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NDANO offers live in-person and online learning opportunities for nonprofits, often with partners. Members receive discounted rates on all NDANO events. All times are Central unless otherwise indicated.

Do you have a learning opportunity or event for North Dakota nonprofits to add to our calendar? Email NDANO with the details.

Planned Giving 101

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
12:00 pm1:30 pm
NDANO Partnership Webinar Series
Planned Giving 101

Presenter: Maine Association of Nonprofits (MANP)
Cost: NDANO Members $89
      Nonmembers $139

This is a two-part online series that takes place on Wednesdays, March 10 and March 17. The deadline for registration is March 8.

It’s easy to find yourself paralyzed by the complexities and minutiae of complicated planned giving vehicles – and to become convinced that planned giving is way beyond your reach. But really, it’s not.

This two-part virtual workshop helps even the smallest shops focus on ways to effectively and efficiently “get in the game” with planned giving. We will avoid the arcane detail of the more complex planned gifts and will instead focus on basic action steps for developing a planned giving strategy that works for your organization. We’ll help participants develop an appreciation for the fundamental difference between a donor’s income and assets, and how to focus on the most likely and simpler planned gifts that will convert those assets into gifts for your organization. We’ll also discuss how to make your organization “a planned giving kind of place.”

Participants will develop an understanding of the financial and psychological motivations for donors, and how – even if you are a small nonprofit – you can create and develop a successful and impactful planned giving program that can complement and enhance your annual fundraising efforts.

OTHER NOTES: Both sessions will be recorded and will made available to all registered participants for 30 days after the event. Participants who are unable to attend will have access to all materials.

Speakerr: Al Cantor
Cantor is principal of Alan Cantor Consulting LLC, based in Concord, New Hampshire. He works with nonprofit organizations on issues of resource development, strategic planning, governance, and executive leadership. Prior to starting his consulting business in 2012, Al had thirty years of staff experience in the nonprofit sector as a CEO and development director.
Al is a prolific writer and presenter about the nonprofit world. He is a frequent contributor to The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Harvard Business Review, and other national journals. His blog has attracted a diverse national audience, and he has been cited as an expert on charitable issues in media outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Atlantic, ProPublica, Vanity Fair, and National Public Radio.