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Brisk Walk eLearning Series

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A Brisk Walk Through the Basics of Planned Giving © is an enriching seminar that has earned great success as an in-person learning vehicle for those new to planned giving. The e-Learning version of Brisk Walk was designed to offer the best elements of the in-person seminar to MPGC members in greater Minnesota and to those who were not able to attend at one of the in-person sessions.

The Brisk Walk Through the Basics seminar leads participants through the nuts and bolts of planned gift instruments. If you are new to planned giving, need a refresher, or are a development generalist, this seminar was made for you. Get an excellent overview of gift planning and the tools you need to make the most of it. Each participant receives a guide book and gains access to the Brisk Walk Online Community where you can keep in touch with others who have taken the course and keep the conversation going well after the session concludes.


Learning Objectives

Course materials presented in the seminar and through the participant guide book will include essential elements of planned giving. Participants will leave this seminar with the following learning:

  • Gain a clear understanding of basic planned giving methods
  • Understand the tax implications for planned giving
  • Learn about the different gift vehicles available and when each is best

Created by Robert A. Evenson

Bob Evenson, one of the founders of the Minnesota Planned Giving Council, created A Brisk Walk Through the Basics. Over the years, countless development officers, volunteers, and others who care about charitable organizations and the good works they accomplish received their introduction to planned giving at A Brisk Walk Through the Basics seminar. The Minnesota Planned Giving Council is proud to present A Brisk Walk Through the Basics seminars as a living memorial to Bob Evenson.

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Brisk Walk Online

Register for the Brisk Walk eLearning Series

Brisk Walk is now eligible for CFRE credits

The eLearning Series consists of three parts:

Webinar Part 1: Core practices of a successful planned giving program
Presenter: Joe Thiegs, Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media

Webinar Part 2: Overview of the different gift vehicles available and when each is best
Presenter: Jay Kautt, University of Minnesota Foundation

Webinar Part 3: Advanced practices and opportunities to go deeper
Presenter: Tricia Bunten, University of Minnesota Duluth


Members: $295
Non-Member: $325

Course Booklet

  • Hardcopy course materials that are relevant for the Brisk Walk Through the Basics program will be shipped within one week of purchase to the mailing address specified upon registration.

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