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Gary Bukowski

Gary Bukowski

Associate VP of Development

They Removed Me from Their Legacy Society

Recently I was reading the Annual Donor Report for a local NPO I once worked for and to which I had made plans to leave a gift in my will.

To my amazement, as I read the donor report, I no longer saw my or my spouse’s names listed. No one had even contacted us about dropping our names from the list, which would have at least been a courtesy.

My future gift was going to be about people, not the administration … but not anymore.  This is a perfect example of how not to treat a donor — and it is a shame, not just because of the size of the legacy gift that will not be given now, but because of how it undermined our true wishes to do good!

By the Numbers

Consider the recruitment opportunities for your organization that these stats indicate:

  • About 63 million Americans (25% of the adult population) volunteer their time, talents, and energy to making a difference.
  • These people spend an average of 52 hours/year volunteering.
  • 72% of volunteers are involved with only one organization, while 18.3% are involved with two.

Random interesting stats presented monthly from various sources.