By The Rev. Dr. Rick Young, TPF’s President
Throughout most of my adult life, the easiest way to end a conversation has been to bring up death, money, or taxes. But, like most other things in the past few years, even this social nuance has changed. The impact of the pandemic has ushered issues like death and healthcare into common conversation, while simultaneously adding a new charge to discussions around politics and religion. Many of us have been impacted directly by this pandemic whether through death or illness. And our team at TPF has seen a significant increase in legacy planning interest and activity. Life is uncertain, and it is especially clear that not having final plans in order causes unnecessary stress and anxiety for loved ones.
TPF exists to enable and expand mission. We have deep experience supporting legacy giving programs and helping those who wish to leave a legacy gift to a charity. I’m thrilled to announce that, as part of our dedicated educational support efforts to assist congregations and nonprofits develop programs for legacy giving, TPF has created a new Legacy Builder Website! This new interactive resource divides the development of legacy giving programs into six easy-to-understand building blocks. Each block offers invaluable insight and helpful tips, along with additional downloads and resources. Our team is particularly excited as this is a tool designed for TPF and partner collaboration!
Our current enthusiasm around the construction of legacy giving programs will be brought to life in our upcoming webinar, “From the Ground Up: 10 Ways to Create a Lasting Legacy Giving Program” on Thursday, July 22nd at 11:00 a.m. CDT. I would like to invite you to join me, Stefanie Marsden, and Jake Wilson, TPF Relationship Managers, for this live Web event that will not only introduce the new TPF Legacy Builder, but it will also provide 10 actionable strategies that you can use now! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY! I look forward to talking with you soon.