Thanks to a little help from our friends at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, we’ve distilled over a decade (2000-2011) of bequests into 21 easy-to-read charts, and put them alongside 20 pages worth of analysis from planned giving experts.
Whether or not people truly “give where they live”
The number of bequests being left and their average value
The average income of bequest donors (you might be surprised!)
How they’re being distributed by organizational mission category (education, health, the environment, etc.)
Whether or not you’re doing planned giving RIGHT
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