Articles

You Can Launch a Planned Giving Program
BY DENNIS BIDWELL, SAVING LAND, LAND TRUST ALLIANCE, Spring 2014

Real Estate Gifts Worth Pursuing Now More Than Ever
BY DENNIS BIDWELL, SAVING LAND, LAND TRUST ALLIANCE, Winter 2010

Real Estate Gifts: Why, and How, to Pursue Their Largely Untapped Potential in Difficult Economic Times
BY DENNIS BIDWELL, PLANNED GIVING DESIGN CENTER, May, 2009

Handing over the Keys
BOSTON GLOBE SUNDAY MAGAZINE, March 22, 2009

Converting Real Estate Wealth to Gifts – Opportunities and Challenges
BY DENNIS BIDWELL AND BRYAN CLONTZ, JOURNAL OF GIFT PLANNING, October, 2008

Charitable Gifts of Real Estate – Findings from a National Survey
BY DENNIS BIDWELL, JOURNAL OF GIFT PLANNING, October, 2008

Making the Right Real Estate Gifts Happen
BY DENNIS BIDWELL, PGCALC CALC-U-LETTER, August, 2008

Real Estate Gifts: Trends, Recent Experience, and Recommendations
BY DENNIS P. BIDWELL, PLANNED GIVING TODAY, January, 2006

Giving Where You Live (In These Cases, Literally)
THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 15, 2004

‘Ever thought about donating your house?’
Donors, estate planners abuzz about property offerings.
BOSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL, April 18, 2003

Real estate donations gain ground
THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, September 22, 2003  

Giving It Away: Donations of Property Hot Item for Nonprofits
THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, Sunday, July 6, 2003

Papers by Bidwell Advisors

How to Pursue and Accept the Right Real Estate Gifts
BY DENNIS BIDWELL, CHASE MAGNUSON

Real Estate Gifts: An Important Component of Campaigns in Challenging Economic Times
BY DENNIS BIDWELL

Increasing the Quantity and Quality of Real Estate Gifts to Your Organization
BY DENNIS BIDWELL

Getting Started on a Real Estate Gifts Program
BY DENNIS BIDWELL

The Case for a Real Estate Gift Opportunity Fund
BY DENNIS BIDWELL

Additional Resources

Important IRS links:

The Nature Conservancy’s Real Estate Gift Guide: http://www.giftplanning.nature.org/giftguide/Excellent overview of different real estate gift structures.

Planned Giving Design Center www.pgdc.net/pub: Excellent technical information on planned giving issues and links to professional advisors.

Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (formerly National Committee on Planned Giving) http://www.pppnet.org/ :Updates on professional issues in gift planning, and information on conferences, seminars, etc.

Land Trust Alliance www.lta.org: Includes a directory of land trusts and other land conservation organizations around the country.

Northampton Youth and Community Rowing, Inc www.northamptoncrew.com: Information on youth and community rowing in Northampton.

National Priorities Project www.nationalpriorities.org National Priorities Project analyzes and clarifies federal data so that people can understand and influence how their tax dollars are spent.