Results-Focused
& Data Driven

The Future of Major and
Planned Gifts is Here

Identify, Reach & Motivate your best donors to give. Take the next step in major and planned giving at Crescendo's Practical Planned Giving Conference.

On September 23-24, 2019, explore the latest developments in charitable planning that will help drive your major and planned gifts programs to new frontiers.

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

Watch our PPGC 2019 Video to Learn More

Conference Price: $695
Early Bird Price: $645 until June 30
Group Price: $495 (3 or more from the same organization)

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Keynote Speakers

Amy Eisenstein

Amy Eisenstein

Fundraising Consultant

Keynote: Happiness, Habits and Major Gift Fundraising: Strategies to Help You Survive and Thrive

Do you ever feel insecure about raising major and planned gifts? Do you have trouble keeping in touch with donors, maintaining a reliable schedule of solicitations or making the time for cultivation? Do you want to build your confidence and feel inspired? If so, you will not want to miss Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE, as she shares stories and insight on working with major and planned giving donors, building relationships and staying motivated as you work toward changing the world through philanthropy. More »

Pete Sommerfeld

Pete Sommerfeld

Philanthropic Advisor,
Oregon Health & Science University Foundation

Keynote: It's Taken a While, But I Think I'm Beginning to Get It

Just as the most meaningful donor relationships take time to develop, our understanding of and appreciation for this work we do takes time to develop (particularly for those of us who are slow learners). In this session I hope to share some reflections on my time in this work and the understanding and appreciation that has crystalized over the years. More »

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