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Learn, connect & engage. Multiply your planned Gifts. 2016 Practical Planned Giving Conference - September 26-27, 2016 in Chicago
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Take your planned giving knowledge to new heights at Crescendo’s Practical Planned Giving Conference

On September 26-27, 2016, hear the latest developments in charitable planning that will help you inspire your donors to give.

Thirty industry experts will motivate you with 48 breakout sessions and six tracks at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center Hotel in Chicago:

  • Maximizing Success
  • Building Relationships
  • Working as a Team
  • Learning the Techniques
  • Mastering Fundamentals
  • Excelling at Marketing

Conference Price: $595

Group Price: $395 (3 or more from the same organization)

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Following the conference, don't miss our training seminars:

  • Multichannel Marketing
  • Intro Seminar
  • Advanced Seminar

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Sarah Durham

Sarah Durham
President, Big Duck

Sarah founded Big Duck in 1994 to help nonprofits increase their visibility, raise money, and achieve their missions. Today, Big Duck is the leading communications firm that works exclusively with nonprofits to help them raise money.

Jeff Comfort

Jeff Comfort
VP of Principal Gifts & Gift Planning, Oregon State University Foundation

Jeff Comfort is well known in the gift planning field. He served 18 years at Georgetown University, where he oversaw university-wide gift planning efforts resulting in approximately $500 million of gift commitments and receipts in his tenure.

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2015 PPGC Highlights

Did you miss last year’s Practical Planned Giving Conference? ClickTap the images to take a look back at PPGC 2015:

Crescendo President & CEO Charles Schultz
Molly Martin (Crescendo) with clients
Judy Cash (McIntire) & Frank Nico (Christian B. Network)
Jacob Norlock (Crescendo) with client
Kristen Schultz & Catherine Spear (Crescendo)
Denita Morin (Boys & Girls Clubs of America)
Kristin Cameron & Holly Koenig (Crescendo)
Nancy Cozart (Washington Regional Medical Center)
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