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6 – 8 April, 2022 – Halifax, Nova Scotia

RISE AGAIN:
Navigating the future

The Canadian Association of Gift Planners 28th national conference on strategic philanthropy

confirmed speakers include

JAY argaet

AD Hillsong

tara victoria

Designer Hatch and Hatson

peter wilson

CD Lakewood Church

anita hood

Hoodzpah Design Co

Brad Weaver

Partner & Ceo at Nine Labs

A UNIQUE ONCE-A-YEAR OPPORTUNITY

In Canada, there is no other conference which provides the depth of information specific to planned giving and strategic philanthropy.

LEARN NEW TRENDS, STRATEGIES, TACTICS

Up-to-date legislation and tax benefits, current and emerging trends in philanthropy, new technology and tools are exclusively discussed at this conference.

PROVOCATIVE PLENARY SESSIONS

Engage in provocative discussions designed to challenge your perceptions and to encourage you to reimagine the future.

NETWORK AND CONNECT

Meet and exchange ideas with like-minded fundraisers, advisors and leaders in Canada’s charitable community.

SAMPLE AND COMPARE TOOLS

Connect with vendors from across Canada to learn about products and services and the latest tools, technology and ideas.

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About Us

CAGP is a national association that inspires and educates the people involved in strategic charitable gift planning. We advocate for a beneficial tax and legislative environment that strengthens philanthropic giving, create a networking environment with like-minded professionals and experts, and provide access to outstanding learning opportunities and professional development.

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CAGP is the only organization that enables charitable gift planners and professional advisors to collaborate and network.

Each year, our members from coast to coast come together for an intensive 3-day national conference. With inspirational speakers, skilled presenters and facilitators, CAGP’s National Conference on Strategic Philanthropy provides an outstanding opportunity for delegates to learn, network, exchange experiences, and keep up-to-date on all new trends, issues and the latest practices in strategic charitable gift planning.

07:30
07:30 - 17:00

Gift Planning Fundamentals

Pre-conference, full-day training at an additional cost. Available to conference attendees and non-conference attendees. More details
13:00
13:00 - 18:00

Conference registration opens

07:00
07:00 - 08:00

Registration opens + Breakfast

08:00
08:00 - 09:15

Plenary: Mohamad Fakih

Leadership and a Kinder Capitalism for a New Canada after Covid
Sponsored by Private Giving Foundation, Available through TD

Mohamad Fakih, President and CEO of Paramount Fine Foods

The truly inspiring displays of leadership during the past two years have come not from our elected leaders. They have come from ordinary people. These everyday leaders are all around us:
· The health professionals caring for the sick and vulnerable in hospitals.
· The business owners fighting to keep the doors open and employees on the payroll.
· The teachers overcoming impossible obstacles to engage their students in online learning.
· The generous donors supporting local food banks and countless other essential charities.

From this crisis, a new generation of leaders has emerged – people who have a new understanding of their capabilities, their strengths, and their ambition. They don’t shy away from a problem. They run toward it.
The pandemic has reminded us of an essential truth: Leadership matters.
09:15
09:15 - 10:45

Morning Sessions A - 90 mins

5 different sessions to choose from:

1.1. MASTER CLASS: The Giving Brain: The Art and Science of Legacy Giving
Education level: Intermediate / Intermédiaire
Topic stream: Marketing & Communications / Marketing et communications

Thanks to brain imaging technology and the explosion of neuroscience, we know eight times more about how the human brain actually works than we did just 30 years ago. And you know what? A lot of planned giving best practice runs contrary to how donors actually think, feel and decide. This session offers you the chance to acquire the most up-to-date knowledge available about why people make legacy gifts – and more importantly, how you can persuade them to do so!

Speaker: Holly Wagg, MA, CFRE

1.2. Let’s Be Honest – What We Can and Can’t Control As Gift Planners
Education level: General / Général
Topic stream: Building Relationships - sponsored by PGgrowth / Établissement de relations - commandité par PGgrowth

Let’s be honest, taxes, gift vehicles, and recognition do not inspire planned gifts. Why do we talk about them so much? Most donors will never tell us they have left a bequest. Why do we spend so much time and effort trying to get them to confirm their gifts? Join Jenny Mitchell and Eli Clarke in a safe space for an honest and open workshop to identify the psychology behind why we focus on counterproductive work, how we can stop doing it, and practical solutions and strategies to focus our work based on value and impact.

