Archive for the ‘Philanthropy/Charitable Giving’ Category

One in Ten: Why Donors Don’t Tell Charities about Their Bequests

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Charitable sector data has consistently shown that only about one in ten bequest donors inform the charities during their lifetime that they have been named beneficiaries. While this ratio varies from charity to charity, it underscores a fascinating paradox. Bequest donors trust charities enough to make them often significant beneficiaries ...

Charitable bequests and stock market turmoil

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Tumbling stock markets always stir up anxieties. This is certainly true for charities that depend on donations, as well as for the donors who give to them. One type of donation that is remarkably unaffected by market roil is the bequest. Canada is experiencing a steady, long-term ...