SPECIAL REPORT
August 31, 2015

The Aging of America

About 10,000 people are turning 65 every day — a demographic shift that promises surprising change for nonprofits and fundraisers.

Here we've collected what you need to know to prepare your organization for the country's changing age demographics.

Article
August 31, 2015

Seismic Changes Are Ahead for Charities as Americans Age

As the population grows older, charities of all kinds will confront changing needs for services and will need to alter the way they raise money. But few groups are preparing for the inevitable.

Article
August 31, 2015

A Charity Fellowship Program Encourages Second Acts in the Nonprofit World

Encore.org puts older Americans to work for social good with paid fellowships and makes the transition to second acts in nonprofits easier.

Article
August 31, 2015

Working With Vulnerable Elderly Donors: Tips for Fundraisers

Be careful how you write fundraising reports, beware of doing personal favors, and more.

Tool Kit
March 01, 2015

Getting Started With Planned Gifts

Key concepts, ideas, and resources to help your organization set up a planned-giving program.

Article
February 27, 2015

Setting Up a Planned Giving Program

Where to start when considering asking donors for planned gifts.

Article
March 01, 2015

Advice: Basic Legal Considerations Before Launching a Planned-Giving Program

An attorney for nonprofits offers advice.

Template
March 01, 2015

Sample Bequest Language for Donors to Include in a Will

The Partnership for Philanthropic Planning provides examples of how to phrase the designation of several types of bequests.

Article
August 31, 2015

A Glimpse of the Future at One Nonprofit: Growing Need but New Support

Changes at the Greater Chicago Food Depository illustrate the kinds of issues other nonprofits will likely experience as the nation's demographics change.

Article
August 31, 2015

How a Rise in Dementia Poses Tests for Charities

Lawsuits and other pitfalls await fundraisers who fail to tread cautiously when dealing with older Americans, but there are some easy ways to avoid trouble.

Article
August 31, 2015

Charities Vie for Boomers' Planned Gifts

The graying of America spurs nonprofits to hire, hustle, and wield humor to help woo donors.