You are convinced that you want to attend CGP Conference, and we really want you there; now it is time to convince your boss! You have to make a bold case for the return on investment – every dollar has to be justified, and so does the time away from the office. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Interested in attending CGP Conference, but not sure how to convince the boss to approve the trip? Here are some simple steps you can take to prepare your request:
The conference is a place to hear from thought leaders, talk to exhibitors about current trends, and of course meet your colleagues. One of the best parts of the conference is the people!
Jeff Comfort, Cynthia Krause and Scott Lumpkin will co-chair the Summit Track at CGP 2018. Each year, around 30% of conference attendees report that they have more than 20 years of gift planning experience. The Summit Track is designed for these experienced attendees, offering challenging discussions that begin where most breakout sessions end.
Collectively, Jeff, Cynthia and Scott have decades of gift planning experience and they’ve attended hundreds of conferences, often as presenters. All three began their careers in 1984, when Baby Boomers like themselves weren’t usually on the prospect list. They learned about philanthropy from donors, mentors and a few bosses who were members of the Greatest Generation. But they learned about life from the perspective of their own generation. In the Summit Track sessions at CGP 2018, they’ll bring together researchers, marketers and expert planners to sharpen the focus on peers who are turning into prospects.
This week, CGP sat down with Gordon Smith, Associate Vice President of Development, Planned Giving, for National Jewish Health and this year’s Conference Chair, to discuss conference planning and his vision for CGP Conference 2018 in Las Vegas.