Sharpen Your

Philanthropic Vision in


Look toward a brighter future

Sharpen your vision by attending the 2020 Practical Planned Giving Conference in San Diego. Learn from our top lineup of speakers and authorities in the field about how to speak the language of gift planning and master the art of major gifts.

Practice bequest "best practices." Gain insights to take your fundraising to new heights from our "All Star Fundraisers." Learn strategies for successful management of your fundraising program and explore new horizons. There is something for everyone at PPGC 2020!

Keynote Speakers

Dana Holt

Dana Holt, JD, RICP, AEP®, CAP®

CEO & Philanthropic Strategist, HOLT Consulting

Keynote: Donor Advised Funds: The 800 Pound Gorilla of Philanthropy

The popularity of Donor Advised Funds is rising at a meteoric rate. According to the National Philanthropic Trust 2019 DAF Report, they grew by over 55% in 2018. DAFs are by far the fastest-growing charitable tool of our time. Charities all over America are now asking the same list of questions in response to this staggering growth. How do DAFs work? Why don't donors just give directly to charities? Why the rapid growth? We will dive in and reveal the simple answers to these big questions.

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Julie Heggeness

Julie Heggeness, JD, CSPG

Executive Director, Gift Planning, Hoag Hospital Foundation

Keynote: Inspiring Donors to Give—Reflecting on Development

During my 20+ years of development, I have had many experiences both good and bad. The session will cover what worked and what didn't. We always hear about the big gifts but, what about the ones that got away?

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