Planting an Acorn, Growing an Oak: Starting or Improving Your Planned Giving Program with No or Low
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When: April 25, 2017
11:30a - 1:00p
Where: Augusta University, Garden Room
919 15th Street
Augusta, Georgia  30901
United States
Contact: Tripp Cook, Georgia Planned Giving Council

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The Georgia Planned Giving Council is taking our Planned Giving roundtable on the road for a special lunchtime event in Augusta! Join us for "Planting an Acorn, Growing an Oak: Starting or Improving Your Planned Giving Program with No or Low Cost."

The mighty oak from the tiny acorn grows. The best time to plant an oak tree was 100 years ago. The second best time to plant an oak tree is today. 

One-Hour Takeaways from this "gardening" class:

· Create the one planned giving document you need to share with your staff, board, volunteers, donors.
· Learn how to build upon the nationwide "Leave A Legacy" campaign.
· Learn how to use a "matrix of giving" to begin a planned giving conversation with existing current gift donors.
· Learn (or refresh your knowledge of) basic planned giving terms: will, codicil, specific bequest, percentage bequest, contingent bequest, or residual bequest
· Resolve to put your no cost, or low cost, plan into action today.

Special thanks to the Georgia Association for Development Professionals and the Piedmont Athens Regional Foundation for partnering to present this educational opportunity.

Presentation Speaker: Scott H. Sikes, MBA, CFRE, FAHP, CFP®

Scott Sikes is a Principal & Partner with Columns Fundraising. Scott has nearly 34 years of experience with nonprofit organizations. He has broad experience in fundraising, including positions as: Vice President for Development and Community Relations at Shepherd Center, the nation’s largest spinal cord and brain injury hospital; Vice President for University Advancement at Valdosta State University; Chairman of the Council of Vice Presidents of External Affairs for the University System of Georgia; Interim Executive Director of Development at University of Georgia, where he was also Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving; and he has years of service on various nonprofit boards. He was a founding member in 1988 and later president of the Georgia Planned Giving Council, and he was co-founder and President of the Athens, GA Estate Planning Network.

Scott earned his BA in Political Science and Russian Language and a Certificate in Global Studies from UGA, then an MBA from Kennesaw State University. He is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), a Fellow of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (FAHP), and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®).