In 1903, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke answered letters from 19-year-old Franz Kappus, who hoped to become a poet himself. Kappus published Rilke's advice in Letters to a Young Poet, a book that is less about writing and more about living like a poet. At this year's National Conference on Philanthropic Planning, staff of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (www.pppnet.org) followed Rilke's lead and asked a room full of experienced charitable planners what advice they'd give to young people beginning careers as nonprofit gift planners or as estate and financial planners who advise philanthropists. This deck captures common threads in their responses. We invite you to share it with young people whom you feel would be great philanthropy advocates and guides.