PG Calc Events Calendar

The Events Calendar lists opportunities for you to see PG Calc at conferences, hear us give speeches, learn from one of our software trainings, orientations, and of course our industry-leading webinars.

You can change the dates to narrow or expand the events shown below, choose a particular category of events or filter by topic.  More information is available if you expand any given event or you can expand all events shown using that button. 

January 2023

Tue 01/03

PG Calc will be attending the Delaware County Estate Planning Council on January 10, 2023. Julia Boerth, PG Calc's Director of Gift Administration, will be presenting “Charitable Giving with Complicated Assets” along with Trisha Hall, Esquire of Connolly Gallagher.

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PG Calc will be attending the Delaware County Estate Planning Council on  January 10, 2023. Julia Boerth, PG Calc's Director of Gift Administration, will be presenting “Charitable Giving with Complicated Assets” along with Trisha Hall, Esquire of Connolly Gallagher.

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Tuesday, January 03, 05:00 PM-07:30 PM ET
The Media Townehouse, Media, PA, Philadelphia, PA, 19103
Thu 01/05

This complimentary class is for experienced PGM clients familiar with the desktop software who are making the transition to the new PGM Anywhere web-based version.  The class covers the differences between the two systems, and will show the experienced gift planner how to use PGM Anywhere.  

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This complimentary class is for experienced PGM clients familiar with the desktop software who are making the transition to the new PGM Anywhere web-based version.  The class covers the differences between the two systems, and will show the experienced gift planner how to use PGM Anywhere.  

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Thursday, January 05, 01:00 PM-02:30 PM ET
Thu 01/05

GiftWrap Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our planned gift administration software. The session covers entering gifts and linking them to donors, beneficiaries, and advisors, as well as an overview of GiftWrap's extensive reporting capabilities.

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GiftWrap Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our planned gift administration software. The session covers entering gifts and linking them to donors, beneficiaries, and advisors. An overview of GiftWrap's extensive reporting includes a look at summaries, projected remainder amounts, FASB liabilities, and CGA state compliance. We touch upon handling payments, producing 1099-Rs, and updating market values. This overview helps you understand which GiftWrap functions are most useful for your program and gets you started using GiftWrap.

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Thursday, January 05, 02:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Tue 01/10

PGM Anywhere Orientations are designed to help get you and your staff up and running on PGM Anywhere.  This session covers how to access and customize the software as well as how to produce a gift illustration. 

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PGM Anywhere Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our web-based gift planning software. We’ll cover how to access PGM Anywhere from a supported web browser, how to enter organization information, set up user accounts, and customize the software. In addition, you’ll learn how to create a charitable gift annuity illustration. Sign up now so that you can begin using PGM Anywhere. 

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Tuesday, January 10, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM ET
Thu 01/12

Perhaps you've heard? As of January 1, donors can now use a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from their IRA to fund a gift annuity or charitable remainder trust! But before you start discussing these new gift options with your donors, or adding them to your marketing plan, there are a lot of details to master first. In this FREE webinar, Kara Morin, PG Calc Director of Client Services, will talk through the requirements and limitations that apply to the new QCD options. She will also share our answers to the many practical questions our clients are asking us and review other changes in the new law that likely will affect the size and timing of some QCD gifts. Kara's formal presentation will last about 30 minutes. The rest of the hour, she and other PG Calc experts will answer questions from the audience.

You can access the recording and slides here.

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Perhaps you've heard? As of January 1, donors can now use a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from their IRA to fund a gift annuity or charitable remainder trust! But before you start discussing these new gift options with your donors, or adding them to your marketing plan, there are a lot of details to master first. In this FREE webinar, Kara Morin, PG Calc Director of Client Services, will talk through the requirements and limitations that apply to the new QCD options. She will also share our answers to the many practical questions our clients are asking us and review other changes in the new law that likely will affect the size and timing of some QCD gifts. Kara's formal presentation will last about 30 minutes. The rest of the hour, she and other PG Calc experts will answer questions from the audience. 

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Thursday, January 12, 02:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Tue 01/17-Wed 01/18

This class will provide an in depth demonstration of our web-based PGM Anywhere software in the context of learning about and modeling gift annuities. We will use case study examples to illustrate various types of gift annuities while discovering the robust calculation and detailed documentation features of this gift planning software. This class will be taught remotely.

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Who can benefit from this class?

Prior knowledge of planned giving is helpful, but you can benefit from this class if you are new to planned giving. No prior experience with our software is required, and no advance preparation for the course is necessary.

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to PGM Anywhere
  • Gift Annuities – Immediate, Deferred and Flexible Deferred
  • Create Gift Annuity Proposals and Agreements
  • NEW: QCD to fund CGA (Legacy IRA Act)

Schedule for the Day

  • The session runs from 1:00pm to 3:00pm ET on Tuesday, January 17 and Wednesday, January 18. There will be a short break at 2:00pm on each day.
  • Please sign in by 12:50pm ET so that the session may begin on time.

For information on policies on cancellations, complaints or refunds, please contact Michael Heep at 888-474-2252.

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Tuesday, January 17, 01:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Wednesday, January 18, 01:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Online (Note: class will be from 1:00pm - 3:00pm ET each day)

Cost is $195 per attendee. Registrants will receive login information prior to the training.

Fri 01/20

Bequest Manager Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our bequest administration database. The session covers entering different types of bequests, associating them with donors and advisors, and tracking bequest gifts from intention through final distribution.

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Bequest Manager Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our bequest administration database. The session covers entering different types of bequests, associating them with donors and advisors, and tracking bequest gifts from intention through final distribution.

An overview of Bequest Manager's extensive reporting includes a look at summaries, transactions, projected values for future gifts, and expected distributions reports. This orientation helps you understand which Bequest Manager functions are most useful for your program and gets you started using Bequest Manager.

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Friday, January 20, 02:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Wed 01/25

PGM Anywhere Orientations are designed to help get you and your staff up and running on PGM Anywhere.  This session covers how to access and customize the software as well as how to produce a gift illustration. 

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PGM Anywhere Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our web-based gift planning software. We’ll cover how to access PGM Anywhere from a supported web browser, how to enter organization information, set up user accounts, and customize the software. In addition, you’ll learn how to create a charitable gift annuity illustration. Sign up now so that you can begin using PGM Anywhere. 

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Wednesday, January 25, 02:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Thu 01/26

Did you know most people give a gift to their favorite charity through their estate that is larger than all their lifetime gifts to that charity combined? Unfortunately, many fundraisers fear a bequest conversation means talking about death, dying, and cutting the kids out of an inheritance. Who wants to do that? In this webinar, Anne Melvin, Senior Learning Consultant to Harvard University’s central fundraising operation and Principal of Dynamic Fundraising Training, will help you reframe your understanding of the bequest ask, learn ways to talk about bequests, and arm you with the kind of knowledge that will help you make the bequest discussion a positive, life-affirming experience.

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Did you know most people give a gift to their favorite charity through their estate that is larger than all their lifetime gifts to that charity combined? Unfortunately, many fundraisers fear a bequest conversation means talking about death, dying, and cutting the kids out of an inheritance. Who wants to do that? In this webinar, Anne Melvin, Senior Learning Consultant to Harvard University’s central fundraising operation and Principal of Dynamic Fundraising Training, will help you reframe your understanding of the bequest ask, learn ways to talk about bequests, and arm you with the kind of knowledge that will help you make the bequest discussion a positive, life-affirming experience.

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Thursday, January 26, 01:00 PM-02:00 PM ET

February 2023

Thu 02/02

This complimentary class is for experienced PGM clients familiar with the desktop software who are making the transition to the new PGM Anywhere web-based version.  The class covers the differences between the two systems, and will show the experienced gift planner how to use PGM Anywhere.  

