A Call for Presentations Submission Process
The National Capital Gift Planning Council (NCGPC), seeks creative presentations for its 26th Planned Giving Days annual conference. The audience includes 200-250 professional fundraisers, primarily gift planners, as well as a smaller number of allied professionals such as estate attorneys, financial planners, and wealth managers with a charitable focus. Among fundraisers, years of experience varies widely, as does the size of the organization the fundraiser represents. Additionally, all of the nonprofit sectors will be represented: Arts, Health, Social Services, Religious, Poverty Relief, Education, Environment, Emergency Relief, etc. NCGPC proudly offers high-quality educational programming on a range of topics and networking opportunities for professional success.
Following is the schedule for the call for presentations:
- November 27, 2017, deadline for submissions;
- January 5, 2018, submitters notified whether they have been selected;
- January 31, 2018, conference schedule announced.
The conference will be comprised of the following four concurrent educational tracks:
- Fundamentals–Introduction of planned giving fundamentals for professionals with 0-2 years of experience
- Donor Relations–Best practices in planned giving prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship
- Communications and Marketing–From tried and true to cutting edge, ideas that work for every size organization
- Advanced–Challenging the status quo with fresh ideas and technical concepts for seasoned professionals with 5-10 (or more) years of experience
All breakout track sessions will be one hour long and may include some method of participant interaction. We expect presenters to create a dynamic, lively, provocative, and engaging experience for conference attendees. Some preferred topics of interest for the 2018 conference include the following:
- Advisor Networks
- Annual Funds and Endowments
- Blended Giving
- Branding/Marketing and Fundraising Integration
- Board and Leadership Development
- Capital Campaigns
- Data, Reporting, Analytics, Modeling
- Deferred and Complex Gifts (annuities, bequests, life insurance, trusts)
- Digital Media
- Direct Mail
- Donor Acquisition, Retention, Cultivation, Reactivation
- Donor Advised Funds / Private Foundations
- Economic or Legislative Forecast
- Emerging Channels (media or crowdfunding)
- Gifts of Non-Cash Assets (real estate, stock, personal property, business interests)
- Impact Investing
- International Fundraising Perspectives
- IRA Charitable Rollover
- Making the Ask
- Major Giving
- Monthly Giving
- Planned Giving
- Recognition Societies and Donor Stewardship
- Recruiting, Motivating and Retaining Top Talent
- Securing the Visit
- Social Media
- Special Events
- Storytelling / Creative Strategy
- Tax Rules for Charitable Giving
- PG Days educational sessions are noncommercial forums. We prohibit selling or promoting products or services. If you are a consultant, we encourage you to have a client or nonprofit representative co-present with you.
- There is a limit of two presenters per session. For panels, there is a limit of five presenters including the moderator (one) and panelists (four).
- Sensitivity to diversity (including racial/ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, and disabilities) is extremely important. Tailor your presentations accordingly.
- Presentations will be evaluated based on relevance, importance, originality, and upon the speaker’s related knowledge and experience.