Speakers: Eli Clarke and Jenny Mitchell, CFRE, DMA

1.3. Gift Planning 101
Education level: Introductory / Introduction
Topic stream: Gift Planning Vehicles / Véhicules de planification de dons

This session is designed to give a high level, broad overview of gift planning to those new to the field. We will discuss differences between planned giving and other modes of fundraising as well as review the key terminology and basic understanding to make the most of other sessions at the conference. We'll arm you with practical ideas, brand new data from our sector and resources to jumpstart your understanding of planned and strategic giving.

Speakers: Charles O'Neil and Beth Proven, CFRE, BA, CIM

1.4. Navigating the Line Between Donor-centricity and White Saviourism
Education level: Intermediate / Intermédiaire
Topic stream: Marketing & Communications - Ethics & Judgement / Éthique et jugement

Legacy donors are amazing, altruistic people who really live their values. But no one individual can save the world. So how do we let donors know how much they are appreciated, and how much impact they can have, without casting them as a “saviour” and the organization and their beneficiaries as those it is necessary to “save”? Is it possible to engage donors meaningfully to achieve strong fundraising results without this divide?
We say, yes! Join this session to explore the intersection between effective donor engagement, community-centred fundraising, philanthropic psychology, and learn how to create messaging and approaches that bring them all together.

Speaker: Rickesh Lakhani and Leah Eustace, ACFRE

1.5. Planned Giving: Moving from a Passive to a Proactive Program
Education level: General / Général
Topic stream: Building Relationships - sponsored by PGgrowth / Établissement de relations - commandité par PGgrowth

Where do you start? The Board wants a “planned giving” program. You have a couple of hundred supporters interested from 8 years ago. You currently are receiving 3 to 5 estates a year with no knowledge of why. You need to pivot during COVID to turn the PG program from passive into proactive. How can you make it happen? Lets take the journey from Board governance, engagement of counsel, data mining, develop a case for support and marketing materials, staff and volunteer training, implementation of proactive multi-channel engagement with prospective donors, stewardship, year 1 learnings and next steps.

Speakers: Doug Earle, ACFRE, CFRE and Ed Sluga, CFRE

10:45
10:45 - 11:15

Break + Exhibit Hall

Time to refresh, network and meet exhibitors
11:15
11:15 - 12:15

Morning Sessions B - 60 mins

5 different sessions to choose from:

2.1. MASTER CLASS: The Giving Brain: The Art and Science of Legacy Giving
Education level: Intermediate / Intermédiaire
Topic stream: Marketing & Communications / Marketing et communications

Thanks to brain imaging technology and the explosion of neuroscience, we know eight times more about how the human brain actually works than we did just 30 years ago. And you know what? A lot of planned giving best practice runs contrary to how donors actually think, feel and decide. This session offers you the chance to acquire the most up-to-date knowledge available about why people make legacy gifts – and more importantly, how you can persuade them to do so!

Speaker: Holly Wagg, MA, CFRE

2.2. - 5 Lessons Learned From Will Power to Apply to Your Marketing
Education level: General / Général
Topic stream: Marketing & Communications / Marketing et communications

The Will Power campaign launched across Canada in September 2021, with the goal of making it common practice for Canadians to leave a gift to charity when planning their estate. This broad-based marketing campaign has made a big splash, and learned a lot of lessons along the way. Come hear the top 5 lessons learned about raising interest in gifts in Wills, and nudging people to action. This session is suited for both charities and financial/legal advisors.

Speakers: Laurie Fox, MBA and Nancy Ho

2.3. Planned Giving with Life Insurance - Nothing but Opportunities
Education level: Intermediate / Intermédiaire Experienced / Avancé
Topic stream: Gift Planning Vehicles / Véhicules de planification de dons - Legal Issues / Questions juridiques

Canada’s charitable tax credit regime provides great opportunities for clients to optimize their tax and estate plan. Clients can receive a charitable tax credit and feel good about helping the charities of their choice. Using life insurance for planned giving can help clients make a more substantial donation that is in alignment with their estate planning goals. In particular, the gifting of a life insurance policy can be an attractive option for clients as prospective donors. It’s also an important strategic charitable giving tool. In this presentation, we are going to outline five planned giving opportunities with life insurance.

