Mid-America Planned Giving Council

Helping You Make a Difference



  • Sep 28, 2018 - 08:45 -04:30 AM
    23rd Annual Building Blocks Planned Giving Conference

    Three sessions with both Dr. Russell James and Karen Osborne along with breakouts featuring Viken Mikaelian and Bill Eckert & Randy Huston

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    Friday September 28, 2018
    Kauffman Foundation Conference Center



    8:45Registration, Coffee and Tea
    9:30Karen Osborne sponsored by Commerce Bank
    Getting to a Joyful, Inspired, Generous “Yes” to Your Blended Solicitation (Part 1)
    10:40Break / Networking (15 minutes)
    10:55Karen Osborne
    Getting to a Joyful, Inspired, Generous “Yes” to Your Blended Solicitation (Part 2)
    12:05Lunch Buffet sponsored by Midwest Trust
    Table Topics
    1:00Dr. Russell James sponsored by PlannedGiving.com
    Natural Philanthropy: How the Origins of Donor Motivations Drive Powerful Fundraising
    1:55Break / Networking (15 minutes)
    2:10Kansas CityTroostBrush CreekPaseo
    Dr. Russell James
    Top Ten Charitable Planning Strategies for Financial Advisors: Helping Your Clients and Your Business with Charitable Planning
    Karen Osborne
    Managing Your Work, Time, Energy, and Still Having a Life
    Viken Mikaelian
    You Don’t Need to Learn Another Language to Get Planned Giving
    Bill Eckert & Randy Huston
    Advanced Planning Charitable Strategies for Business Owners
    3:00Break / Networking (15 minutes)
    3:15Dr. Russell James
    The Hidden Code of End-of-Life Decisions: What Legacy Fundrasing Can Learn From Decision Making in Life Insurance Annuities, Estate Planning, and Healthcare
    4:15Closing Remarks

    Registration ends on September 24, 2018.  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 14, 2018.

    Recommended for:

    • Allied Professionals
    • Attorneys
    • Boards of Directors
    • CPAs
    • Consultants
    • Estate planning professionals
    • Financial Planners
    • Nonprofit Staffs
    • Trust Officers
    • Volunteers

    CFRE credits applied for

    About the Program:

    This program is designed to present current and practical information regarding a wide range of planned giving topics.  The conference has wide appeal, from one-person nonprofit development officers and large-shop major gift/planned giving teams to estate planning attorneys, CPA’s, and other allied professionals.  Community volunteers also attend to assist with their organization’s planned giving efforts