My organization is investing money for me to attend this. And, they deserve my best effort now.

Posted by aleverenz on Sep 02, 2021 02:33:15 PM

We sat down with CGP Conference registrant Roger Fussa, Leadership and Planned Giving Officer with Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, to discuss the upcoming virtual conference experience. 

How did your career in charitable gift planning begin? 

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"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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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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Hear from your Peers: Top Reasons to Attend CGP Conference

Posted by mkmyers on Mar 16, 2020 12:35:01 PM

We know that CGP Conference is a valuable event for those who attend and we’re confident that, by joining us, you’ll find resources and strategies to use right away. But don’t take our word for it! Check out what 2019 attendees said in the post-conference evaluation.

5. It’s about the experience. “This was a great conference. I think there’s a ‘warm and friendly’ factor in the planned giving community and that helps to make the conference so enjoyable.”

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Ready, Set, Go: Convince Your Boss to attend CGP Conference

Posted by kturner on Mar 03, 2020 01:50:06 PM

You are convinced that you want to attend CGP Conference, and we really want you to; now it is time to convince your boss! You have to make a bold case for the return on investment – every dollar has to be justified. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Here is a bit of tactical advice on getting your manager to allow you to attend CGP Conference: It’s not about you. It’s about how your organization, team and gift planning program will benefit from the information and insights you’ll gain.  

READY:

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Top reasons to support CGP Conference as a sponsor/exhibitor

Posted by rritter@charitablegiftplanners.org on Feb 17, 2020 09:20:16 AM

CGP Conference is a unique gathering place for individuals committed to the art and science of charitable gift planning. Thinking of exhibiting at a CGP Conference in Chicago, Oct. 7-9, 2020? Here are 5 reasons why you should.

1. Face Time
Engage one-on-one with gift planners during breakfasts, receptions and frequent breaks in a busy exhibit hall. Spend two days speaking face to face with professionals who need your services, connecting with clients and creating new leads.

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From your Conference Chair: You asked and we listened!

Posted by kkielar on Jul 22, 2019 12:00:00 AM

The conference is a place to hear from thought leaders, talk to exhibitors about current trends, and of course meet your colleagues. One of the best parts of the conference is the people!

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What is the Solutions Center Anyway?

Posted by gkermeen on Apr 24, 2019 12:00:00 AM

For every challenge, there are solutions. Find yours here! If you’ve explored the CGP Conference, you may have noticed that we refer to the exhibit hall as the “Solutions Center.” The Solutions Center is the place where attendees gather for breakfast, breaks, receptions, and meetups with vendors and fellow attendees. But it’s also the site of informal learning opportunities you might not have considered.

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