Speaker: Sanjana Bhatia, B.B.A, LL.B., LL.M (Tax), TEP

Institute accredited CE (1 credit)
Continuing Education Sponsor:
ADVOCIS


2.4. Eat the Toad! How to Respond to the Angry Donor
Education level: General / Général
Topic stream: Building Relationships - sponsored by PGgrowth / Établissement de relations - commandité par PGgrowth

It’s the call no one wants to receive. How should you deal with the angry or disappointed donor? What can you do if the fault lies with another organization? Abundance Canada is a faith-based charitable foundation offering donor-advised services. Many of our donors work with us on a recurring basis and a recent client survey shows that 99% of donors were satisfied with Abundance Canada overall. We will share our experiences and strategies for successfully repairing and rebuilding donor relationships, including managing expectations.

Speakers: Rick Braun-Janzen, CFP and Sherri Grosz, CFP

2.5. The Age Advantage: Supporting Young Fundraisers in Planned Giving Conversations
Education level: Introductory / Introduction - Intermediate / Intermédiaire
Topic stream: Building Relationships - sponsored by PGgrowth / Établissement de relations - commandité par PGgrowth

With the influx of young professional fundraisers entering the workforce, how can we unlock the power of legacy giving conversations between individuals on different sides of the age spectrum? If you are young, young of heart, or trying to convince younger members of your team to have planned giving conversations, come to this session to hear about how two young-ish fundraisers have used age to their advantage when talking about gifts made at the end of life.

Speakers: Heather Powers and Siobhan Doherty

12:30
12:30 - 13:30

Plenary: Government Relations

A panel discussion by CAGP’s Government Relations Committee – Unpacking Budget 2022
Sponsored by Abundance Canada

April’s federal budget tabled by the Liberal government was a plan to grow the economy and make life more affordable, and charities were also meaningfully included. Two measures are particularly relevant for CAGP: a proposal to boost charitable spending by increasing the disbursement quota; and a plan to strengthen partnerships in the sector by facilitating disbursements to non-qualifying donees. In this plenary sessions a panel from CAGP’s Government Relations Committee will discuss these proposals, and their intended and expected impact for Canada’s charities and for strategic charitable giving.

Moderator: Amanda Stacey, Chair, CAGP Government Relations Committee
Panelists: Susan Manwaring and Bobby Kleinman

13:30
13:30 - 14:15

Dessert Break + Exhibit Hall

Time to refresh, network and meet exhibitors

Sponsored by Carters Professional Corporation
14:15
14:15 - 15:15

Afternoon Sessions A - 60 mins

5 different sessions to choose from:

3.1. Will Power Around the World
Education level: General / Général
Topic stream: Marketing & Communications / Marketing et communications

The Will Power campaign in Canada is a huge success. The 2021/22 program launched nationally on September 1, 2021 and will end May 31, 2022. In all, over 350 charities are participating. This session will look what we can learn from the 22 campaigns like Will Power around the world.

Speakers: David Love and Natasha van Bentum

3.2. Applying Care to Capital – How Philanthropic Advisors Help Donors Connect Purpose and Planning
Education level: General / Général
Topic stream: Building Relationships - sponsored by PGgrowth / Établissement de relations - commandité par PGgrowth

Financial institutions/Wealth Firms like RBC support clients not just with investment advice but also in many areas of their wealth planning objectives, including helping them incorporate their philanthropic goals into these plans for generations to come. More and more frequently, clients are considering charitable giving that will create a legacy that extends well beyond the next generation. In this session attendees will learn about the importance of planning conversations based on family values, their passions, and the next generation’s need to be engaged so that lasting legacies are thoughtful and strategic.

Speakers: Jennifer Button and Nigel Fawcett

Institute accredited CE (1 credit)
Continuing Education Sponsor:
ADVOCIS


3.3. Connecting Authentically: Gift Planning and Serving LGBTQ+ Donors
Education level: General / Général
Topic stream: Building Relationships - sponsored by PGgrowth / Établissement de relations - commandité par PGgrowth

Do you and your organization speak about estate and gift planning from a heteronormative perspective? Let's hear what LGBTQ+ fundraising professionals, prospects/donors, and allied professionals do and say about their preferred practices in the sector. With video interviews and roundtable/virtual breakout discussions, we will explore ways to better understand and engage with this group.

