According to Money For Ministries Estate Gifts called “legacy gifts,” “planned giving” or “gifts in the will,” legacy giving is the process of a donor designating a financial or asset-based gift to a nonprofit in their will or trust. It’s basically adding their favorite nonprofit (you!) as an heir to a portion of their estate or will. There are a variety of ways to structure estate gifts: some tools offer tax benefits, others pay the donor a monthly stipend throughout their lifetime. All planned gifts are arranged now to be given later, after the donor has passed away. We like to refer to legacy giving as “an act of worship.” If we really believe God owns everything and we’re simply stewards of His resources, it’s easy to think about blessing a ministry or cause we care about as a “thank you” to Him.