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2017

January 24, 2017
The Trust Walk: Walking Down the Path of Various Types of Trusts and Avoiding Hot Coals at the Same Time
Presenter: Stuart C. Bear, President of Chestnut Cambronne

When we think of trusts, we think of inter vivos trusts (i.e., trusts established during one's lifetime) and testamentary trusts (i.e., trusts which are written today, but not funded until death happens in the future). A different way of looking at trusts is to think of trusts from the perspective of saving taxes and from the perspective of controlling assets.

This presentation will identify the various types of trusts and how they fit into the category of tax savings and the category of control. The person attending this seminar will gain more in-depth knowledge regarding the substantive considerations as to when various types of trusts are appropriate and a more complete understanding of how various types of trusts link together, to provide a clear path to effectuate planning goals and objectives.

March 28, 2017
Form 990: A Powerful Tool
Kim Hunwardsen, Tax Partner, Eide Bailly & Deb Nelson, Tax Senior Manager, Eide Bailly

For many organizations, the Form 990 is one of the most powerful communication tools they have with donors and other constituents. While the Form 990 is a tax form and is required to be filed to maintain tax exempt status, it goes well beyond the numbers and includes a significant amount of information about the governance and operations of the exempt organization. Do you know what donors and other users are seeing when they are looking at your organization’s Form 990? If you are a donor, do you know what parts of the return can provide information on some of the key information you might want to know about the organization? What parts of the return do the IRS and other watchdog organizations focus on? We will share with you helpful hints on what areas of the Form 990 are most important to focus on and best practices for evaluating the information provided. 


2016

July 19, 2016
Building Highly Engaged Boards
Presenter: Phil Hansen, Regional CEO, American Red Cross Minnesota Region
If you’d like a copy of Phil’s presentation, please email him directly at phil.hansen@redcross.org.

March 8, 2016
Family Meetings – How to Discuss Your Estate Plan and Philanthropic Objectives with Your Family
Presenters: Tom Rauenhorst, Banker, J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Lighting a Fire that Needs to Be Lit: Increase Your Advancement Results through a Focus on Women’s Philanthropy
Presenters: Jenny Norris Peterson, Philanthropy Consultant, Writer and Speaker, Norris Peterson Consulting

January 12, 2016
Minnesota Estate Tax Planning (PDF)
Presenters: Jenny Maas, Associate, Chestnut Cambronne
Jumpstarting Success: Ideas for Building and Elevating Your Planned Giving Program (PDF)
Presenters: Joe Thiegs, Senior Planned Giving Officer, Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media; Randi Yoder, Principal, Minnesota Public Radio


2015

September 22, 2015
IRD Basics and Best Practices (PDF)
Presenters: Dana Holt, JD, RICP – Advanced Markets Specialist, Thrivent Financial
Gifts of Retirement Assets: Strategies Beyond the Beneficiary Designation (PDF)
Presenters: Jessica Johnson, Principal, Gray Plant Mooty; Jason Schuller, Principal, Gray Plant Mooty

July 28, 2015
Public Benefit Corporations – What Nonprofits Should Know and State of the Social Enterprise - Duniway (PDF)
Public Benefit Corporations – What Nonprofits Should Know and State of the Social Enterprise – Reiling (PDF)
Presenters: Sarah Duniway, Attorney, Gray Plant Mooty; David Reiling, CEO, Sunrise Banks

May 26, 2015
Residency for Minnesota Purposes (PDF)
Minnesota Income Taxation Handout (PDF)
Presenters: Michael Sampson, Partner, Maslon; and Scott Nelson, Attorney at Law, CPA, Hellmuth & Johnson

Pannual Giving (PDF)
Presenter: Josh Hanson, Marketing Consulting, The Stelter Company

March 18, 2015
Top 10 Charitable Planning Strategies for Financial Advisors (PDF)
Presenter: Russell N. James III, J.D., Ph.D., CFP®

Words That Work: The Phrases that Encourage Planned Giving (PDF)
Presenters: Russell N. James III, J.D., Ph.D., CFP®

January 27, 2015
Economic Update: Market Transformations & Risks (PDF)
Presenter: H. Cameron Hinds, CFA®, Regional Chief Investment Officer, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A

What Motivates a Client to Create a Charitable Lead Trust (PDF)
Presenters: Alison J. Midden, Shareholder, Briggs and Morgan; and Paula J. Stumne, Shareholder, Briggs and Morgan


2014

January 14, 2014
What You Need to Know about the Affordable Healthcare Act (PDF)
Presenter: Donna Zimmerman, HealthPartners

Healthcare Reform and Our Donors - The Big Unknown (PDF)
Presenter: Keevan Kosidowski, HealthPartners

March 11, 2014
The Why of Giving and Getting to the Legacy Ask (PDF)
Presenter: Greg Lassonde

The Sweet Lowdown: Troubleshooting Tricky Gift Annuity Situations and Remembering Why We Bother (PDF)
Presenters: Ruby Pediangco and Robert G. Peterson

May 13, 2014
Accepting Real Estate: Real Life Scenarios to Guide You Through the Process
Moderator: Tim Prosser, JD, Relationship Manager/Senior Technical Consultant, Kaspick & Co.
Panelists: Diana Anderson, Jeremy Wells, Jason M. Watt, Linda Thornton

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2013

The presentations from the May 2013 program will not be available for download per the request of the presenters.