Speakers: Colleen Cowman, PhD and Terry Tobin

3.4. How Fundraising and Marketing Can Work Together on PG Campaigns
Education level: General / Général
Topic stream: Building Relationships - sponsored by PGgrowth / Établissement de relations - commandité par PGgrowth - Marketing & Communications / Marketing et communications

Marketers are fundraisers too (and we want to help)! Find out how to really get your marketing & communications team on board, how to pitch your ideas to us, and how we can share accountability for the PG program's success!

Speakers: Ingrid Gingras and Rob Gottschalk

3.5. When Good Gift Plans Go Bad...
Education level: Intermediate / Intermédiaire
Topic stream: Gift Planning Vehicles / Véhicules de planification de dons

As a skilled gift planner, you have the ability to recommend different types of giving vehicles for each donor you work with. Customizing a gift plan to support your donor’s financial needs and philanthropic goals is important. But what happens when ‘good gift plans go bad”? In this session participants will learn about common pitfalls, warning signs and administration problems that can disrupt the gift planning process.

Speakers: Holly Greatrex, CFRE

15:30
15:30 - 16:30

Afternoon Sessions B - 60 mins

5 different sessions to choose from:

4.1. Legacy Marketing 101 – Build it and They will Come
Education level: Introductory / Introduction
Topic stream: Marketing & Communications / Marketing et communications

Do the decision-makers at your organization still think of legacy fundraising as a “nice to have – but not urgent”? Here’s what they should know: in a nutshell, your best groups of donors (Matures and Boomers) are passing on. These donors have been the engine room of annual, mid-level and major gifts programs, and nobody is sure yet whether the younger generations will fully replace them. That means – unless you secure gifts in these donors Wills – you’ll soon have a huge gap in your annual program. And be sure – if you’re not marketing legacies to your donors – other charities are.

Speakers: David Kravinchuk and Harvey McKinnon

4.2. Legal and Strategic Issues with Donations of Private Company Shares
Education level: Experienced / Avancé
Topic stream: Gift Planning Vehicles / Véhicules de planification de dons

In this session, two experienced practioners will discuss the "can we do this" aspect of donations of private company shares, as well as "should we do this" considerations. Practical straegies for dealing with donors and their advisors who may be less than forthcoming with respect to disclosing the information required to properly assess these potential gifts will be discussed as well as strategies to develop both board understanding of the issues and dealing with "one off" scenarios.

Speakers: Margaret Mason, JD, STEP and Malcolm Burrows

Institute accredited CE (1 credit)
Continuing Education Sponsor:
ADVOCIS


4.3. Planned Gift Professionals as Settler Allies and Indigenous perspectives
Education level: General / Général
Topic stream: Building Relationships - sponsored by PGgrowth / Établissement de relations - commandité par PGgrowth

This session will look at philanthropy through both the Indigenous and Settler perspectives. The goal: As a gift planning professional to explore allyship in the present and future and share some approaches that enable philanthropy to better contribute towards transformative change. As an Indigenous fundraising professional to highlight historical policies including estates under the Indian act, value of reciprocity and examples of philanthropic initiatives.

Speakers: Michelle Johnson, CFRE and Sharon Redsky

4.4. Foreign / Non-Resident Donors
Education level: Intermediate / Intermédiaire
Topic stream: Legal Issues / Questions juridiques

The operations of charities have become increasingly international in scope in recent years, including soliciting donations. Donors are also more aware of activities run by charities in other countries. This workshop reviews what fundraisers and gift planners for Canadian charities need to know in order to effectively structure gifts involving non-resident or foreign donors. They will gain an understanding of relevant gifting issues, due diligence and issues of concern to charities, and an overview of tax treaty treatment of cross border gifts.

Speakers: Theresa Man, B.Sc., M.Mus., LL.B., LL.M.

4.5. Elevating Leadership Workshop
Education level: Intermediate / Intermédiaire
Topic stream: Know your Charity / Connaissance de son propre organisme de bienfaisance

Our space is filled with talented people with strong skill sets, but there’s always room for us to grow as leaders. As we all aspire to be ‘good leaders,’ often we are too busy to pause and identify what a ‘great leader’ is and further our leadership strengths, areas for growth and our blind spots. This interactive masterclass will assist participants in elevating their self-awareness as a leader, develop their own intentional leadership strategy, create a roadmap that increases leadership presence within the organization, and much more.

