity be used as best judged by that charity? Or does it come with restrictions? Both the donor and donee need to be aware of the issues raised by restricting a gift of cash, land, or other property to a particular purpose rather than an organization’s general purposes.
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.