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Avoiding Bad Press: Crafting a Gift Acceptance Policy that Invites Donations and Protects Your Charity

  • 01/12/2021
  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Virtual Session - Login credentials will be provided after registration


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Donors are increasingly finding creative ways to try and make the difference they want to see in the world.  This creativity can be incredibly beneficial to your organization. But when does it become problematic?  When does it put your organization at risk?  By putting a Gift Acceptance Policy into place, you prepare your organization for the unexpected.  This will allow you to be more responsive to your donors, while protecting your organization from unnecessary risk.  We'll review the basics and briefly discuss different types of gifts your organization may want to prepare for from cash to trusts and everything in between.  We'll touch on Naming and Gift Minimums as well.  

Maureen Barry is the Assistant Vice President for Advancement Operations at Smith College.  Maureen leads technology strategy, data management, compliance concerns and day to day administrative oversight of the Alumnae Relations and Development department.  She manages the Advancement Services, Advancement Research, Digital Engagement and budget teams.  Maureen is active with the Association of Advancement Services Professionals, Salesforce Higher Ed Advancement Advisory Council and a past board member of Women in Philanthropy of Western Massachusetts.  

Women in Philanthropy of Western Massachusetts (WiP) • PO Box 2395 • Westfield, MA • 01086

Women in Philanthropy of Western Massachusetts is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization registered in Massachusetts.

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