Friday, November 22, 2013

Letters to a Young Gift Planner

In 1903, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke answered letters from 19-year-old Franz Kappus, who hoped to become a poet himself. Kappus published Rilke's advice in Letters to a Young Poet, a book that is less about writing and more about living like a poet. At this year's National Conference on Philanthropic Planning, staff of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning ( followed Rilke's lead and asked a room full of experienced charitable planners what advice they'd give to young people beginning careers as nonprofit gift planners or as estate and financial planners who advise philanthropists. This deck captures common threads in their responses. We invite you to share it with young people whom you feel would be great philanthropy advocates and guides.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

2013 NCPP Wraps Up

Attendees at the 2013 NCPP Opening Dinner
Over 750 gift planning professionals from across the nation convened in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota for three days of education, networking, and lasting memories during the 2013 National Conference on Philanthropic Planning, October 15-17. 

Twitter was abuzz with attendee and exhibitor interaction. Attendees really enjoyed seeing their tweets on the Tweetwall in front of registration. Exhibitors held a friendly competition of who could be at the top of the leader board. 

2013 NCPP Photos - View Now

Take a peek at your colleagues during the conference. See shots from the opening dinner and keynote with Kevin Kling, breakout speakers, and receptions.

2013 NCPP Storify - View Now
Want to see what happened at the conference? Or just take a look at at a run down day-by-day as attendees and exhibitors interacted online. 

2013 NCPP Speaker Papers - Log in Now
Many speakers have made their papers available. All 2013 NCPP attendees can gain access to these papers through the PPP Community online. And remember, now all current PPP members can access the 2012 NCPP speaker papers in the Community. To see 10 years of conference papers, just click the Library tab on any page in the e-community and select the National Conference Archive folder.

If you're not familiar with Ignite, this presentation style is focused on enlightening the audience, but quick. Each presenter had exactly five minutes to share an idea, passion, or experience that keeps them excited about their work, using only 20 presentation slides that auto-advanced every 15 seconds. The room was packed! Click on the links below to see photos or a video of the presentation and get enlightened...quick.

Everything I Know About Philanthropy I Learned in a Dumpster
Phil Cubeta, Wallace Chair in Philanthropy - The American College

Life's Little Cliches through the Lens of Fundraising

Karen Cooper, Director of Principal Gifts - Plan International USA

Technology That Doesn't Kill Us Helps Us Raise More Planned Gifts

Gary Pforzheimer, President - PG Calc

Personalized Philanthropy After the Fall

Steve Meyers, Vice President, Center for Personalized Philanthropy - American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science

Mark your calendars now for the 2014 NCPP, October 14-16 in Anaheim, California.