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Thursday, October 3, 2013 - Webster/Tay House - 7 pm
Gifting Strategies for Historical Societies
The October meeting of the Society will feature a speaker whose topic should generate considerable interest in the officers of surrounding historical societies (and other non-profits), especially those with buildings and large collections to maintain, and monumental tasks each year to raise the funds necessary to keep the organizations afloat and their future secure. Michelle Lauder, from Wells Fargo Advisors, will talk on gifting strategies and how estate planning can benefit groups whose members and friends wish to help create endowments or contribute stocks, bonds, or other non-cash instruments. The presentation will begin at 7 pm, Thursday, October 3rd at our building at Webster Place (21 Holy Cross Road-- directions on the Society's website, www.franklinnhhistoricalsociety.org). The Society's regular business meeting will follow, and light refreshments will be served. The instructional evening is open to all, and is free.
The challenges of keeping a non-profit solvent and viable are unrelenting, and aggressive fundraising is often the difference between success and dissolution. Members of all non-profits within the reach of this monthly paper are encouraged to attend this seminar as the information obtained could be the financial answers to a variety of difficult problems and the key to directing fundraising energies into more productive activities.
The Franklin Historical Society's Webster/Tay building is open by appointment to view the exhibits, or by special arrangement to host events, by calling president Leigh Webb at 934-8222. The past is a fascinating place to visit...