Learn More

This complimentary class is for experienced PGM clients familiar with the desktop software who are making the transition to the new PGM Anywhere web-based version.  The class covers the differences between the two systems, and will show the experienced gift planner how to use PGM Anywhere.  

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Thursday, February 02, 01:00 PM-02:30 PM ET
Tue 02/07

PGM Anywhere Orientations are designed to help get you and your staff up and running on PGM Anywhere.  This session covers how to access and customize the software as well as how to produce a gift illustration. 

Learn More

PGM Anywhere Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our web-based gift planning software. We’ll cover how to access PGM Anywhere from a supported web browser, how to enter organization information, set up user accounts, and customize the software. In addition, you’ll learn how to create a charitable gift annuity illustration. Sign up now so that you can begin using PGM Anywhere. 

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Tuesday, February 07, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM ET
Tue 02/07

GiftWrap Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our planned gift administration software. The session covers entering gifts and linking them to donors, beneficiaries, and advisors, as well as an overview of GiftWrap's extensive reporting capabilities.

Learn More

GiftWrap Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our planned gift administration software. The session covers entering gifts and linking them to donors, beneficiaries, and advisors. An overview of GiftWrap's extensive reporting includes a look at summaries, projected remainder amounts, FASB liabilities, and CGA state compliance. We touch upon handling payments, producing 1099-Rs, and updating market values. This overview helps you understand which GiftWrap functions are most useful for your program and gets you started using GiftWrap.

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Tuesday, February 07, 02:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Wed 02/08-Thu 02/09

This class will provide an in depth demonstration of our web-based PGM Anywhere software in the context of learning about and modeling charitable remainder trusts (CRTs). We will use case study examples to illustrate various types of CRTs while discovering the robust calculation and detailed documentation features of this gift planning software. This class will be taught remotely.

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Who can benefit from this class?

Prior knowledge of planned giving is helpful, but you can benefit from this class if you are new to planned giving. No prior experience with our software is required, and no advance preparation for the course is necessary.

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to PGM Anywhere
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts – Regular, Net Income, Net Income with Makeup, and FLIP Unitrusts plus Annuity Trusts
  • Create Proposals and Projections

Schedule for the Day

  • The session runs from 1:00pm to 3:00pm ET on Wednesday, February 8 and Thursday, February 9. There will be a short break at 2:00pm on each day.
  • Please sign in by 12:50pm ET so that the session may begin on time.

For information on policies on cancellations, complaints or refunds, please contact Michael Heep at 888-474-2252.

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Wednesday, February 08, 01:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Thursday, February 09, 01:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Online (Note: class will be from 1:00pm - 3:00pm ET each day)

Cost is $195 per attendee. Registrants will receive login information prior to the training.

Tue 02/14

Gain invaluable hands-on experience using case study examples to illustrate gift options while discovering the powerful and effective features of your gift planning software. This class is taught using the web-based version, PGM Anywhere.

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Who can benefit from this class?

Prior knowledge of planned giving is helpful, but you can benefit from this class if you are new to planned giving. No prior experience with our PGM Anywhere software is required, and no advance preparation for the course is necessary. 

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to PGM Anywhere
  • Gift Annuities - Immediate and Deferred
  • Create Basic Gift Annuity Proposals
  • NEW: QCD to fund CGA (Legacy IRA Act)
  • Introduction to Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Create Trust Proposals

Schedule for the Day

  • The session runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Two 15-minute breaks, morning and afternoon, with an hour for lunch on your own at noon.
  • Continental breakfast will be provided before the start of the session and refreshments during breaks.
  • Please be in the room by 8:45 am so that the session may begin on time.

Full participation in the PGM Anywhere Introductory course is approved for 5.5 points in Category 1 .B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification. 

For questions or cancellations, please contact Michael Heep at 888-474-2252.

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Tuesday, February 14, 09:00 AM-04:00 PM ET

Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Times Square, 1033 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10018, 212-786-0007.

Hotel rooms will be available at a discounted group rate of $199/night until December 30. Please use the following link to book your hotel room: Book your group rate for PG CALC Incorporated 

COVID Policy: Our expectation is that each attendee tests negative for COVID within 24 hours of training. This protocol is always subject to change, and we will notify all trainees of any substantive changes prior to the sessions. 

A Windows-compatible laptop is recommended, but not required. Login to the software will be provided for use in class if needed. PG Calc offers laptop rentals for an additional $150/day.

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Wed 02/15

This full-day seminar explores gift planning beyond the basics. We will review advanced gift planning techniques including retained life estates, charitable lead trusts, and estate planning models using the flexible functionality of Planned Giving Manager. This class is taught using both the desktop version of PGM and the web-based version, PGM Anywhere.

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Who can benefit from this class?


The advanced session presumes a basic familiarity with planned gift arrangements either through attending our introductory session or prior experience. We also assume a similar familiarity with Planned Giving Manager software through work experience or our introductory training. Advance preparation for the course is not necessary.

Topics Covered:

We will relate estate and financial planning concepts such as capital gain, transfer taxes, and qualified retirement plans to charitable gift planning. We will cover Retained Life Estates, Testamentary Remainder Trusts, Lead Trusts, and Estate Planning Models using both the desktop version of PGM and the web-based version, PGM Anywhere.

  • Create a Charitable Remainder Unitrust Proposal with a Flip Provision
  • Model Non-Grantor Lead Trust
  • Calculate gift taxes on life income plans
  • Create a Retained Life Estate Proposal
  • Testamentary Gifts of Retirement Plans

Schedule for the Day

  • The session runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Two 15-minute breaks, morning and afternoon, with an hour for lunch on your own at noon.
  • Continental breakfast will be provided before the start of the session and refreshments during breaks.
  • Please be in the room by 8:45 am so that the session may begin on time.

Full participation in the PGM Anywhere Advanced course is approved for 5.5 points in Category 1 .B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification. 

For questions or cancellations, please contact Michael Heep at 888-474-2252.

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Wednesday, February 15, 09:00 AM-04:00 PM ET

Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Times Square, 1033 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10018, 212-786-0007.

Hotel rooms will be available at a discounted group rate of $199/night until December 30. Please use the following link to book your hotel room: Book your group rate for PG CALC Incorporated 

COVID Policy: Our expectation is that each attendee tests negative for COVID within 24 hours of training. This protocol is always subject to change, and we will notify all trainees of any substantive changes prior to the sessions. 

A Windows-compatible laptop is recommended, but not required. Login for the software will be provided for use in class if needed. PG Calc offers laptop rentals for an additional $150/day.

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Wed 02/15

Bequest Manager Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our bequest administration database. The session covers entering different types of bequests, associating them with donors and advisors, and tracking bequest gifts from intention through final distribution.

Learn More

Bequest Manager Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our bequest administration database. The session covers entering different types of bequests, associating them with donors and advisors, and tracking bequest gifts from intention through final distribution.

An overview of Bequest Manager's extensive reporting includes a look at summaries, transactions, projected values for future gifts, and expected distributions reports. This orientation helps you understand which Bequest Manager functions are most useful for your program and gets you started using Bequest Manager.

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Wednesday, February 15, 02:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Wed 02/22

PGM Anywhere Orientations are designed to help get you and your staff up and running on PGM Anywhere.  This session covers how to access and customize the software as well as how to produce a gift illustration. 

Learn More

PGM Anywhere Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our web-based gift planning software. We’ll cover how to access PGM Anywhere from a supported web browser, how to enter organization information, set up user accounts, and customize the software. In addition, you’ll learn how to create a charitable gift annuity illustration. Sign up now so that you can begin using PGM Anywhere. 

