Planned Giving, What's Faith Got to Do With It?
Thursday, July 14th, 2016
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM: Breakout 2
Donors and volunteers from Immanuel Presbyterian Church present the compelling story of how they revived a planned giving program by improving the culture of philanthropy. Taking over 6 years, their committee, with a Higher Power, broke through the invisible barriers that had brought their fundraising to a halt. The panel will reveal the various mysteries they set out to solve, a step by step approach to the solutions (including training and getting support from the church pastor) and how they were able to gain the eventual trust and buy-in from the congregation. With a mission to inspire giving, an annual plan was devised that ultimately created an endowment 10 times its original size and continues to gain in popularity.
Learning Outcome #1
By attending this session participants will learn:
How to search for the barriers and discover ways to break them down; identifying ways to reach into the congregation or community in order to build trust.
Learning Outcome #2
By attending this session participants will learn:
What to include in drafts of primary policy and investment documents needed including a Gift Acceptance Policy, a Planned Giving Resolution, A Spending Policy, an Investment policy - tailoring marketing techniques to your audiences.
Learning Outcome #3
By attending this session participants will learn:
About the value of special events in building a program and the importance of celebrating giving.