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The Benefits of Branching Out
CURRENTS Article Many institutions shy away from accepting real estate or convert the gift into cash by selling it. But at Mississippi State University's College of Forest Resources, donated land is a gift that keeps giving. Since it started soliciting land gifts through its Bulldog Forest program in 2005, the college has received more than 28,000 acres from 26 families.

AdvanceWork: Stuck in Neutral?
CURRENTS Article The American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 altered the tax rules pertaining to charitable gifts of used vehicles. As of Jan. 1, 2005, donors can only claim the gross proceeds from the sale of their gift as a tax deduction, rather than its fair market value. This article explores the implications of this change both for donors and for the campus development officers who must process and steward such gifts.

AdvanceWork: Take It or Leave It?
CURRENTS Article Legal Issues: What to consider when accepting gifts of foreign real estate

AdvanceWork: Return to Donor?
CURRENTS Article Legal rights of unhappy contributors

AdvanceWork: On This Date in History
CURRENTS Article Advancement Services with John H. Taylor

AdvanceWork: A Stock Answer
CURRENTS Article AdvanceWork: A Stock Answer

Your Noncash Gift Questions Answered
CURRENTS Article Duke University director of alumni and development records Taylor creates and answers some sample questions that address some common concerns about noncash gifts. He tackles questions such as on what date do gifts of stock become the property of the institution; how to value gifts of art; whether gifts should be valued at the retail or wholesale price; how to value gifts of advertising; and how to value gifts that have no history of valuation. A list of guides on noncash gifts is included.

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