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Seminar on March 20th changed to Webinar



Scranton Area Community Foundation is committed to the safety and well-being of our friends and community partners. Like many of you, we have been actively monitoring the public health concerns related to COVID-19 and are taking a proactive approach in an effort to prevent illness and promote a healthy environment.

As a proactive precaution, we have made the decision to change the upcoming Building Organizational Sustainability through Foundations, Endowment Funds, and Gift Planning Tools: A Seminar for Nonprofit Organizations event planned for Friday, March 20th to an interactive webinar so that participants can still receive the information remotely.

We typically embrace the opportunity to gather and network, so this was not a decision taken lightly, but we trust that it is in the best interest to err on the side of caution for the health and safety of our community.

We ask that, if interested, please register for the webinar using the instructions below. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

Building Organizational Sustainability through Foundations, Endowment Funds, and Gift Planning Tools: A Seminar for Nonprofit Organizations

Friday, March 20, 2020
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM EST

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

During this webinar, you will learn how to help your donors meet their personal financial and legacy goals while building sustainable support for your organization. Explore simple gift planning possibilities in partnership with the Scranton Area Community Foundation.

We’ll share how you can increase your fundraising potential through planned giving tools like charitable gift annuities, trusts, and other life-income gifts.

This webinar is perfect for:

– Nonprofit executives or board members considering the idea of establishing a foundation or an endowment to support the organization’s sustainability.

– Nonprofit executives, board members, or development staff from organizations with endowment funds already established with the Scranton Area Community Foundation who want to learn new ways to use the fund more effectively to build additional revenue and to fundraise in more impactful ways for their organization.

– Nonprofit organizations with limited fundraising staff capacity.

– Nonprofit organizations that want to learn how to increase fundraising potential by offering donors planned giving tools.

– Nonprofit organizations interested in learning how to discuss gift planning for your donors while helping them to increase their 2020 deductions and reduce their tax burden.

CFRE accredited.
Approved for 1 CFRE Continuing Education Point.

This is a free webinar but registration is required.
Registration closes Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

About the Presenter:
Laura Ducceschi, MBA, MA, CAP® serves as the President and CEO at the Scranton Area Community Foundation, where she oversees the administration of over 200 charitable funds and manages the administration of two additional private foundations, the NEPA Health Care Foundation and the Robert H. Spitz Foundation. She helps guide the philanthropic initiatives of those in our community and directs grant funding to support projects, programs, and causes in the Northeastern Pennsylvania region. Laura has established the Center for Community Leadership and Nonprofit Excellence, developed a Medallion Partners Program, and started the Women in Philanthropy initiative, all to benefit the surrounding community. She has also played a key role in the development of NEPA Moves, formed to solve the barriers in transportation to those in need in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative.

To request your FREE copy of Provide & Protect: Important Life Decisions, please email us at info@safdn.org.

Provide & Protect: Important Life Decisions is a powerful resource that aims to educate donors on estate planning and making important life decisions.
This webinar is hosted by the Scranton Area Community Foundation and the Center for Community Leadership and Nonprofit Excellence.

For more information about this event, please contact us at 570-347-6203.

We are grateful for your patience and understanding during this unique and challenging time, and we look forward to sharing the information virtually with you on March 20, 2020, at 9:00 A.M. Thank you!

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