Speaker: Ange MacCabe, CHRM, ACC
16:30
16:30 - 18:00

Welcome reception

Sponsored by QEII Foundation
18:30
18:30 -
Pier 21

Lobster Dinner & Kitchen Party

Join us for an optional outing to relax and meet new people

Sponsored by Good Works
07:00
07:00 -

Registration opens + Breakfast

07:00
07:00 - 07:45

Early Bird Sponsored Session

Flow-Through Share Donations – Enabling Transformational and Accelerated Philanthropy
Sponsored by PearTree Canada

Learn how advisors – wealth, tax, legal and charitable advisors – from across Canada are using the PearTree Canada Flow-Through Donation platform to assist their major gift donors/clients to efficiently and significantly increase their gifts, while lowering their after-tax cost of donation. This session will start with a simple explanation of what flow-through shares are and how the PearTree Canada Flow-Through Donation platform works. You will learn how to put this widely accepted major gift fundraising format into practice – from the perspectives of a donor, an advisor and a charity – and become a key component of your donor/client management strategy. Experience actual examples of success from leading institutions to grassroots organizations.

Speakers: Les Ross, PFP, CIM, MFA-P and Robin Turack

08:00
08:00 - 09:00

Plenary: David Chilton

The Wealthy Barber Shares His Insights
Sponsored by RBC Wealth Management, Royal Trust

David Chilton, author of The Wealthy Barber and former Dragon on CBC’s Dragons’ Den

With his engaging wit and humour, David will share stories of his life experiences and business endeavors over the last thirty years as one of Canada’s most popular authorities on personal finance.
RBC Wealth Management is proud to present this event as part of the collaboration between RBC Royal Trust and David Chilton, who have partnered to provide Canadians with more information about estate planning and the benefits of corporate executor services.
09:15
09:15 - 10:45

Morning Sessions A - 90 mins

6 different sessions to choose from:

5.1. MASTER CLASS: The Elephant in the Room: A Masterclass in Death & Dying
Education level: General / Général
Topic stream: Building Relationships - sponsored by PGgrowth / Établissement de relations - commandité par PGgrowth

If you’re ready to address the elephant in the room, get a little uncomfortable and take time and space to practice, then this intensive masterclass is for you. In this session, doulas and death educators will guide participants through a reflection to breakdown personal barriers and lead the group in a safe and open ‘death café’ style discussion on death and dying. The second half of the session will provide practical workplace scenarios and exercises where you will learn how to apply this new knowledge to fully show up for donors and clients.

Speakers: Janice St-Denis, CFRE and Liz Finney

5.3. Wisdom from Recent Case Law About Fundraising Practices and Donor Relations
Education level: Experienced / Avancé
Topic stream: Legal Issues / Questions juridiques

Are you a fundraiser? Are you interested in learning about the legal consequences that can arise from certain fundraising and donor relation practices? This workshop will briefly review the basic legal principles of fundraising on behalf of registered charities. Recent case law related to fundraising laws and the relationships between charities and donors will be analyzed and clear prevailing best practices will be extracted and explained.

Speaker: Bryan Millman and Laura West

5.4. Building Your Digital Legacy Factory: Using Online Tools to Find and Cultivate Legacy Prospects
Education level: Intermediate / Intermédiaire
Topic stream: Marketing & Communications / Marketing et communications

This practical, sample-packed session will give you both the 'why' and 'how' of you can take a donor-centered, mass marketing approach to legacy giving. We'll explore the concept of the Legacy Factory, and I'll take you through the process of mapping a multi-channel, fully-integrated legacy journey. We'll explore what the data tells us about legacy audiences and why digital really does work for them. You’ll learn how to maximize your website, email program, and lead generation tools for a legacy audience – along with how to combine them with offline tactics, for a seamless donor journey across every channel.

Speaker: Charlotte Field

5.5. "Things I Wish I Had Known Before I Became A CEO"
Education level: Intermediate / Intermédiaire
Topic stream: Know your Charity / Connaissance de son propre organisme de bienfaisance

Our sector is filled with talented people who aspire to leadership positions. This is good news as many who currently serve in those roles will move on or retire in the next decade, but leadership like anything is learned. In the same way we learn gift planning from those who have ‘been there, done that’, the best lessons in leadership are learned from others. This interactive workshop will hear from three experienced leaders on a host of topics including managing teams, setting direction, organizational clarity, working with boards, difficult conversations, and much more.

