Planned Giving Seminar - Comprehensive

Comprehensive Seminar

From data entry to planned giving basics, learn the full power of CresPro cloud software. Experienced fundraisers, beginners and assistants will benefit from exploring the most popular gift options that donors will want to consider. Gain valuable knowledge about these gifts as well as hands-on experience running personalized donor proposals.

Price: $495

Continuing Education Credits: 12 hours

Course Outline - Day 1

  • SECURE Act
  • How To Talk with Donors
  • Crescendo System Overview
  • Personalize/AFR
  • Unitrust Deduction Worksheet
  • Term of Years Unitrust Deduction Worksheet
  • One & