People either love plans so much that they never get past them, or hate plans and like to plunge right into whatever they are doing.
For nonprofits, planned giving means planning and moving beyond the planning and plunging into what has been planned. The result, then, is the giving.
Mike Patterson, a retired planned giving officer and freelance writer for Exempt, believes that nonprofit executives know more than they realize about planned giving, and that they can focus on a simple approach to planned giving that does not take them away from their other necessary responsibilities.
Patterson says that there are simple tools that can be used to launch a scaled-down planned giving initiative. They are:
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