Speakers: Darren Pries-Klassen, CFP, Ruth MacKenzie, Karen Lake and Eric Dean, CFRE, FAHP

5.6. Crypto Philanthropy
Education level: General / Général
Topic stream: Gift Planning Vehicles / Véhicules de planification de dons

Crypto philanthropy is a growing movement and Canada is home to a huge crypto community! KPMG Canada professionals will guide participants on a crypto philanthropy journey where in Part One, attendees will gain a basic understanding of blockchain technology, cryptoassets and the potential for philanthropy. Part Two will cover an overview of the crypto philanthropy landscape and summaries of interviews with crypto-philanthropists including their motivations for giving and expectations of charities. Part Three will explain the tax considerations for crypto-philanthropists and why they require an experienced accountant with a deep understanding of cryptoassets. The session ends with some exciting examples for the application of crypto philanthropy!

Speaker: Arundel Gibson, MBA, MFA-P, Joseph Micallef, FCPA, FCA and Kenneth Viegas

Institute accredited CE (1.5 credits)
Continuing Education Sponsor:
ADVOCIS

10:45
10:45 - 11:15

Break + Exhibit Hall

Time to refresh, network and meet exhibitors.

Refreshment Break Sponsored by Fasken
11:15
11:15 - 12:15

Morning Sessions B - 60 mins

5 different sessions to choose from:

6.1. MASTER CLASS: The Elephant in the Room: A Masterclass in Death & Dying
Education level: General / Général
Topic stream: Building Relationships - sponsored by PGgrowth / Établissement de relations - commandité par PGgrowth

If you’re ready to address the elephant in the room, get a little uncomfortable and take time and space to practice, then this intensive masterclass is for you. In this session, doulas and death educators will guide participants through a reflection to breakdown personal barriers and lead the group in a safe and open ‘death café’ style discussion on death and dying. The second half of the session will provide practical workplace scenarios and exercises where you will learn how to apply this new knowledge to fully show up for donors and clients.

Speakers: Janice St-Denis and Liz Finney

6.2. KISS Principle (Keep It Simple, Steward) - Connecting with Faithful Older Donors
Education level: General / Général
Topic stream: Building Relationships - sponsored by PGgrowth / Établissement de relations - commandité par PGgrowth

Grandma Alton in Kamloops is ready to meet Jesus, but her lawyer not so much. Older donors who attend worship regularly give the most, not just to their place of worship but generally. Which types of charities does Grandma Alton trust? How does she decide which causes to support? Does she know the seniors' apartment she lives in is actually a charity? Dr. Lori Guenther Reesor is an expert in faith-based giving. Come with questions!

Speaker: Lori Guenther Reesor, B.Math, MTS, Dmin

6.3. Online Wills: An Estate Lawyer’s Perspective
Education level: General / Général Experienced / Avancé
Topic stream: Legal Issues / Questions juridiques

Technology touches every aspect of our lives, and has transformed entire industries such as travel, hospitality, entertainment, and financial services. Emerging technologies are now helping consumers address their legal needs – particularly in the area of estate planning. Arin Klug and Daniel Goldgut, estate planning lawyers and founders of Epilogue, will discuss some common concerns about the use of online Will platforms, how these platforms will transform estate planning in Canada, and what it all means for the charitable sector.

Speakers: Arin Klug, J.D. and Daniel Goldgut

Institute accredited CE (1 credit)
Continuing Education Sponsor:
ADVOCIS


6.4. Impact Investing by Charities: The New Frontier in Philanthropy
Education level: Intermediate / Intermédiaire
Topic stream: Legal Issues / Questions juridiques

More and more donors, as well as charities, are wanting to become involved in “impact investing” as part of the new frontier in philanthropy, but do not always understand what it involves. This session will explain what impact investing is intended to achieve through the dual purpose of achieving a financial return and charitable purpose. It will also explain how supply side impact investing differs from demand side impact investing, what forms impacting investing can take to achieve the charitable purposes of the charity, as well as the philanthropic intent of the donor. The session will explain some of the technical requirements involved with impact investing along with an explanation of a number of important collateral legal issues that should be considered.

