Thursday, October 18

 

 

 

 

 

 

8:30 – 9:30

Affinity Group Sessions

 

Higher Ed

 

Healthcare

 

Arts

 

Environment

 

Social Services

 

Advisors

Regular Track Sessions

 

Planned Gift Tech

 

Getting Oriented

 

Collaboration Lab

 

Management & Administration

 

Communications & Marketing

 

Summit

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

 
Business Gifts that Make Sense (and Raise Dollars)
Greg Baker
 
What a Great Hat! - Is that a new gift planning hat?
Lynn Ierardi
 
Gift Planners and Advisers: Partnering to Achieve Philanthropic Solutions
Elizabeth Ayers and Jean Carter
 
Accepting Complex Gifts of Real Estate: A Builder's Guide
Jonelle Beck and Shelia Hard
 
Moving from Tactics to Strategy: Finding the Secret Sauce for Your Gift Planning Marketing
Kathryn Miree
 
To be announced
                         

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 
Gifts of Copyrights, Trademarks and other Intellectual Property
David Newman
 
Stewarding Donors with Dementia

Jolene Hyppa Martin and Robert Hofmann
 
Impact Investing: Friend or Foe of Fundraisers?
Phil Cubeta
 
"Sorry, We Really Can't Accept Your Mouse Trap!"  Candidly Exploring the Acceptance and Counting of Unique, Complex and Special Planned Gifts
Philip Watson
 
Winning Hearts and Minds INSIDE Your Organization: Becoming Your Best Planned Giving Program Advocate
Cathy Sheffield and Patrick Schmitt
 
To be announced
                         

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

 
Bitcoin and Beyond: Making Virtual Currency Less Virtual
Bryan Clontz
 
A DAF's Beauty is in the Eye of the Donor
Sindy Craig and Carlos Byrne
 
When Boomer Bosses Meet the Millennial Mindset
Kelly Taylor and Bob Mueller
 
A Very Significant Donor Just Died. Now What?!?!
Fred Weber
 
The 9 Keys To Cutting Through Planned Giving Message Confusion
Barry Spencer
 
To be announced
                         

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Concurrent with
Leadership Institute Roundtable
 
Accelerating the Remainder Gift: Two Case Studies
Russell Willis
 
The Ties That Bind: Effective Cultivation Techniques
Anne Melvin
 
How Major Gift Officers Become Planned Gift "Super Sleuths"
Craig Smith and Dan Shephard
 
Stuck in the Middle with You:  Donor, Planner, Business Officer
Christopher Kelly and Melanie Norton
 
Donor Insights: Why Planned Gifts Remain Secret
Katy Kotlarczyk and Gordon Trafton
 
To be announced

 

 

Friday, October 19

           

 

 

Planned Gift Tech

 

Getting Oriented

 

Collaboration Lab

 

Management & Administration

 

Communications & Marketing

 

Summit

8:30 –    9:30 am 

 

IGNITE! Plenary

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

 
Don't Gamble Your Future: Best Practices for Endowments
Phil Purcell
 
Zen and the Art of Fundraising: Key Pillars of Success

Alex Brovey
 
Thousands or Millions? Fixing Mistakes that Diminish Gifts 
Pam Davidson and Winton Smith
 
Charitable Bequest Administration: A Panel Discussion
Andrew Fussner, Beth Ridout, Meika Slotsema, and Stacy Sulman
 
How To Conduct Successful Planned Giving Conversations with Donors and Their Professional Advisors
Steven Schwartz
 
To be announced
                         

11:30 a.m. –         12:30 p.m.

 
Real World Lessons on Gift Substantiation
Bill Knox
 
The Five Types of Blended Gifts – The What, Why and How of Closing Blended Gifts
Lani Starkey
 
The Ethical Gift Planner: Avoiding Mistakes of Undue Influence Among an Aging Donor Base
Marcia Inger Navratil
 
Calming Troubled Waters - Eliminate Delays When Requesting IRA Death Proceeds
Johni Hays
 
The Coming Gift Boom and The Art of Integrated Marketing
Andrew Ragone
 
To be announced
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Print the Breakout Session Schedule

The National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (CGP) is excited to announce Chad Hymas  as the keynote speaker for CGP Conference in Las Vegas. 

 

Chad Hymas inspires, motivates, and moves audiences, creating an experience that touches hearts for a lifetime. He is one of the youngest ever to receive the Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE) and to be inducted into the prestigious National Speaker Hall of Fame.

In 2001, at the age of 27, Chad’s life changed in an instant when a 2,000-pound bale of hay shattered his neck, leaving him a quadriplegic. But Chad’s dreams were not paralyzed that day—he became an example of what is possible. Learn more...

 

The National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (CGP) is pleased to welcome Claire Gaudiani as the luncheon keynote speaker for the 2018 CGP Conference.

 

 

Claire Gaudiani  is an idealist and an engaged American. Through her books and public speaking, she calls on all Americans to leave our nation and the world a better place. Claire's expertise in the history and economics of philanthropy is a source of important ideas for the nation and for citizens of every political persuasion.

Claire’s career has been shaped by her belief that action is every bit as important as reflection. She launched her first not-for profit organization while still a graduate student at Indiana University in the 1970’s. She has continued to put her idealism, optimism, and determination into action on behalf of fellow citizens ever since. Learn more...

 

 

Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, October 17  
   
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm Registration Open
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Gift Planning Fundamentals: Tools & Techniques (Requires Additional Fee)
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm How to Start a Gift Planning Program (Requires Additional Fee)
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Leadership Institute Roundtable
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Grand Opening Reception in Solutions Center
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Opening Dinner/Keynote Speaker

 

Thursday, October 18  
   
7:30 am - 5:00 pm Registration Open
7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:30 am - 9:30 am Affinity Sessions
9:30 am - 10:00 am Networking Break in Solutions Center
10:00 am - 11:00 am Breakout Sessions (6 concurrent)
11:00 am - 11:30 pm Networking Break in Solutions Center
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Breakout Sessions (6 concurrent)
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Luncheon
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Breakout Sessions (6 concurrent)
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Networking Break in Solutions Center
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Breakout Sessions (6 concurrent)
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Leadership Institute Roundtable

 

Friday, October 19  
   
7:30 am - 2:00 pm Registration Open
7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast in Solutions Center
8:30 am - 9:30 am IGNITE!
9:30 am - 10:00 am Networking Break in Solutions Center
10:00 am - 11:00 am Breakout Sessions (6 concurrent)
11:00 am - 11:30 am Networking Break in Solutions Center
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Breakout Sessions (6 concurrent)
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Closing Luncheon

 

2018 CGP Conference 

October 17-19, 2018 - Paris Las Vegas Hotel

CGP Conference is a unique meeting place for all of the professionals working in charitable gift planning. In your work, you’d love to find these people at the planning table—charitable, financial and estate advisors. At CGP Conference, you’ll sit around that training table, collaborating with the experts at the podium and your peers, leaving with the tools to do your job better.

800+ Charitable Gift Planners

Learn, network and collaborate with attendees from across the country, in all career stages, representing diverse organizations.

60+ Speakers​

Get inspired by a conference faculty of innovative keynote speakers and industry leaders who share their experiences and insights on charitable gift planning.

40+ Sessions​

Find solutions to the challenges charitable gift planners face in their day-to-day work by attending sessions you won't find anywhere else.