The full legal name of the organization you intend to benefit is critical. An error in the name can result in the gift failing or require an application to court to correct the problem which can be expensive.

You also need to determine if the organization you want to benefit can accept the type of property you intend to give in the manner you intend to provide it. Some types of property may not be appropriate for certain organizations such as a gift of real property. Alternatively, restrictions on the length of time the gift is to be held or the purposes to which is to be employed may not fit with the goals and rules of the organization. The best option is to have a dialogue with the organization first before you finalize your plans and authorize them to speak to your lawyer and other professionals.