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Wednesday, February 22, 02:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Thu 02/23

The increase of the IRS Discount Rate over the last year is unprecedented. From 2009 through 2021, this rate stayed within a narrow range from very low to record-breaking low levels. Since then, it’s been tied to a rocket ship going straight up. Now what? In this webinar, we will explore how the dramatic increase in the IRS discount rate over the past year has affected the benefits of gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and the other split-interest gift plans. How might you want to modify how you describe the benefits of each plan? Which ones should you emphasize in your marketing and one-on-one discussions with donors? Are there gift plans that have been given new life? We will address these questions and more during our hour together.

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The increase of the IRS Discount Rate over the last year is unprecedented. From 2009 through 2021, this rate stayed within a narrow range from very low to record-breaking low levels. Since then, it’s been tied to a rocket ship going straight up. Now what? In this webinar, we will explore how the dramatic increase in the IRS discount rate over the past year has affected the benefits of gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and the other split-interest gift plans. How might you want to modify how you describe the benefits of each plan? Which ones should you emphasize in your marketing and one-on-one discussions with donors? Are there gift plans that have been given new life? We will address these questions and more during our hour together.

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Thursday, February 23, 01:00 PM-02:00 PM ET

March 2023

Wed 03/01-Thu 03/02

Charitable lead trusts, while rarely consummated, remain a topic of lively conversation amongst gift planners and professional advisors. Despite recent changes in transfer taxes that have greatly reduced the number of taxable estates, today’s planned giving professionals should have a basic level of understanding and comfort with the lead trust concept. This class will work through several examples of lead trusts, giving the attendee a general sense of when the lead trust makes sense, and when it does not.

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Charitable lead trusts, while rarely consummated, remain a topic of lively conversation among gift planners and professional advisors. Despite recent changes in transfer taxes that have greatly reduced the number of taxable estates, today’s planned giving professionals should have a basic level of understanding and comfort with the lead trust concept. This class will work through several examples of lead trusts, giving the attendee a general sense of when the lead trust makes sense, and when it does not.

Who can benefit from this class?

This class is designed for planned giving professionals, estate planners, and trust officers who want to explore the details and varieties of this unusual gift vehicle. Participants should have some level of experience or familiarity in planned giving and / or estate planning. Advance preparation for the course is not necessary.

Topics Covered:

  • Grantor, non-grantor, and super grantor lead trusts, balloon and “Shark Fin” lead trusts
  • Gift and estate taxation
  • Income taxation
  • Generation skipping taxes
  • Asset selection
  • Investment considerations, and
  • Inter-vivos and testamentary lead trusts.

Schedule for the Day

  • The session runs from 1:00pm to 4:00pm ET on Wednesday, March 1 and Thursday, March 2. There will be a short break at 2:30pm on each day.
  • Please sign in by 12:50pm ET so that the session may begin on time.

For information on policies on cancellations, complaints or refunds, please contact Michael Heep at 888-474-2252.

 

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Wednesday, March 01, 01:00 PM-04:00 PM ET
Thursday, March 02, 01:00 PM-04:00 PM ET
Online (Note: class will be from 1:00pm - 4:00pm ET each day)

Cost is $295 per attendee. Registrants will receive login information prior to the training.

Tue 03/07

PGM Anywhere Orientations are designed to help get you and your staff up and running on PGM Anywhere.  This session covers how to access and customize the software as well as how to produce a gift illustration. 

Learn More

PGM Anywhere Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our web-based gift planning software. We’ll cover how to access PGM Anywhere from a supported web browser, how to enter organization information, set up user accounts, and customize the software. In addition, you’ll learn how to create a charitable gift annuity illustration. Sign up now so that you can begin using PGM Anywhere. 

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Tuesday, March 07, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM ET
Tue 03/14

This complimentary class is for experienced PGM clients familiar with the desktop software who are making the transition to the new PGM Anywhere web-based version.  The class covers the differences between the two systems, and will show the experienced gift planner how to use PGM Anywhere.  

Learn More

This complimentary class is for experienced PGM clients familiar with the desktop software who are making the transition to the new PGM Anywhere web-based version.  The class covers the differences between the two systems, and will show the experienced gift planner how to use PGM Anywhere.  

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Tuesday, March 14, 01:00 PM-02:30 PM ET
Tue 03/14

GiftWrap Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our planned gift administration software. The session covers entering gifts and linking them to donors, beneficiaries, and advisors, as well as an overview of GiftWrap's extensive reporting capabilities.

Learn More

GiftWrap Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our planned gift administration software. The session covers entering gifts and linking them to donors, beneficiaries, and advisors. An overview of GiftWrap's extensive reporting includes a look at summaries, projected remainder amounts, FASB liabilities, and CGA state compliance. We touch upon handling payments, producing 1099-Rs, and updating market values. This overview helps you understand which GiftWrap functions are most useful for your program and gets you started using GiftWrap.

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Tuesday, March 14, 02:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Wed 03/15

Bequest Manager Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our bequest administration database. The session covers entering different types of bequests, associating them with donors and advisors, and tracking bequest gifts from intention through final distribution.

Learn More

Bequest Manager Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our bequest administration database. The session covers entering different types of bequests, associating them with donors and advisors, and tracking bequest gifts from intention through final distribution.

An overview of Bequest Manager's extensive reporting includes a look at summaries, transactions, projected values for future gifts, and expected distributions reports. This orientation helps you understand which Bequest Manager functions are most useful for your program and gets you started using Bequest Manager.

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Wednesday, March 15, 02:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Tue 03/21

PGM Anywhere Orientations are designed to help get you and your staff up and running on PGM Anywhere.  This session covers how to access and customize the software as well as how to produce a gift illustration. 

Learn More

PGM Anywhere Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our web-based gift planning software. We’ll cover how to access PGM Anywhere from a supported web browser, how to enter organization information, set up user accounts, and customize the software. In addition, you’ll learn how to create a charitable gift annuity illustration. Sign up now so that you can begin using PGM Anywhere. 

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Tuesday, March 21, 02:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Tue 03/28-Wed 03/29

This new 2 day (6 hours) ONLINE class introduces students to basic gift administration practices and how to use the features in GiftWrap to meet your organization's obligations to donors and beneficiaries. You will learn the best practices for data entry to help meet the needs of your development, business and finance offices.                       

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Who can benefit from this class?

This class is geared for new users as well as those with experience but no formal GiftWrap training. The goal of the class is to enable you to get the most out of the system, to work efficiently and accurately, and to administer gift annuities correctly. A brief overview of other gift types will be included. Note: This class will not cover FASB, Reserves, CashTrac or the administration of Pooled Income Fund gifts.   

Topics Covered:

  • Overview of GiftWrap functionality and structure
  • Focus on administration of Gift Annuities – Immediate, Deferred, Flexible Deferred, and Commuted Payment
  • Understanding the Record Death function and its effect on data and reporting
  • Payments and Taxes
  • Reporting

Schedule for the Day

  • The session runs from 1:00pm to 4:00pm ET on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29. There will be a short break at 2:30pm on each day.
  • Please sign in by 12:50pm ET so that the session may begin on time.

For information on cancellation policies, please contact Jen Wickham at 888-474-2252.

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Tuesday, March 28, 01:00 PM-04:00 PM ET
Wednesday, March 29, 01:00 PM-04:00 PM ET
ONLINE (Note: class will be from 1:00pm - 4:00pm ET each day)

Cost is $295 per attendee. Registrants will receive login information prior to the training.