Speakers: Terrance Carter, B.A., LL.B, TEP

Institute accredited CE (1 credit)
Continuing Education Sponsor:
ADVOCIS


6.5. Building the Designation for Professional Philanthropic Advisors
Education level: Intermediate / Intermédiaire
Topic stream: Building Relationships - sponsored by PGgrowth / Établissement de relations - commandité par PGgrowth

Since its launch in 2019, the Master Financial Advisor in Philanthropy – MFA-P – designation has been awarded to more than one hundred professional advisors, as well as a number of senior charitable gift planners. The intention of the program, as introduced by CAGP, Knowledge Bureau and Spire Philanthropy, was to both build and demonstrate excellence and high-level skills for advisors who provide philanthropic advisory services to their clients, as well as build a ‘community of practice’ that furthers knowledge and best practices in the profession and strengthens philanthropic giving in Canada. For those interested in learning more about the MFA-P, this session is for you; and Advisors and others who currently hold the designation are invited to strategize how CAGP can create a stronger connection with and between this unique group of professionals.

Speaker: Brad Offman
12:30
12:30 - 13:30

Plenary: Annual General Meeting

Canadian Association of Gift Planners - Annual General Meeting

When COVID-19 hit in spring 2019, CAGP led the charge in “pivoting” to a virtual Annual General Meeting to ensure we could continue to connect with our members and conduct official business. So, after two years, we’re especially thrilled to be back in person with a live AGM in 2022! We invite you to join us for lunch for all the usual excitement an AGM offers: reports from the Board Chair and the President & CEO, election of new Board Directors, the 2021 audited financial report, and appointing auditors for next year. A brief report from the CAGP Foundation Board Chair will also follow, highlighting the Foundation’s successes and the impact its having on strategic gift planning in Canada. This is a special time to officially gather as our CAGP community and questions and feedback area always welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!
13:30
13:30 - 14:30

Dessert Break + Exhibit Hall

Time to refresh, network and meet exhibitors
14:30
14:30 - 16:00

FRANK Talks

These TED-style talks are designed to inspire and challenge!

"A reimagined future of philanthropy – Are we courageous enough for transformational change?"

Sponsored by Miller Thomson LLP

The 2021 National Conference on Strategic Philanthropy explored the need for a path to CAGP’s vision of a better world through strategic charitable giving that is fairer, more just and inclusive. The response was a resounding: yes – now!

Transformative change requires a vision for where we want to be, a recognition of where we are now, and a willingness for current ‘powers that be’ to give up authority, influence and advantage to allow for new leaders, diverse voices, and greater equity.

To achieve a vision of fairness, justice and inclusivity, requires a courageous consideration that concepts such as white saviourism and white supremacy may play a role in society and in philanthropy that contributes to marginalization and exclusion.

Our speakers will share their experiences in gift planning and strategic philanthropy, and their insights and observations on how to achieve courageous, transformative change.

Charity inequity – the winners and losers in charitable giving
Speaker: DeRico Symonds

What will you give up? – questioning the holders of authority and power
Speaker: Kris Archie

An advisor’s perspective on money & meaning
Speaker: Serena Hak

A love letter to the world: one couple’s take on modern giving
Speakers: Tania Cheng & Dana Decent

Funding transformation in the Community Impact Sector
Speaker: Annika Voltan

Fundraising aspect of the issue – where major gifts intersects with reciprocity
Speakers: Sharon Redsky
18:00
18:00 - 19:00

Banquet Reception

Time to celebrate!

Sponsored by CAGP Nova Scotia Chapter
19:00
19:00 - 22:00

Banquet Dinner

Sponsored by Legacy Leaders

JOIN YOUR PEERS

CAGP’s National Conference is the only place to come together with peers who “get” what you do, and how your work makes an impact. 


Education – Inspiration – Connection

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2021 RESOURCES

Reimagining the future of philanthropy

CAGP’s 27th Conference on Strategic Philanthropy, which took place April 14-16, 2021, tackled some big themes, none more so than the rallying cry to ‘reimagine the future of philanthropy’. These messages deeply resonated with conference attendees, so much so that we were asked to make some of the information available publicly so that attendees could share the words with their leadership and board members. Today we are pleased to do so.

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