Articles & Publications


Threads: Insights from the Charitable Community
Opportunities and challenges identified during Threads, Independent Sector’s coast-to-coast community conversations.


Managers Typically Only Make a Few Hires a Year. Here's How to Make Them Count.
In this series, professionals share their hiring secrets.


The Philanthropic Planning Companion
The Fundraisers’ and Professional Advisors’ Guide to Charitable Gift Planning
“The Philanthropic Planning Companion: A Charitable Giving Guide for Fundraisers and Advisors is a must-have resource for fundraisers. Non-for-profit organizations rely on their very survival on the information provided in The Philanthropic Planning Companion. Now you can get expert tips from two of the nation’s top fundraisers, Brian Sagrestano and Robert Wahlers.”
- GAIL L. FREEMAN, President, Freeman Philanthropic Services, New York



$1 Million Donated to Help Restore National Mall
The New York Times
The nonprofit Trust for the National Mall announced a $1 million gift...

Gifts to Colleges Rose 8.2% in 2011, Survey Finds
The Chronicle of Higher Education
After two lackluster years, donations to U.S. colleges and universities rose last year by a healthy 8.2 percent, to an estimated $30.3-billion, according to a report by the Council for Aid to Education.


The Philanthropy 50: Top Donors Give More
From The Chronicle of Philanthropy
As the stock market resurged last year, so did the charitable giving of the super wealthy. America’s top 50 donors gave a total of $10.4-billion in 2011, up from $3.3-billion the previous year, according to a Chronicle study.

Nonprofits Added Jobs Faster Than Businesses Last Decade, Study Finds
From The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Charity work forces grew even during the recession, though the same wasn't true of businesses. Still, some for-profits gained in their competition for workers with expertise in education and social services.
By Noelle Barton

The Power of Women’s Giving
From Philanthropy Matters
“We’ve seen women change philanthropy here at home,” Gail Freeman says. “Women also shape philanthropy in Brazil, largely directing their gifts to causes that support families and children. Brazilian women are thought leaders who are helping transform that country philanthropically.”

Trusteeship Magazine, Association of Governing Professionals
Succession Planning: The Time Has Come
Succession planning should not be a one-time event. Plans should be reviewed regularly, with special attention to institutional goals and leadership needs that may have changed.
Attachment:  Succession Planning Article.pdf


The A$K
How to Ask for Support for Your Nonprofit Cause, Creative Project, or Business Venture
"This book is a clear road map for initiating and making the Ask in the not-for-profit and business sectors. As the president of an executive recruitment firm, I see this book as an invaluable resource for planning your career and landing your best job."

- GAIL L. FREEMAN, President, Freeman Philanthropic Services, New York

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  • Advancing Philanthropy
    Gail L. Freeman and Kevin Clark featured in Advancing Philanthropy (Sept/Oct)
    FPS president Gail L. Freeman is featured with senior project manager Kevin Clark in the Sept/Oct 2009 issue of AFP's Advancing Philanthropy, "AT&T Foundation: Inspiring Today's Youth", (pg 49). AT&T Inc. is the recipient of the 2009 Freeman Philanthropic Services Award for Outstanding Corporation presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). The award honors a corporation that demonstrates outstanding commitment through financial support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement.

    Advancing Philanthropy
    Fundraiser's Guide to Managing Your Career
    "There are few decisions as critical as choosing new development leadership for a nonprofit institution. The process of recruitment is an opportunity for the institution to further define its culture and community, as well as its fundraising goals and methodologies. From these defining characteristics, the parameters of the position emerge, and the recruitment strategy is shaped accordingly."

    - Gail L. Freeman, President, Freeman Philanthropic Services LLC
    Attachment:  philanthropy.pdf


    Expanding the Role of Philanthropy in Health Care
    Closing the Search
    Gail L. Freeman, President, Freeman Philanthropic Services LLC; Gail provides a checklist for candidates.

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