Thu 03/30

Do you need advice on how to handle a tricky bequest situation? Are you new to the field and want guidance on what basic information you should receive as a bequest beneficiary? Do you wonder when to hire outside counsel and how to find an attorney to help with an uncooperative executor? Get all your bequest administration questions answered for free by Beth Ridout, Director of Estate Administration for The Nature Conservancy, where she and her team handle roughly 1,600 estate and trust administration files every year. She will be joined by two of her colleagues: Kay Pitches, Deputy Estate Administrator, who specializes in gifts of real estate, and Nancy Stroud, Estate Administrator, who handles all estate files that require hiring outside counsel.

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Do you need advice on how to handle a tricky bequest situation? Are you new to the field and want guidance on what basic information you should receive as a bequest beneficiary? Do you wonder when to hire outside counsel and how to find an attorney to help with an uncooperative executor? Get all your bequest administration questions answered for free by Beth Ridout, Director of Estate Administration for The Nature Conservancy, where she and her team handle roughly 1,600 estate and trust administration files every year. She will be joined by two of her colleagues: Kay Pitches, Deputy Estate Administrator, who specializes in gifts of real estate, and Nancy Stroud, Estate Administrator, who handles all estate files that require hiring outside counsel.

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Thursday, March 30, 01:00 PM-02:00 PM ET

April 2023

Tue 04/04

This complimentary class is for experienced PGM clients familiar with the desktop software who are making the transition to the new PGM Anywhere web-based version.  The class covers the differences between the two systems, and will show the experienced gift planner how to use PGM Anywhere.  

Learn More

This complimentary class is for experienced PGM clients familiar with the desktop software who are making the transition to the new PGM Anywhere web-based version.  The class covers the differences between the two systems, and will show the experienced gift planner how to use PGM Anywhere.  

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Tuesday, April 04, 01:00 PM-02:30 PM ET
Wed 04/05

GiftWrap Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our planned gift administration software. The session covers entering gifts and linking them to donors, beneficiaries, and advisors, as well as an overview of GiftWrap's extensive reporting capabilities.

Learn More

GiftWrap Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our planned gift administration software. The session covers entering gifts and linking them to donors, beneficiaries, and advisors. An overview of GiftWrap's extensive reporting includes a look at summaries, projected remainder amounts, FASB liabilities, and CGA state compliance. We touch upon handling payments, producing 1099-Rs, and updating market values. This overview helps you understand which GiftWrap functions are most useful for your program and gets you started using GiftWrap.

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Wednesday, April 05, 02:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Thu 04/06

PGM Anywhere Orientations are designed to help get you and your staff up and running on PGM Anywhere.  This session covers how to access and customize the software as well as how to produce a gift illustration. 

Learn More

PGM Anywhere Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our web-based gift planning software. We’ll cover how to access PGM Anywhere from a supported web browser, how to enter organization information, set up user accounts, and customize the software. In addition, you’ll learn how to create a charitable gift annuity illustration. Sign up now so that you can begin using PGM Anywhere. 

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Thursday, April 06, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM ET
Tue 04/11-Wed 04/12

This class will provide an in depth demonstration of our web-based PGM Anywhere software in the context of learning about and modeling gift annuities. We will use case study examples to illustrate various types of gift annuities while discovering the robust calculation and detailed documentation features of this gift planning software. This class will be taught remotely.

Learn More

Who can benefit from this class?

Prior knowledge of planned giving is helpful, but you can benefit from this class if you are new to planned giving. No prior experience with our software is required, and no advance preparation for the course is necessary.

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to PGM Anywhere
  • Gift Annuities – Immediate, Deferred and Flexible Deferred
  • Create Gift Annuity Proposals and Agreements
  • NEW: QCD to fund CGA (Legacy IRA Act)

Schedule for the Day

  • The session runs from 1:00pm to 3:00pm ET on Tuesday, April 11 and Wednesday, April 12. There will be a short break at 2:00pm on each day.
  • Please sign in by 12:50pm ET so that the session may begin on time.

For information on policies on cancellations, complaints or refunds, please contact Michael Heep at 888-474-2252.

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Tuesday, April 11, 01:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Wednesday, April 12, 01:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Online (Note: class will be from 1:00pm - 3:00pm ET each day)

Cost is $195 per attendee. Registrants will receive login information prior to the training.

Tue 04/18

PGM Anywhere Orientations are designed to help get you and your staff up and running on PGM Anywhere.  This session covers how to access and customize the software as well as how to produce a gift illustration. 

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PGM Anywhere Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our web-based gift planning software. We’ll cover how to access PGM Anywhere from a supported web browser, how to enter organization information, set up user accounts, and customize the software. In addition, you’ll learn how to create a charitable gift annuity illustration. Sign up now so that you can begin using PGM Anywhere. 

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Tuesday, April 18, 02:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Wed 04/19

Bequest Manager Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our bequest administration database. The session covers entering different types of bequests, associating them with donors and advisors, and tracking bequest gifts from intention through final distribution.

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Bequest Manager Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our bequest administration database. The session covers entering different types of bequests, associating them with donors and advisors, and tracking bequest gifts from intention through final distribution.

An overview of Bequest Manager's extensive reporting includes a look at summaries, transactions, projected values for future gifts, and expected distributions reports. This orientation helps you understand which Bequest Manager functions are most useful for your program and gets you started using Bequest Manager.

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Wednesday, April 19, 02:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Tue 04/25-Wed 04/26

This class covers GiftWrap’s more advanced reporting capabilities including Projected Remainder Amounts, Gift Annuity Reserves, and FASB Liabilities.  In addition, the class covers the CashTrac function which allows the market value of each individual gift annuity in an investment pool to be tracked, and discusses how GiftWrap reports use this information to help you understand the health of your program.

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This class covers GiftWrap’s more advanced reporting capabilities including Projected Remainder Amounts, Gift Annuity Reserves, and FASB Liabilities. In addition, the class covers the CashTrac function which allows the market value of each individual gift annuity in an investment pool to be tracked, and discusses how GiftWrap reports use this information to help you understand the health of your program.

This class is intended for users with some familiarity with GiftWrap as well as finance officers and others who are recipients of the report information. Basics such as data entry, record death, payments and taxes are covered in the separate Fundamentals class.

Schedule for the Day

  • The session runs from 1:00pm to 3:00pm ET on Tuesday, April 25 and Wednesday, April 26. There will be a short break at 2:00pm on each day.
  • Please sign in by 12:50pm ET so that the session may begin on time.

For information on cancellation policies, please contact Jen Wickham at 888-474-2252.

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Tuesday, April 25, 01:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Wednesday, April 26, 01:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
ONLINE (Note: class will be from 1:00pm - 3:00pm ET each day)

Cost is $195 per attendee. Registrants will receive login information prior to the training.

Thu 04/27

Your donor is considering whether to establish a charitable remainder trust. What are the questions that need to be addressed early in the decision-making process? What calculations and projections should you provide? And what are the next steps when they say YES? Kara Morin and Jeffrey Frye will draw on their 50+ years of combined experience in planned giving to walk you through the key steps that must be completed by the charity, the trustee, and the donor, to bring the gift to fruition. This fast-moving webinar will outline best practices for fundraisers and administrators, and will walk attendees through the entire process, including steps on flip trusts funded with real estate. We’ll go from soup to nuts – starting with the initial conversation and going all the way to the trust’s first tax filing.

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Your donor is considering whether to establish a charitable remainder trust. What are the questions that need to be addressed early in the decision-making process? What calculations and projections should you provide? And what are the next steps when they say YES? Kara Morin and Jeffrey Frye will draw on their 50+ years of combined experience in planned giving to walk you through the key steps that must be completed by the charity, the trustee, and the donor, to bring the gift to fruition. This fast-moving webinar will outline best practices for fundraisers and administrators, and will walk attendees through the entire process, including steps on flip trusts funded with real estate. We’ll go from soup to nuts – starting with the initial conversation and going all the way to the trust’s first tax filing.

