Civil War Trust
July 30, 2012
Anyone wishing to design a charitable organization only needs to follow one example, Civil War Trust. It has been my great pleasure to provide some support to this organization over about ten years and to observe its consistent success in preserving historically significant land that would otherwise be lost to development. Civil War Trust is able to raise millions of dollars for this cause by focusing on building personal relationships with its donors, by providing its donors clear statements of the importance of their donations, and by acting to satisfy its donors' and the public's interests in the subject of the Trust's work, preserving our history for future generations. How many donors to national charities ever come to know those soliciting their donations as more than just names? Through their initiative, I now have developed meaningful relationships with a number of Trust representatives. How many donors to national charities know precisely where their donations will be used and the precise impact their donations will have? I do, and well before making a donation. How many donors to national charities can say that the charity they are supporting is doing everything it can to provide them information of interest concerning the subjects of its work, through a newsletter, a website, and regular correspondence? I look forward to receiving my "Hallowed Grounds," to checking the Trust's website for new information, and especially to Jim Lighthizer's letters detailing the Trust's newest preservation campaign and how I can help. I believe all of Civil War Trust's supporters would answer those questions as I have, and express their profound gratitude for the Trust and its efforts on behalf of all of us. I certainly do. Doug Riblet
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Visiting preserved battlefield land
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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Can't think of any change I would make.
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Concern about preservation of hallowed ground and open space.
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Same as above
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