The State of Charity Giving Today

The State of Charity Giving Today

Robert Sharpe

4.15.2013

Robert Sharpe

“Robert Sharpe, Jr., President, Sharpe Group, is a leader in planned and major giving, noted author and speaker. With more than 30 years of fund development and consulting experience, Mr. Sharpe has helped many of the nation’s leading nonprofits plan and implement successful major gift planning and endowment development programs. He is the author of many articles on a variety of gift planning topics and has been published in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Newsweek, Forbes, Smart Money, Market Watch, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Trusts & Estates, Kiplinger’s and others. He is a frequent speaker at gatherings across the country. He serves on the editorial board of Trusts & Estates magazine and writes a column on philanthropic matters. He is co-author of Model Standards for Gift Valuation adopted by the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning. Mr. Sharpe is a cum laude graduate of Vanderbilt University and Cornell Law School.”

Nonprofit financial development consultant Robert Sharpe gives a Clinton School lecture titled “The State of Charitable Giving Today,” about the impact of the current economic climate on charitable giving in America. A fundraising consultant to charities across the country, Sharpe recently published an article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy arguing against efforts to remove the widely used charitable tax deduction from IRS code. He also recently wrote a piece titled "The Philanthropic Meltdown" about the effects of the Great Recession and it's aftermath on charitable giving in the country. Sharpe is president of the Sharpe Group, a leader in the field of nonprofit financial development with more than 30 years of nonprofit fund development and consulting experience.