 

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Thursday, April 27, 01:00 PM-02:00 PM ET

May 2023

Wed 05/03

GiftWrap Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our planned gift administration software. The session covers entering gifts and linking them to donors, beneficiaries, and advisors, as well as an overview of GiftWrap's extensive reporting capabilities.

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GiftWrap Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our planned gift administration software. The session covers entering gifts and linking them to donors, beneficiaries, and advisors. An overview of GiftWrap's extensive reporting includes a look at summaries, projected remainder amounts, FASB liabilities, and CGA state compliance. We touch upon handling payments, producing 1099-Rs, and updating market values. This overview helps you understand which GiftWrap functions are most useful for your program and gets you started using GiftWrap.

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Wednesday, May 03, 02:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Thu 05/04
PGM Anywhere calculations and narratives export to Word easily, but editing them after export can be challenging. In this session, we will share what we've learned about editing PGM Anywhere presentations as efficiently as possible. 
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PGM Anywhere calculations and narratives export to Word easily, but editing them after export can be challenging. In this session, we will share what we've learned about editing PGM Anywhere presentations as efficiently as possible. 

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Thursday, May 04, 01:00 PM-02:30 PM ET
Tue 05/09

PGM Anywhere Orientations are designed to help get you and your staff up and running on PGM Anywhere.  This session covers how to access and customize the software as well as how to produce a gift illustration. 

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PGM Anywhere Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our web-based gift planning software. We’ll cover how to access PGM Anywhere from a supported web browser, how to enter organization information, set up user accounts, and customize the software. In addition, you’ll learn how to create a charitable gift annuity illustration. Sign up now so that you can begin using PGM Anywhere. 

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Tuesday, May 09, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM ET
Wed 05/10

Gain invaluable hands-on experience using case study examples to illustrate gift options while discovering the powerful and effective features of your gift planning software. This class is taught using the web-based version, PGM Anywhere.

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Who can benefit from this class?

Prior knowledge of planned giving is helpful, but you can benefit from this class if you are new to planned giving. No prior experience with our PGM Anywhere software is required, and no advance preparation for the course is necessary. 

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to PGM Anywhere
  • Gift Annuities - Immediate and Deferred
  • Create Basic Gift Annuity Proposals
  • NEW: QCD to fund CGA (Legacy IRA Act)
  • Introduction to Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Create Trust Proposals

Schedule for the Day

  • The session runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Two 15-minute breaks, morning and afternoon, with an hour for lunch on your own at noon.
  • Continental breakfast will be provided before the start of the session and refreshments during breaks.
  • Please be in the room by 8:45 am so that the session may begin on time.

Full participation in the PGM Anywhere Introductory course is approved for 5.5 points in Category 1 .B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification. 

For questions or cancellations, please contact Michael Heep at 888-474-2252.

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Wednesday, May 10, 09:00 AM-04:00 PM ET

Boston, MA (location TBD).

This class will be offered prior to the Planned Giving Group of New England (PGGNE) all-day conference on Friday, May 12.

COVID Policy: Our expectation is that each attendee tests negative for COVID within 24 hours of training. This protocol is always subject to change, and we will notify all trainees of any substantive changes prior to the sessions. 

A Windows-compatible laptop is recommended, but not required. Login to the software will be provided for use in class if needed. PG Calc offers laptop rentals for an additional $150/day.

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Thu 05/11

This full-day seminar explores gift planning beyond the basics. We will review advanced gift planning techniques including retained life estates, charitable lead trusts, and estate planning models using the flexible functionality of Planned Giving Manager. This class is taught using both the desktop version of PGM and the web-based version, PGM Anywhere.

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Who can benefit from this class?


The advanced session presumes a basic familiarity with planned gift arrangements either through attending our introductory session or prior experience. We also assume a similar familiarity with Planned Giving Manager software through work experience or our introductory training. Advance preparation for the course is not necessary.

Topics Covered:

We will relate estate and financial planning concepts such as capital gain, transfer taxes, and qualified retirement plans to charitable gift planning. We will cover Retained Life Estates, Testamentary Remainder Trusts, Lead Trusts, and Estate Planning Models using both the desktop version of PGM and the web-based version, PGM Anywhere.

  • Create a Charitable Remainder Unitrust Proposal with a Flip Provision
  • Model Non-Grantor Lead Trust
  • Calculate gift taxes on life income plans
  • Create a Retained Life Estate Proposal
  • Testamentary Gifts of Retirement Plans

Schedule for the Day

  • The session runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Two 15-minute breaks, morning and afternoon, with an hour for lunch on your own at noon.
  • Continental breakfast will be provided before the start of the session and refreshments during breaks.
  • Please be in the room by 8:45 am so that the session may begin on time.

Full participation in the PGM Anywhere Advanced course is approved for 5.5 points in Category 1 .B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification. 

For questions or cancellations, please contact Michael Heep at 888-474-2252.

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Thursday, May 11, 09:00 AM-04:00 PM ET

Boston, MA (location TBD).

This class will be offered prior to the Planned Giving Group of New England (PGGNE) all-day conference on Friday, May 12.

COVID Policy: Our expectation is that each attendee tests negative for COVID within 24 hours of training. This protocol is always subject to change, and we will notify all trainees of any substantive changes prior to the sessions. 

A Windows-compatible laptop is recommended, but not required. Login for the software will be provided for use in class if needed. PG Calc offers laptop rentals for an additional $150/day.

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Thu 05/18

Bequest Manager Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our bequest administration database. The session covers entering different types of bequests, associating them with donors and advisors, and tracking bequest gifts from intention through final distribution.

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Bequest Manager Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our bequest administration database. The session covers entering different types of bequests, associating them with donors and advisors, and tracking bequest gifts from intention through final distribution.

An overview of Bequest Manager's extensive reporting includes a look at summaries, transactions, projected values for future gifts, and expected distributions reports. This orientation helps you understand which Bequest Manager functions are most useful for your program and gets you started using Bequest Manager.

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Thursday, May 18, 02:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Wed 05/24

PGM Anywhere Orientations are designed to help get you and your staff up and running on PGM Anywhere.  This session covers how to access and customize the software as well as how to produce a gift illustration. 

Learn More

PGM Anywhere Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our web-based gift planning software. We’ll cover how to access PGM Anywhere from a supported web browser, how to enter organization information, set up user accounts, and customize the software. In addition, you’ll learn how to create a charitable gift annuity illustration. Sign up now so that you can begin using PGM Anywhere. 

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Wednesday, May 24, 02:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Thu 05/25

Many gift officers think immediately of a charitable gift annuity when a prospect starts talking about gifts that pay income. Some major and annual gift officers may think gift annuities are the only planned gifts that pay income! This is not true, of course, and while there are some situations where a gift annuity or a charitable remainder trust would both be appropriate, there are other situations where one or the other is clearly preferable. Factors to consider when deciding between a CGA and CRT include cost, assets to be used to fund the gift, desired number of income beneficiaries and duration of the arrangement, donor preferences and familiarity, and the risk tolerance of the charitable beneficiary. This webinar will help you quickly analyze a donor’s situation and feel confident you are suggesting the life income gift that will be best for your charity and for the donor.

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Many gift officers think immediately of a charitable gift annuity when a prospect starts talking about gifts that pay income.  Some major and annual gift officers may think gift annuities are the only planned gifts that pay income! This is not true, of course, and while there are some situations where a gift annuity or a charitable remainder trust would both be appropriate, there are other situations where one or the other is clearly preferable. Factors to consider when deciding between a CGA and CRT include cost, assets to be used to fund the gift, desired number of income beneficiaries and duration of the arrangement, donor preferences and familiarity, and the risk tolerance of the charitable beneficiary.  This webinar will help you quickly analyze a donor’s situation and feel confident you are suggesting the life income gift that will be best for your charity and for the donor.

