With the rise in prominence of planned giving and donor-advised funds and the increased impact of high-profile current events on donor habits, concerns about the timeliness of philanthropic gifts are growing. While giving was once dominated by legacy institutions that provided more reliable streams of funding, the shift in focus to individual donors as major supporters will mean changes in organizational planning as concerns around urgency and sustainability emerge. This article lays a foundation for the challenges and considerations to come as the philosophy behind philanthropy continues to evolve.
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