Tuesday, April 20, 2021

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Inspiring Donors to Make More Possible

How do you empower promising donors or legacy society members to look beyond their circumstances and instead consider their values, to make possible the most extraordinary gift? In this presentation, Ryan will underscore the importance of asking why and what for, before focusing on how to give through current and future gifts. He will introduce “gift-frames” that help donors understand ways to give that are relevant to their situations and to what matters most to them. The presentation can be used to engage large and small donor groups alike, or even be tailored to a single donor’s particular interests, and the tools shared will incorporate annual, major, and planned gift practices that may have a remarkable outcome for your organization.

Participants will learn to help donors discover ways to—

  • Support the loved ones and causes they value
  • Make tax-wise gifts
  • Turn low-performing investments into a reliable income stream
  • “Give as you live”—with passion and purpose

Ryan Hart portraitRyan Hart is Executive Director of Gift Planning at Columbia University where he oversees strategic university-wide efforts to raise funds for the $5 billion Columbia Commitment Campaign through planned gifts. Since Ryan’s arrival at Columbia in January 2014, he has also led fundraising and alumni relations at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP) and served as Special Advisor for University Development Priorities. Prior to Columbia, Ryan served for more than 22 years at Vassar College, including leading the Gift Planning, Leadership Gifts, Parent Giving, and Annual Fund teams, and as Assistant Vice President for Individual Giving and Associate Campaign Director for the college’s $431 million Vassar 150: World Changing campaign. Ryan is a graduate of Vassar with a degree in political science.

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