 

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Thursday, May 25, 01:00 PM-02:00 PM ET

June 2023

Tue 06/06

This complimentary class is for experienced PGM clients familiar with the desktop software who are making the transition to the new PGM Anywhere web-based version.  The class covers the differences between the two systems, and will show the experienced gift planner how to use PGM Anywhere.  

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This complimentary class is for experienced PGM clients familiar with the desktop software who are making the transition to the new PGM Anywhere web-based version.  The class covers the differences between the two systems, and will show the experienced gift planner how to use PGM Anywhere.  

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Tuesday, June 06, 01:00 PM-02:30 PM ET
Thu 06/08

GiftWrap Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our planned gift administration software. The session covers entering gifts and linking them to donors, beneficiaries, and advisors, as well as an overview of GiftWrap's extensive reporting capabilities.

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GiftWrap Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our planned gift administration software. The session covers entering gifts and linking them to donors, beneficiaries, and advisors. An overview of GiftWrap's extensive reporting includes a look at summaries, projected remainder amounts, FASB liabilities, and CGA state compliance. We touch upon handling payments, producing 1099-Rs, and updating market values. This overview helps you understand which GiftWrap functions are most useful for your program and gets you started using GiftWrap.

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Thursday, June 08, 02:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Tue 06/13-Wed 06/14

Build your confidence as a gift planning professional by strengthening your understanding of numbers you work with every day! This class will enable you to answer some of the toughest prospect and advisor questions.

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Build your confidence as a gift planning professional by strengthening your understanding of numbers you work with every day! This class will enable you to answer some of the toughest prospect and advisor questions.

Who can benefit from this class?
This course is designed for experienced gift planners and professional advisors who wish to deepen their understanding of the charitable deduction, gift annuity taxation, and other technical aspects of common planned gift calculations. A basic understanding of standard gift planning vehicles is assumed. Advance preparation for the course is not necessary. 

Topics Covered:
Over the course of two days, we discuss the following concepts as they relate to charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, retained life estates, and pooled income funds:

  • Explore the logic underlying charitable deduction calculations and the taxation of gift annuities
  • Examine the influence of the IRS discount rate on different gift plans
  • Review the fundamentals of remainder trust taxation
  • Highlight the components of FASB liability and gift annuity reserve computations
  • Clarify the distinctions between income taxes and transfer taxes
  • Understand the calculations for gifts of income interest
  • Explain the 5% probability of exhaustion test and the 10% minimum charitable remainder test

 

Schedule for the Day

  • The session runs from 1:00pm to 4:00pm ET on Tuesday, June 13 and Wednesday, June 14. There will be a short break at 2:30pm on each day.
  • Please sign in by 12:50pm ET so that the session may begin on time.

For information on policies on cancellations, complaints or refunds, please contact Michael Heep at 888-474-2252.

 

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Tuesday, June 13, 01:00 PM-04:00 PM ET
Wednesday, June 14, 01:00 PM-04:00 PM ET
Online (Note: class will be from 1:00pm - 4:00pm ET each day)

Cost is $295 per attendee. Registrants will receive login information prior to the training.

Thu 06/15

PGM Anywhere Orientations are designed to help get you and your staff up and running on PGM Anywhere.  This session covers how to access and customize the software as well as how to produce a gift illustration. 

Learn More

PGM Anywhere Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our web-based gift planning software. We’ll cover how to access PGM Anywhere from a supported web browser, how to enter organization information, set up user accounts, and customize the software. In addition, you’ll learn how to create a charitable gift annuity illustration. Sign up now so that you can begin using PGM Anywhere. 

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Thursday, June 15, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM ET
Thu 06/22

Bequest Manager Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our bequest administration database. The session covers entering different types of bequests, associating them with donors and advisors, and tracking bequest gifts from intention through final distribution.

Learn More

Bequest Manager Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our bequest administration database. The session covers entering different types of bequests, associating them with donors and advisors, and tracking bequest gifts from intention through final distribution.

An overview of Bequest Manager's extensive reporting includes a look at summaries, transactions, projected values for future gifts, and expected distributions reports. This orientation helps you understand which Bequest Manager functions are most useful for your program and gets you started using Bequest Manager.

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Thursday, June 22, 02:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Tue 06/27

PGM Anywhere Orientations are designed to help get you and your staff up and running on PGM Anywhere.  This session covers how to access and customize the software as well as how to produce a gift illustration. 

Learn More

PGM Anywhere Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our web-based gift planning software. We’ll cover how to access PGM Anywhere from a supported web browser, how to enter organization information, set up user accounts, and customize the software. In addition, you’ll learn how to create a charitable gift annuity illustration. Sign up now so that you can begin using PGM Anywhere. 

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Tuesday, June 27, 02:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Thu 06/29

Just starting to consider registering in states to issue gift annuities, or perhaps revisiting it as a recurring topic? Puzzling over a particular CGA annual filing requirement? Trying to make sense of the registration picture after moving to a new organization? Get all your charitable gift annuity state registration and annual filing questions answered for free by PG Calc experts Edie Matulka, Senior Consultant, and Julie Goldenberg Hay, Consultant, during this hour-long webinar. As an attendee commented the last time we gave this session, think of this as your CGA therapy hour!

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Just starting to consider registering in states to issue gift annuities, or perhaps revisiting it as a recurring topic? Puzzling over a particular CGA annual filing requirement? Trying to make sense of the registration picture after moving to a new organization? Get all your charitable gift annuity state registration and annual filing questions answered for free by PG Calc experts Edie Matulka, Senior Consultant, and Julie Goldenberg Hay, Consultant, during this hour-long webinar. As an attendee commented the last time we gave this session, think of this as your CGA therapy hour!

 

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Thursday, June 29, 01:00 PM-02:00 PM ET

July 2023

Fri 07/07

GiftWrap Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our planned gift administration software. The session covers entering gifts and linking them to donors, beneficiaries, and advisors, as well as an overview of GiftWrap's extensive reporting capabilities.

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GiftWrap Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our planned gift administration software. The session covers entering gifts and linking them to donors, beneficiaries, and advisors. An overview of GiftWrap's extensive reporting includes a look at summaries, projected remainder amounts, FASB liabilities, and CGA state compliance. We touch upon handling payments, producing 1099-Rs, and updating market values. This overview helps you understand which GiftWrap functions are most useful for your program and gets you started using GiftWrap.

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Friday, July 07, 02:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Tue 07/11

PGM Anywhere Orientations are designed to help get you and your staff up and running on PGM Anywhere.  This session covers how to access and customize the software as well as how to produce a gift illustration. 

Learn More

PGM Anywhere Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our web-based gift planning software. We’ll cover how to access PGM Anywhere from a supported web browser, how to enter organization information, set up user accounts, and customize the software. In addition, you’ll learn how to create a charitable gift annuity illustration. Sign up now so that you can begin using PGM Anywhere. 

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Tuesday, July 11, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM ET
Wed 07/26

PGM Anywhere Orientations are designed to help get you and your staff up and running on PGM Anywhere.  This session covers how to access and customize the software as well as how to produce a gift illustration. 

Learn More

PGM Anywhere Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our web-based gift planning software. We’ll cover how to access PGM Anywhere from a supported web browser, how to enter organization information, set up user accounts, and customize the software. In addition, you’ll learn how to create a charitable gift annuity illustration. Sign up now so that you can begin using PGM Anywhere. 