January 8, 2013
Legislative Update
Presenter: Craig Wruck, Humboldt University

March 12, 2013
Charitable Remainder Trusts (CRTs) AND Charitable Lead Trusts (CLTs): The Underused and Underappreciated "Special Ops” Charitable Team
Presenter: Gary Hargroves, Thompson & Associates; Tara Mattessich, Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren Ltd.
>>Handouts available here and here.

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2012

January 10, 2012
Riding the Eye of the Hurricane
Presenter: Craig C. Wruck, St. Cloud State University

I Love You But I Don't Trust You: Dealing with Donor Restrictions
Presenter: Phil Purcell, JD, Ball State University Foundation

March 13, 2012
Evolution of a Network and Brand: Lessons from Decades of Collaboration
Presenter: Carleen Rhodes

Wealth: What's Changing? And What Difference Does it Make?
Presenter: James P. Daniel

May 8, 2012
Giving in the Current Environment
Presenter: Eddie Thompson, CEO, Thompson & Associates

July 17, 2012
Understanding and Addressing Consumer Fraud and Financial Abuse of Vulnerable Adults
Presenter: Kris L. Maser, Maser Amundson Price P.A.
>>Supplemental statistics located here

September 11, 2012
Finding Common Ground: Planned Giving Officers & Financial Advisors
Presenter: William Sutton, Jr., Head of Philanthropic Services, UBS

Planned Giving Triggers: Scientific Findings on the Influencers and Activities that Yield Gifts
Presenter: Bev Hutney, Director of Innovation and Research, The Stelter Company
>>Click here to download a report associated with this session.

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2011

January 11, 2011
If Someone Has to Go to Jail, Make Sure it's the Donor and Not You: Ten Key Rules to Keep You on the Right Side of the Law
Presenter: J. Patrick Plunkett, Moore, Costello & Hart, P.L.L.P.

UPMIFA Impact on Fundraising, Boards, and Internal Control for Not for Profit Organizations
Presenter: Marshall Lehman, Lurie Besikof & Lapidus

March 8, 2011

Education Seminar: Relationships: Professional Advisors and Gift Planners – The Good. The Bad. The Ugly.
Presenters: Professional Advisor Panel Discussion led by Jerry Brennan

July 12, 2011

Breakfast Meeting: The Ethics of Building Trust

September 13, 2011

All in the Family

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2010

January 12, 2010
Entrepreneurs as Engaged Philanthropists
Presenter: Jim Hodge

March 9, 2010
Probate in Minnesota
Presenter: Dean Maus

Keys to Planned Giving Success
Presenter: Jim Gumpert

May 11, 2010
Predicting the Next Planned Gift
Speaker: Josh Birkholz, BWF

Why, and How, to Pursue Real Estate Gifts During Challenging Economic Times
Speaker: Dennis Bidwell, Bidwell Advisors

Why, and How, to Pursue Real Estate Gifts During Challenging Economic Times
Speaker: Dennis Bidwell, Bidwell Advisors

July 13, 2010
Board Development and Working With Boards(PPT)
Speaker: Dee Vandeventer, Founder, Partner and the "V" of ME&V

September 14, 2010
Social Media and the Relationship to Philanthropy
Jean Vukas Roberts, Vice President, Development, The Saint Paul Foundation

Four Keys to Capture Women's Wealth, Power and Influence
Speaker: Margaret May Damen, CFP, CLU, ChFC, CDFA

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2009

January 13, 2009
Discovering the Secret Giver: Groundbreaking Research on Bequest Donors
Presenters: Larry Stelter and J. Ann Selzer

Ethical Issues in Charitable Gift Planning: A Discussion of Best Practices
Presenter: Johni Hays

March 10, 2009
You Don't Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows
Presenter: Craig Wruck

Donor-Centered Fundraising in a Down Economy:
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Good to Great
by Jim Collins
Thanks! How the Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier by Robert Emmons
Presenters: Ross Levin, Karen Hansen, and Holly McDonough

May 12, 2009
How to Weather the Recession as a Non-Profit: Meeting Your Challenges Head On
Presenter: Nancy Lee, LarsonAllen Nonprofit and Government Group

September 8, 2009
The 2008 Bank of America Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy
Presenter: Lyle Brizendine

Mile High Goals: Gift Planning and Mega Capital Campaigns
Presenter: Laura Hansen Dean

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