CCS Fundraising is proud to share our report, The State of Planned Giving in Fundraising: Legacy Gifts as the Future Cash Opportunity, offering a glimpse into best practices in gift planning culture and legacy giving across sectors nationwide.

This innovative report provides statistical insights to show the power of planned gifts, the role of planned gifts in campaigns, and guidance for projecting planned gifts based on realization data.

The State of Planned Giving in Fundraising report grew out of a desire and need to answer questions from our nonprofit partners about legacy giving. It compiles data from multiple projects conducted by CCS Fundraising’s Gift Planning Practice Group, including two surveys of 600 nonprofits about legacy giving, and draws on key research from Giving USA, Dr. Russell James, and other sources. Key findings include:

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