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How to Craft Gift Agreements

Strong gift agreements require clear and frequent communication before and after they are signed, says Felicia Murphy-Phillips, senior officer for leadership gifts at Morehouse College. Murphy-Phillips recommends staying on top of donors’ concerns through frequent communication so they will feel valued.

This collection offers advice on how to reduce the risk of unmet pledges or donors reneging on a gift, as well as samples and templates you can adapt to create your own agreements. You’ll also find guidance on accepting assets other than cash, such as farmland and cryptocurrency.

Peruse these resources for greater peace of mind when you and a donor sign on the dotted line.