Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Topic: Reclaim Your Workspace: Conquer Your Office Clutter
Speaker: Lori Firsdon, Owner, Forte Organizers
Location: Fifth Third Madisonville Center Operations Center
Welcome to the Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council website. Whether you are a current member seeking information or are curious about the purpose of our Council and the programs we provide, you are in the right place. The mission of the Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council (GCPGC) is to increase the quantity and quality of planned gifts in our Greater Cincinnati community by providing a forum for education, training and networking to our members. The GCPGC has been consistently recognized as one of the best planned giving councils in the country and we continuously work to raise that bar of excellence so our members can continue to increase their knowledge base and skill set in the area of planned giving.
Our membership consists of a range of development professionals, including those who are working as the sole development officers for their organizations, professional advisors, and planned giving officers for large universities and hospital systems, just to give a few examples. Regardless of how much your day-to-day work includes planned giving, the GCPGC can help further careers and organizations’ planned giving efforts.
We host a monthly educational series called Conversation & Coffee that is generously sponsored by the Fifth Third Foundation. These seminars are led by renowned experts in all areas of development and planned giving. Not only is this an opportunity for you to increase and stay on top of the current trends in planned giving, but also offers quality networking opportunities.
For those new to the planned giving field, we offer a six-month course, Planned Giving on the Run, which runs from September through February. Each class participant is paired with a mentor to assist in the learning process. We have had 100% satisfaction reviews from the post-course surveys we distribute after each Planned Giving on the Run course. Through our Diversity and Inclusive Initiative, there are scholarships available for Planned Giving on the Run and for annual GCPGC memberships.
Quarterly, we host an educational webinar series entitled Knowledge @ Noon. This combines pre-recorded webinars with attendee interaction for a high-quality learning and networking experience. For those who are more interested in the networking aspect, we host several GCPGC Socials that are held after working hours and at different locations in Greater Cincinnati.
And last but certainly not least, the GCPGC hosts an annual Voices of Giving event that allows GCPGC members to recognize philanthropists who have made planned gifts to the members’ charitable organizations. Professional advisors are also recognized at Voices of Giving for their efforts of promoting planned giving with their clients.
As you can see, being a GCPGC member has many benefits and I invite you to learn more about our amazing council via our website. Thank you all for your dedication and hard work of promoting planned giving in Greater Cincinnati.
Whitney O’Neal, CFRE
Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council
Conversation & Coffee – September 18, 2019
September 18th, 2019 at 7:30 am, Fifth Third Madisonville Center Operations Center
September Conversation & Coffee
To increase the quantity and quality of planned giving in our community by providing a forum for education, training, and networking among various professional disciplines involved in gift planning, in accordance with The Model Standards of Practice for Charitable Gift Planners.