Mid-America Planned Giving Council

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Virtual Seminar – "Knowing a Planned Giver When You See One"

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Bring your lunch and learn about the giving potential of a donor.

pgcalcPlanned gifts come in many shapes and sizes.  So do their donors.  Nevertheless, there are  some telltale characteristics to look for in a planned giving prospect.  What are these characteristics and how can you use them to select recipients for a mailing?  What questions should you ask – and not ask – in a donor meeting to ascertain the planned giving potential of a donor?  This session will answer these questions, as well as review potential gift assets and present case studies of classic planned giving solutions to a variety of donor situations.

Speaker:  Jeff Lydenberg, PG Calc

September 25   12 – 1:30 p.m.

Parking: Please park in Parking Lot B. You will find the entrance just north of the 6675 Holmes parking lot. Follow the signs to Curry Education Center on the Health Pavilion Building.

Presentation Room: Curry Meeting Forum Room

Lunch: Bring your lunch! There are vending machines with snacks and beverages on the 2nd floor next to the Pharmacy – right above the Curry Meeting Forum. You will find an elevator around the corner from the meeting room.

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