Donors make gifts. Nonprofits accept them. That’s simple enough.
Simple, except that it can be helpful for nonprofit leaders to understand the types of gifts donors are making, because there are several kinds, and they are not all simple when it comes to accepting, accounting for and utilizing them.
During the 2014 Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) International Conference, Eddie Thompson, founder and CEO of www.ceplan.com, said donors make five types of gifts to nonprofits, and he offered detailed information about each of them. They are:
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