BEQUEST BROCHURES & RECOGNITION SOCIETIES
Every nonprofit organization wants to solicit gifts as part of their supporters Wills. Yet, building awareness that your organization accepts gifts in the firm of bequests in donors' Wills has proven daunting to many institutions. Why?
For the most part, the reasons to delay creating bequest materials and launching a bequest recognition society have been:
- Concern that once an individual notifies you of their intent
to make a bequest, you must be in a position to personally follow-up.
Limited staff time and concerns of "over promising and under
delivering" are real, but can be overcome.
- Lack of sufficient technical and legal background to either
solicit bequests or to assist those interested in making a bequest
to your organization with the very specific information required.
- A desire to recognize those who notify your organization about
their intentions to provide a gift to you through a bequest in
their Will, but a lack of specifics about how best to manage the
recognition process with limited staff.
- A desire to communicate personally with those who have or intend to include a gift to your organization with materials that are customized for and owned by your institution rather than more generic newsletters that your supporters may received from a variety of other organizations.
TeamSoper works with nonprofits to develop customized communications - both copy and creative - that urges your supporters to include a gift to your organization in their Will, to make you aware of their intent to support you through that planned gift and to maintain ongoing contact with those individuals in such a way as to recognize their commitment, strengthen their relationship with your institution, and provide them with an insiders' view of your accomplishments and dreams.
TeamSoper provides free bequest brochure copy to its retainer clients. Teamsoper's costs for bequest brochure development depends on the specific bequest-related communications materials desired.
Write TeamSoper, P.O. Box 40, Midway, UT 84049; call 435-654-5896; fax 435-654-5895 e-mail Michael Soper