Happy Estate Planning Awareness Week! Didn't know that this was a thing? The third week of October has been recognized as National Estate Planning Awareness Week since 2008 to help the public understand what estate planning is and why it's so vital.
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We are thrilled to share that the Emerging Philanthropy Conference on September 29 was a huge success, thanks to all of you who attended. We had a record-breaking attendance of 218, which was a 50% increase from 2022!
We want to thank MC Houser and the EPC Planning Committee for organizing a fantastic day of professional development, networking, and fun. We learned from experts and peers about topics such as social media fundraising, donor retention, grant writing, and more. We also had a chance to connect with other professionals and organizations in the field of philanthropy.
We hope you enjoyed the conference as much as we did. We’d love to see your pictures and hear your feedback. Please visit https://ppgc.net/EPC-Pictures to upload and share your photos. We hope to see you at next year's conference!
The Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council (PPGC) is pleased to announce that three non-profit fundraising professionals have been selected to receive scholarships to the Emerging Philanthropy Conference on September 29, 2023. The Conference, which is co-hosted by AFP Western PA Chapter, will take place at the Regional Learning Alliance Conference Center in Cranberry Township.
Congratulations to Teresa Trich, Director of Development, Braddock Carnegie Library; Devan Mercurio, Senior Manager of Development, Pittsburgh Public Theater; and Olivia Narciso, Donor Relations Manager, Pittsburgh Glass Center!
Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council is a membership organization of planned giving officers, development professionals, attorneys, financial planners, financial services officers, and insurance underwriters. The Council meets regularly to discuss issues and trends in the area of charitable gift planning and provides educational opportunities for its members. Visit our website at: ppgc.net.
Our programming committee is hard at work coming up with some great programs for 2024. In the meantime, here are the tentative dates for 2024.
New to gift planning? Meet your peers!
The CGP Emerging Professionals affinity group aims to ease entry into gift planning for those with five or fewer years of experience in the field. Join us for a series of virtual events covering topics key to your development as a gift planner, a casual monthly Zoom meet-up, and an annual social at CGP conference.
You don't have to be a member of CGP to participate. RSVP for upcoming events at https://charitablegiftplanners.org/emerging-professionals
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Have you wanted to start a planned giving program, but been discouraged or intimidated by a lack of resources, planned giving expertise or time? In this interactive session, Jack Owen, Esquire and Kara D. Mostowy, CFRE, GPC will dispel common myths about planned giving programs. You’ll leave this session with a methodology to develop a scalable planned giving program. Learn more and register at https://ppgc.net/event-5044120
Pittsburgh Planned Giving CouncilPO Box 14852Pittsburgh, PA 15234
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