Your major donors hold 90% of their wealth in non-cash assets. Yet, many donors typically give cash and gift officers may hesitate to ask. Join us for this session to learn the key questions for you and your team to ask donors about these types of gifts, and how to secure them. Plus, strategies for guiding your donors to complete both current and legacy non-cash gifts.
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January 7th, 2021
Breakout Session #1
1. Reporting your Organization's Impact 2. How to convert new donors to major donors 3. The Asking Process 4. How to get new donors
Breakout Session #2
1. TDS 101 2. Getting more out of your board 3. How to cultivate donors in a virtual world 4. Keeping your Strategic Plan Flexible and Nimble
Ted Rodgers, Executive Consultant & Chief Consulting Officer with The FOCUS Group, is a respected expert in fund development and philanthropy. His areas of expertise include major donor strategies, financial management, strategic planning, board development and estate and asset gift planning. He earned a B.A. in Economics from Wheaton College and an M.A. in Educational Administration from Ball State University. Ted was granted an honorary doctorate from Moscow Theological Seminary in 2009. Widely respected as a presenter at professional meetings, he has been a member of several higher education accreditation teams. His executive leadership experience includes serving as Senior Vice President at Trinity International University, Executive Vice President at Northern Seminary and Executive Director/CEO of Russian Leadership Ministries. He is currently a Trustee and immediate past board chair at Northern Seminary. Ted and his wife, Debbie, divide their time between the beautiful North Woods of Wisconsin and Bradenton, Florida.
Bradford Gornto, President of Gornto Law, earned his undergraduate degree (marketing) from Florida State University in 1995, his law degree (J.D.) from the University of Florida College of Law in 1998, and his Masters in Taxation (LL.M.) from the University of Miami School of Law in 2000. In addition to his successful law practice, Brad is also the Founder and active President of a separate charitable planned giving consulting firm, Effectual Giving, LLC. Effectual Giving, LLC services the planned giving needs of universities, Christian faith-based charities, hospital systems, specialized local government entities, as well as philanthropic families, professional athletes & public figures. Brad’s current volunteer service includes: (i) member of the Florida State University Foundation, Inc. Planned Giving Advisory Council in Tallahassee, Florida; (ii) member of the Board of Directors for Charitable Gift Planners of Central Florida. Brad is also an active member of his local church, Riverbend Community Church, and volunteers with various local Christian ministries. Most importantly, Brad has been happily married for over 16 years to his incredible wife, Cindy, and together they are raising their four wonderful children, Bryce, Owen, Joel and Daisy.