Mid-America Planned Giving Council

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2017 Building Blocks

              22nd Annual Building Blocks Planned Giving Conference
Friday September 22, 2017
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center

5 CFRE Credits approved

2 KS and MO CLE approved


7:15Registration & Breakfast
8:00KEYNOTE – Anne Melvin:
Pivoting Successfully Handling Difficult Donor Conversations
9:10Town SquareTroostBrush CreekPaseo
Paula Moss & Tim Andrews:
Identifying Planned Giving Donors Through Marketing Strategies and Technology
Kirby Gould:
Planned Giving Stewardship
Steve Goodner:
Building a Winning Team
Alisha Thomson (CLE):
Gifts of Real Estate and Other Unique Assets
10:10John Trybus:
The Future of Story Telling: What Will Change, What Won’t and Why It Matters
11:10Town SquareTroostBrush CreekPaseo
John Trybus:
Rethinking Influence: Storytelling as the New Currency of Change
Jim Berger
(CLE):  Dealing with Aging Clients
Steve Goodner:
Leveraging Emotional Intelligence with Donors/Clients
Shelly Doucet:
Planned Giving Nuts & Bolts
12:30LUNCHEON SPEAKER – Carol Hallquist:
From Hallmark to Harvard to High Schools

Eventbrite - 20th Annual Building Blocks Planned Giving Conference

Registration ends on September 19, 2017.  Walk-in registrants will be accepted based on seating availability.  There will be a $25 processing fee for those requesting a refund.  No cancellations with refunds allowed after September 8, 2017.

Member Quotes

Kirby GouldSpeaker: Kirby Hughes Gould, Vice-President, Christian Church Foundation

Kirby will lead the group through four donor case studies, where we will interact with each other to answer the following questions:
1. What is unique and distinctive about the donor’s situation?
2.  What solutions can be offered to the donor both personally and financially, and to benefit the charity?
3.  What additional resources need to be secured to assist the donor and the planned giving professional?

Eventbrite - Case Study Discussions on Gift Strategies

PPP Tracks:

  • Core Competencies – Essential knowledge or skills from disciplines related to the field of philanthropic planning.
  • Charitable Estate Planning – Approaches to gifts integrating current or deferred components
  • Gift Design Essentials – Best practices for structuring gifts that benefit both donors and charitable organizations

7:30 am – Registration, continental breakfast, networking
8:00 am – Kirby’s presentation, including Q&A

About Kirby: Kirby Gould has been vice president for the North Central Zone of the Christian Church Foundation since October 1997. The Foundation assists Disciples of Christ churches in the areas of endowments, permanent funds, planned gifts, and bequests.  She serves the regions of Greater Kansas City, Mid America, Upper Midwest, Kansas and Nebraska.  She is also a board member of Partnership For Philanthropic Planning.

Before joining the Foundation, she worked for the National Benevolent Association, primarily as director of Development for the Oklahoma Christian Home in Edmond, OK for 13 years.

Kirby is a native of McPherson, KS, and a graduate of Phillips University in Enid, OK with a bachelor’s degree in music education/music therapy. After graduation she served as Church Admissions Director for the college. In 1999 she was named Outstanding Young Alum by Phillips University.

Kirby is a licensed minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and has received the designation of ChFC (Chartered Financial Consultant), CASL (Certified Advisor for Senior Living), and CAP (Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy). She belongs to the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the Partners in Philanthropic Planning (PPP) where she served as President of the local chapter in 2011, and serves on the national board of PPP.

JT Cattle Director of Development, Avila University