Why Planned Giving is Essential to Your Ministry Today and in the Future – Part 3 of 3
September 10, 2019 |Joseph Padilla
Part 3 – Launching Your Planned Giving Program: Easy steps to get started—and see results
In parts one and two of this series, we learned that 90 percent of people’s wealth is in non-cash assets and $41 trillion worth of assets are currently being transferred by baby boomers. What this means to you is that now is the time to act. Now is the time to make sure those who support your ministry are aware of the many giving options available to them during this wealth transfer—and to ensure you are equipped to receive these types of gifts. By educating your supporters and confirming you have the right tools and resources in place, your ministry can see unprecedented gifts to use for His glory.
Here are some simple ways Orchard Alliance can help you get started.
Custom information on your website:
Make sure your donors know their options when they want to give to your ministry. Orchard Alliance can provide a wealth of information on planned giving through a customized planned giving module. We provide the content—you provide the place to put it. It’s that simple. Now when your donors visit your website, they can see the available giving options and know you’re fully equipped to handle these types of gifts. Here’s an example of a planned giving module:
The module can be customized with your logo, images, and colors so it works seamlessly with your existing site. Orchard Alliance supplies the content, and our experienced staff provides the service.
Get Connected with an Estate and Gift Design Consultant
Many of your supporters need help with their will or trust. On average, 60 percent of Americans don’t have a will or trust in place. When your donors work with an Orchard Alliance gift and estate design consultant, they will be fully prepared to go to an attorney to have a will or trust drafted in a way that ensures the best plan of biblical stewardship, often resulting in a gift to your ministry. When working with one of our highly experienced gift and estate design consultants, the process is prayerful, Biblical and efficient with just a few simple phone calls. Best of all, there is no charge to your donor for their services. In many cases, the plans they create offer the highest tax deductions, allowing donors to give more than they ever thought possible to their family and favorite ministries—those like yours.
Get the Word Out to Your Supporters
In addition to having a staff of experts in all charitable giving tools at your disposal, Orchard Alliance can also provide you with easily accessible materials to educate your supporters about planned giving options. We supply customizable brochures, postcards, bulletin inserts, email blasts, and other materials to help get the word out to your donors. Many people want to give but just don’t know of other methods besides donating cash. The easiest way to solve this dilemma is by equipping your donors with the right education, tools, and resources to help them excel in the grace of giving.
This is just the tip of the iceberg on how planned giving can bless your ministry today and in the future. I am passionate about this topic because I have seen firsthand how a planned giving program can make a huge difference to a ministry and a donor! Orchard Alliance exists to equip God’s stewards for greater Kingdom impact, and I would be truly honored to help equip your stewards and see your ministry thrive.
Contact us today and find out how partnering together can impact God’s Kingdom in mighty ways.