The 2012 Partnership for Philanthropic Planning’s National Conference on Philanthropic Planning has come and gone. I thought it was a terrific conference in New Orleans because of the efforts of staff and the volunteers.
Personally, I enjoyed co-facilitating a session, attending other sessions, meeting PPP’s new President/CEO, selling and signing copies of my book (Donor-Centered Planned Gift Marketing), seeing old buddies, and making new friends.
If you weren’t able to attend the conference, or even if you were there, I have some useful information for you:
1. Wiley Authors’ Central
During the conference, publisher John Wiley & Sons hosted a booth for the authors of four of its books. You can download the flyer describing the books here. The flyer also contains QR Codes you can use to download a free copy of the corresponding book’s Table of Contents and first chapter. Below, you’ll find the titles of the four books, which you can click to go to The Nonprofit Bookstore (Amazon) where you can learn more and purchase a discounted copy:
- Donor-Centered Planned Gift Marketing, Michael J. Rosen
- Women, Wealth, & Giving, Margaret May Damen and Niki Nicastro McCuistion
- The Philanthropic Planning Companion, Brian M. Sagrestano and Robert E. Wahlers
- A Fundraising Guide for Nonprofit Board Members, Julia Ingraham Walker
2. Council Conversation
In New Orleans, leaders from PPP councils from around the country gathered for the Council Conversation. Philip Purcell, JD (Past President of the Planned Giving Group of Indiana), Barbara Yeager (Director of Operations at PPP), and I (Immediate Past President of PPP of Greater Philadelphia) facilitated the gathering. The program looked at “Tips for Teaching Adult Learners” and two innovative program ideas: World Café and Pecha Kucha.
PPP will be posting the materials from the Council Conversation on its website.
If you would like to discuss having me do a presentation for your group, please contact me.
3. New PPP President/CEO
During the conference, Michael Kenyon was introduced as PPP’s new President/CEO. I first wrote about Kenyon when his hiring was announced. In New Orleans, I had the opportunity to speak with him for a few moments. He’s eager to assume the helm of PPP later this month. He’s passionate about the organization and is looking forward to building on its strengths. I wish him well.
4. How to Order Session Recordings
If you attended the conference, you know that there were often many sessions of interest being presented at the same time. It was impossible to participate in all of them. If you weren’t in New Orleans, you sadly missed them all.
However, you don’t need to feel too disappointed.
PPP recorded virtually all of the sessions and is making them available in two formats: MP3 ($13 per session) and CD ($15 per session). A complete set of conference MP3 recordings is $199.
For a complete list of recorded sessions and to order recordings online, visit AVEN-Audio Visual Education Network.
If you attended the conference, what did you think? What can PPP conference planners do to make the 2013 conference even better? Provide your feedback, and I’ll make sure to pass along your comment to PPP.
That’s what Michael Rosen says… What do you say?
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