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Wednesday, July 26, 02:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Thu 07/27

Managers often look to metrics for solutions to fundraising growth. But research shows metrics are just as likely to hurt fundraising results as they are to help. So, what’s the problem? And what’s the solution? Tackling this problem starts by understanding the real-world decision-making processes for major gifts – especially the largest ones. This journey to the major gift from assets is very different from small gift decision-making. It should not be surprising that metrics that work in one place can be disastrous in another. In this session, Professor Russell James will take you on a deep dive into what actually works, and what doesn’t, in the world of metrics.

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Managers often look to metrics for solutions to fundraising growth. But research shows metrics are just as likely to hurt fundraising results as they are to help. So, what’s the problem? And what’s the solution? Tackling this problem starts by understanding the real-world decision-making processes for major gifts – especially the largest ones. This journey to the major gift from assets is very different from small gift decision-making. It should not be surprising that metrics that work in one place can be disastrous in another. In this session, Professor Russell James will take you on a deep dive into what actually works, and what doesn’t, in the world of metrics. 

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Thursday, July 27, 01:00 PM-02:00 PM ET

August 2023

Tue 08/01

GiftWrap Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our planned gift administration software. The session covers entering gifts and linking them to donors, beneficiaries, and advisors, as well as an overview of GiftWrap's extensive reporting capabilities.

Learn More

GiftWrap Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our planned gift administration software. The session covers entering gifts and linking them to donors, beneficiaries, and advisors. An overview of GiftWrap's extensive reporting includes a look at summaries, projected remainder amounts, FASB liabilities, and CGA state compliance. We touch upon handling payments, producing 1099-Rs, and updating market values. This overview helps you understand which GiftWrap functions are most useful for your program and gets you started using GiftWrap.

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Tuesday, August 01, 02:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Wed 08/02

Bequest Manager Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our bequest administration database. The session covers entering different types of bequests, associating them with donors and advisors, and tracking bequest gifts from intention through final distribution.

Learn More

Bequest Manager Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our bequest administration database. The session covers entering different types of bequests, associating them with donors and advisors, and tracking bequest gifts from intention through final distribution.

An overview of Bequest Manager's extensive reporting includes a look at summaries, transactions, projected values for future gifts, and expected distributions reports. This orientation helps you understand which Bequest Manager functions are most useful for your program and gets you started using Bequest Manager.

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Wednesday, August 02, 02:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Tue 08/08

PGM Anywhere Orientations are designed to help get you and your staff up and running on PGM Anywhere.  This session covers how to access and customize the software as well as how to produce a gift illustration. 

Learn More

PGM Anywhere Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our web-based gift planning software. We’ll cover how to access PGM Anywhere from a supported web browser, how to enter organization information, set up user accounts, and customize the software. In addition, you’ll learn how to create a charitable gift annuity illustration. Sign up now so that you can begin using PGM Anywhere. 

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Tuesday, August 08, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM ET
Thu 08/24

PGM Anywhere Orientations are designed to help get you and your staff up and running on PGM Anywhere.  This session covers how to access and customize the software as well as how to produce a gift illustration. 

Learn More

PGM Anywhere Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our web-based gift planning software. We’ll cover how to access PGM Anywhere from a supported web browser, how to enter organization information, set up user accounts, and customize the software. In addition, you’ll learn how to create a charitable gift annuity illustration. Sign up now so that you can begin using PGM Anywhere. 

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Thursday, August 24, 02:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Thu 08/31

Whether you are a gift planning specialist or a fundraising generalist, there are some essentials you should know about Federal taxes. In this webinar, Craig Wruck will cover the basics of the income tax and transfer taxes (gift taxes, estate taxes, generation skipping transfer taxes). Craig’s focus will be on a conceptual understanding that will equip you to provide clear and concise explanations to your donors. In addition to the basics of taxation, Craig will describe the tax benefits associated with charitable gifts and factors that can affect these benefits. His discussion will be based on current tax law.

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Whether you are a gift planning specialist or a fundraising generalist, there are some essentials you should know about Federal taxes. In this webinar, Craig Wruck will cover the basics of the income tax and transfer taxes (gift taxes, estate taxes, generation skipping transfer taxes). Craig’s focus will be on a conceptual understanding that will equip you to provide clear and concise explanations to your donors. In addition to the basics of taxation, Craig will describe the tax benefits associated with charitable gifts and factors that can affect these benefits. His discussion will be based on current tax law.

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Thursday, August 31, 01:00 PM-02:00 PM ET

September 2023

Tue 09/05

GiftWrap Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our planned gift administration software. The session covers entering gifts and linking them to donors, beneficiaries, and advisors, as well as an overview of GiftWrap's extensive reporting capabilities.

Learn More

GiftWrap Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our planned gift administration software. The session covers entering gifts and linking them to donors, beneficiaries, and advisors. An overview of GiftWrap's extensive reporting includes a look at summaries, projected remainder amounts, FASB liabilities, and CGA state compliance. We touch upon handling payments, producing 1099-Rs, and updating market values. This overview helps you understand which GiftWrap functions are most useful for your program and gets you started using GiftWrap.

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Tuesday, September 05, 02:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Tue 09/12

PGM Anywhere Orientations are designed to help get you and your staff up and running on PGM Anywhere.  This session covers how to access and customize the software as well as how to produce a gift illustration. 

Learn More

PGM Anywhere Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our web-based gift planning software. We’ll cover how to access PGM Anywhere from a supported web browser, how to enter organization information, set up user accounts, and customize the software. In addition, you’ll learn how to create a charitable gift annuity illustration. Sign up now so that you can begin using PGM Anywhere. 

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Tuesday, September 12, 02:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Tue 09/19

Bequest Manager Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our bequest administration database. The session covers entering different types of bequests, associating them with donors and advisors, and tracking bequest gifts from intention through final distribution.

Learn More

Bequest Manager Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our bequest administration database. The session covers entering different types of bequests, associating them with donors and advisors, and tracking bequest gifts from intention through final distribution.

An overview of Bequest Manager's extensive reporting includes a look at summaries, transactions, projected values for future gifts, and expected distributions reports. This orientation helps you understand which Bequest Manager functions are most useful for your program and gets you started using Bequest Manager.

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Tuesday, September 19, 02:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Thu 09/28

PGM Anywhere Orientations are designed to help get you and your staff up and running on PGM Anywhere.  This session covers how to access and customize the software as well as how to produce a gift illustration. 

Learn More

PGM Anywhere Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our web-based gift planning software. We’ll cover how to access PGM Anywhere from a supported web browser, how to enter organization information, set up user accounts, and customize the software. In addition, you’ll learn how to create a charitable gift annuity illustration. Sign up now so that you can begin using PGM Anywhere. 

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Thursday, September 28, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM ET
Thu 09/28

What should I be doing to make sure I have best practices in place for raising money from endowments? Which kind of accounting and reporting should I be doing for my endowment donors? How can I partner with my business office to build stronger relationships with my donors? What are some common mistakes I should avoid when administering or stewarding endowment gifts? Get all your endowment gift questions answered for free by PG Calc President, Gary Pforzheimer, during this hour-long webinar. Gary will start with a ten-minute discussion of endowment fundraising and sub-accounting, then open it up for questions for the rest of the hour.

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What should I be doing to make sure I have best practices in place for raising money from endowments?  Which kind of accounting and reporting should I be doing for my endowment donors? How can I partner with my business office to build stronger relationships with my donors? What are some common mistakes I should avoid when administering or stewarding endowment gifts? Get all your endowment gift questions answered for free by PG Calc President, Gary Pforzheimer, during this hour-long webinar. Gary will start with a ten-minute discussion of endowment fundraising and sub-accounting, then open it up for questions for the rest of the hour.

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Thursday, September 28, 01:00 PM-02:00 PM ET

October 2023

Wed 10/04

GiftWrap Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our planned gift administration software. The session covers entering gifts and linking them to donors, beneficiaries, and advisors, as well as an overview of GiftWrap's extensive reporting capabilities.

