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Debunking Legacy Myths

By David Sharken
Mentor & Legacy Program Director

  • "Planned giving hurts annual giving."
  • "Only wealthy people are planned giving prospects."
  • "We need money now and cannot possibly think about legacy giving."

Heard these myths before? There are plenty of myths about the field of planned giving - myths about organizational and personal approaches to legacy giving and about who makes the best legacy donor prospects.

In our latest article about Debunking Legacy Myths, we've listed thirty false legacy statements. You can choose to believe these and block yourself and your organization from tapping into tremendous future revenue. Or you can confront the myths, overcome the barriers and get to it!

Do these myths sound familiar? Want to hear the truth behind these legacy myths? Check out the webinar "Debunk the myths about Legacy and Planned Giving".


Legacy Resources Available Online

You've read David's article about Legacy Myths. You've signed up for next week's Webinar on the same topic to learn more about how you can overcome Legacy Myths. What next?

Head on over to the Legacy section of our Knowledge Center for TONS of helpful resources.


Chai Match Webinar Recording

Did you miss our live Webinar discussing the Chai Match program and tips for being successful? The recording is now available online. Our website also has all the details you need about Chai Match.

GIFT Update

The initial cohort of GIFT (Grinspoon Institute Fundraiser's Training) is nearing its completion - we've received great feedback from the work of Mentors Laurie Herrick and Jill Paul (and the support from Marcus Simon and Joe Ruotolo).

The second cohort has been postponed - we hope to reintegrate it into our program offerings sometime in the fall. Keep an eye out for news on the program in the coming months.

Our website has additional information about the GIFT program.


PJ Goes to Camp Update

New applications for PJ Goes to Camp continue to roll in! Applications for over 250 children have been received for summer 2011.

PJ Goes to Camp aims to help children of PJ Library families who wish to attend Jewish overnight camp for the first time

Kirstin Gadiel, the main administrator for the program, advises interested families to apply for PJ Goes to Camp grants as soon as possible, as they are given on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that funding is no longer available for campers who currently attend Jewish Day schools. Review this informative brochure or contact Kirstin at kirstin@hgf.org if you have any questions regarding this program.