Encore: Introducing Blended Gifts Into Donor Conversations

May 10, 2023 | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Eastern
Available 10 business days after the Live Training


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Learn how major gift officers can use blended gifts to bolster fundraising success and donor impact in an economic downturn.


Are donors and prospects in your portfolio stalled because of downturns in stocks or other liquid assets? Have you considered incorporating blended or planned giving into your donor conversations?

Join us online to learn how you can introduce planned giving options into more donor conversations, which can help you re-engage donors in difficult economic times. We will share proven strategies for cultivating blended gifts and educating prospects on how these gifts can help them create their legacies. You will leave with tactics for making a multi-gift ask that you can apply to common donor situations.

Who Should Attend

This webcast is designed primarily for major gift officers who need more giving options to share in uncertain times. Planned giving officers looking to establish a blended gifts culture will also benefit.

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May 10, 2023

1:00 - 200 p.m. ET


1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST | Watch a Re-airing of the Training

If you missed the event when it took place in September 2020 or you have been meaning to engage with the on-demand training, this is your chance to watch it together with higher ed colleagues from across the country. Mark your calendar now to set aside this time for yourself.

  • During this one-hour webcast, our expert speaker will discuss the following considerations:
    • Understanding the opportunities in donor conversations during uncertain times
    • Identifying when a blended ask is the best path
    • Sharing possible solutions and generating productive conversations
    • Bringing up a planned gift and making a multi-gift ask


portrait of Marianne Blackwell

Marianne Blackwell

Senior Director, Office of Gift Planning and Leadership Giving, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Marianne is a Senior Director in the Office of Gift Planning and Leadership Giving with the University of Colorado. In her role, she primarily supports the fundraising efforts of the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Advancement team and assists donors and their advisors in considering and designing charitable giving plans as part of their personal financial and estate planning.

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