Recent posts by kturner

"It is day to day, how-do-I-do-my-job takeaways"

Posted by kturner on Aug 12, 2021 01:11:26 PM

We sat down with CGP Conference registrant Craig Foster, M.B.A., CAP®, CFRE, Director, Major Gift Officer, with BaylorScott&White Dallas Foundation, to discuss the upcoming national conference in Orlando and online.

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"Worth its Weight in Gold"

Posted by kturner on Jul 29, 2021 01:28:06 PM

We sat down with new member and first-time CGP Conference registrant Laura Bianco-Hanna, MBA, CFRE, the Regional Director Personal Philanthropy Program for (DAV) Disabled American Veterans, to talk about her excitement for the upcoming national conference in Orlando and online.

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6 Steps to Convince Your Boss

Posted by kturner on May 28, 2021 11:19:29 AM

Are you ready to register for CGP Conference but still need to convince your boss? Whether you choose to join us virtually or for our in-person experience (which includes access to all virtual content), we’ve got you covered! Here are 6 steps to make your case.

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Young Professional Spotlight: Christianna Luy

Posted by kturner on Mar 16, 2021 04:36:49 PM

Christianna Luy, CFRE, is an Assistant Vice President for CCS Fundraising and has been a member of CGP for 3 years. 

Why did you join CGP?
CGP is the best place to access the brightest minds in gift planning. From the annual conference to the webinars and online resources, I’ve appreciated the community of thought leaders who are willing to help their peers succeed.

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Leading through a pandemic: Q&A with Jon Abrams, CGP Chair

Posted by kturner on Jan 29, 2021 03:40:06 PM

CGP is pleased to welcome Jon Abrams as the 2021 national board chair. This is Jon’s fourth year on the board. He serves as Director, Gift Planning for the Central Atlantic and Northeast Divisions of the American Red Cross. He is a current member and past president of the Planned Giving Group of New England. In a recent Q&A with CGP, he shared his perspectives and vision for the upcoming year.

What will you focus on during your year as chair?
The board will continue its focus on four important activities. 

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Topics: Membership, Advocacy & Legislation Updates, CGP Conference

Member Benefit Highlight: The CGP Career Center

Posted by kturner on Jan 15, 2021 03:03:05 PM

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National Estate Planning Awareness Week: 3 Reasons to Celebrate

Posted by kturner on Oct 21, 2020 12:46:26 PM

This year, October 19 through October 25 is National Estate Planning Awareness Week. If you are thinking, is that a real thing - you are not alone. Here’s something else to know – since 2008, every third week in October has been designated for this occasion. So go ahead and put the week on your calendar for next year too. The information below will shed additional light on the topic:

1. The History of National Estate Planning Awareness Week

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CGP Town Hall with guest Johni Hays

Posted by kturner on Aug 17, 2020 03:52:25 PM

During the Aug. 14 CGP Town Hall, Johni  Hays, JD, discusses the RIFT project and how the database can be a resource in dealing with financial institutions for more efficient IRA beneficiary distributions. Johni also talks about the latest advocacy efforts to influence the IRS and legislators for a more transparent and just process to release these funds timely as intended by their owners. 

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CGP Town Hall with guest Perry Wasserman

Posted by kturner on Aug 12, 2020 11:06:28 AM

During the July 31 CGP Town Hall, CGP Advocacy consultant and Managing Director of 501c Strategies, Perry Wasserman provides up to date information on legislation related to the nonprofit sector that is currently active in Congress. Gain insight into the legislative process as Congress wrestles with another round of COVID. Active legislation affecting the charitable sector includes bills to expand the above the line charitable deduction and the Legacy IRA Act.

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CGP Town Hall with guest Dr. Russell James

Posted by kturner on Aug 12, 2020 11:03:29 AM

The popular CGP Virtual Happy Hour has returned with a new Town Hall format bringing you the opportunity to interact with guest speakers on important and current topics. 

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