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GiftWrap Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our planned gift administration software. The session covers entering gifts and linking them to donors, beneficiaries, and advisors. An overview of GiftWrap's extensive reporting includes a look at summaries, projected remainder amounts, FASB liabilities, and CGA state compliance. We touch upon handling payments, producing 1099-Rs, and updating market values. This overview helps you understand which GiftWrap functions are most useful for your program and gets you started using GiftWrap.

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Wednesday, October 04, 02:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Thu 10/12

PGM Anywhere Orientations are designed to help get you and your staff up and running on PGM Anywhere.  This session covers how to access and customize the software as well as how to produce a gift illustration. 

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PGM Anywhere Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our web-based gift planning software. We’ll cover how to access PGM Anywhere from a supported web browser, how to enter organization information, set up user accounts, and customize the software. In addition, you’ll learn how to create a charitable gift annuity illustration. Sign up now so that you can begin using PGM Anywhere. 

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Thursday, October 12, 02:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Tue 10/24

PGM Anywhere Orientations are designed to help get you and your staff up and running on PGM Anywhere.  This session covers how to access and customize the software as well as how to produce a gift illustration. 

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PGM Anywhere Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our web-based gift planning software. We’ll cover how to access PGM Anywhere from a supported web browser, how to enter organization information, set up user accounts, and customize the software. In addition, you’ll learn how to create a charitable gift annuity illustration. Sign up now so that you can begin using PGM Anywhere. 

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Tuesday, October 24, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM ET
Wed 10/25

Bequest Manager Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our bequest administration database. The session covers entering different types of bequests, associating them with donors and advisors, and tracking bequest gifts from intention through final distribution.

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Bequest Manager Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our bequest administration database. The session covers entering different types of bequests, associating them with donors and advisors, and tracking bequest gifts from intention through final distribution.

An overview of Bequest Manager's extensive reporting includes a look at summaries, transactions, projected values for future gifts, and expected distributions reports. This orientation helps you understand which Bequest Manager functions are most useful for your program and gets you started using Bequest Manager.

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Wednesday, October 25, 02:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Thu 10/26

Your donors keep the majority of their wealth in illiquid assets, not in cash, so fundraisers should be ready to discuss these asset types with their prospects. Please join Karen Johnson, Senior Director of Complex Asset Gifts for Harvard University, and Kara Morin, Director of Client Services for PG Calc, for an overview of several non-cash assets, including: private equity interests, real estate, and cryptocurrency. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of how to help your donors unlock the philanthropic power of these assets, the importance of a robust diligence process and comprehensive gift policy in accepting non-cash assets, and how soliciting donors for non-cash assets can increase your charity's revenue.

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Your donors keep the majority of their wealth in illiquid assets, not in cash, so fundraisers should be ready to discuss these asset types with their prospects. Please join Karen Johnson, Senior Director of Complex Asset Gifts for Harvard University, and Kara Morin, Director of Client Services for PG Calc, for an overview of several non-cash assets, including: private equity interests, real estate, and cryptocurrency. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of how to help your donors unlock the philanthropic power of these assets, the importance of a robust diligence process and comprehensive gift policy in accepting non-cash assets, and how soliciting donors for non-cash assets can increase your charity's revenue. 

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Thursday, October 26, 01:00 PM-02:00 PM ET

November 2023

Thu 11/02

GiftWrap Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our planned gift administration software. The session covers entering gifts and linking them to donors, beneficiaries, and advisors, as well as an overview of GiftWrap's extensive reporting capabilities.

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GiftWrap Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our planned gift administration software. The session covers entering gifts and linking them to donors, beneficiaries, and advisors. An overview of GiftWrap's extensive reporting includes a look at summaries, projected remainder amounts, FASB liabilities, and CGA state compliance. We touch upon handling payments, producing 1099-Rs, and updating market values. This overview helps you understand which GiftWrap functions are most useful for your program and gets you started using GiftWrap.

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Thursday, November 02, 02:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Thu 11/09

PGM Anywhere Orientations are designed to help get you and your staff up and running on PGM Anywhere.  This session covers how to access and customize the software as well as how to produce a gift illustration. 

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PGM Anywhere Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our web-based gift planning software. We’ll cover how to access PGM Anywhere from a supported web browser, how to enter organization information, set up user accounts, and customize the software. In addition, you’ll learn how to create a charitable gift annuity illustration. Sign up now so that you can begin using PGM Anywhere. 

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Thursday, November 09, 02:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Thu 11/16

Storytelling is important for business, for marketing, and for life in general. A good story, used correctly in planned giving marketing, can be powerful, with the potential for a lasting impact on your program. In this presentation, we will discuss why we love donor stories so much, what gives them their unique power, and how you can improve the use of donor stories in your marketing. You’ll hear tips on writing them, as well as how to encourage your audience to see themselves in the stories.

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Storytelling is important for business, for marketing, and for life in general. A good story, used correctly in planned giving marketing, can be powerful, with the potential for a lasting impact on your program. In this presentation, we will discuss why we love donor stories so much, what gives them their unique power, and how you can improve the use of donor stories in your marketing. You’ll hear tips on writing them, as well as how to encourage your audience to see themselves in the stories.

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Thursday, November 16, 01:00 PM-02:00 PM ET
Tue 11/21

PGM Anywhere Orientations are designed to help get you and your staff up and running on PGM Anywhere.  This session covers how to access and customize the software as well as how to produce a gift illustration. 

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PGM Anywhere Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our web-based gift planning software. We’ll cover how to access PGM Anywhere from a supported web browser, how to enter organization information, set up user accounts, and customize the software. In addition, you’ll learn how to create a charitable gift annuity illustration. Sign up now so that you can begin using PGM Anywhere. 

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Tuesday, November 21, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM ET
Thu 11/30

Bequest Manager Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our bequest administration database. The session covers entering different types of bequests, associating them with donors and advisors, and tracking bequest gifts from intention through final distribution.

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Bequest Manager Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our bequest administration database. The session covers entering different types of bequests, associating them with donors and advisors, and tracking bequest gifts from intention through final distribution.

An overview of Bequest Manager's extensive reporting includes a look at summaries, transactions, projected values for future gifts, and expected distributions reports. This orientation helps you understand which Bequest Manager functions are most useful for your program and gets you started using Bequest Manager.

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Thursday, November 30, 02:00 PM-03:00 PM ET

December 2023

Tue 12/05

GiftWrap Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our planned gift administration software. The session covers entering gifts and linking them to donors, beneficiaries, and advisors, as well as an overview of GiftWrap's extensive reporting capabilities.

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GiftWrap Orientations provide an introduction to the principal functions of our planned gift administration software. The session covers entering gifts and linking them to donors, beneficiaries, and advisors. An overview of GiftWrap's extensive reporting includes a look at summaries, projected remainder amounts, FASB liabilities, and CGA state compliance. We touch upon handling payments, producing 1099-Rs, and updating market values. This overview helps you understand which GiftWrap functions are most useful for your program and gets you started using GiftWrap.

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Tuesday, December 05, 02:00 PM-03:00 PM ET
Thu 12/14

What gift plans should I market and to whom? What marketing channels should I use? How often should I send marketing messages? What words should I use? What words should I avoid? Get all your planned gift marketing questions answered for free by PG Calc expert Andrew Palmer, Director of Marketing Services, during this hour-long webinar.

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What gift plans should I market and to whom? What marketing channels should I use? How often should I send marketing messages? What words should I use? What words should I avoid? Get all your planned gift marketing questions answered for free by PG Calc expert Andrew Palmer, Director of Marketing Services, during this hour-long webinar.

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Thursday, December 14, 01:00 PM-02:00 PM ET