Planned giving course coming to southwest Minnesota for first time
JULY 8, 2010—“A Brisk Walk Through the Basics,” a Minnesota Planned Giving Council seminar introducing the fundamentals of planned giving, is coming to southwest Minnesota for the first time Aug. 12, 2010, at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. The seminar is sponsored by Fundraising Professionals of Southwest Minnesota, as well as other organizations, including the Southwest Initiative Foundation, Association of Fundraising Professionals and SMSU.
This all-day course, in session from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., is intended to give attendees an overview of gift planning and the tools needed to maximize the impact of resource development efforts. Nonprofit and fundraising professionals from all areas of work and experience levels are encouraged to attend.
Liz Maiers, Development Officer at the Southwest Initiative Foundation, attended the seminar in 2007 and thought it was a great experience. “Not only did I learn about planned giving instruments, but the course also offered basic tax implications for gifts other than cash. I found it incredibly worthwhile and would highly recommend it to others in the field of fundraising,” Maiers said.
Instructing the course will be Craig Wruck, Vice President of University Advancement for the St. Cloud State University Foundation. Wruck teaches the Minnesota Planned Giving Council’s seminar several times each year and has a wealth of planned giving experience, including as past president of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning and as a member of its board of directors.
Cost of registration is $50 and includes lunch. To register or for more information, contact Sefanie Ryan at 320-564-4911 or [email protected].
The Southwest Initiative Foundation is a regional community foundation dedicated to advancing southwest Minnesota through leadership, relationship building, program development and philanthropy. The Foundation has contributed more than $50 million through its grant and loan programs in southwest Minnesota. It has also helped more than 480 businesses start or expand through its business finance programs, which have created or retained more than 7,600 jobs. The Southwest Initiative Foundation is an equal opportunity provider. To learn more, visit www.swifoundation.org.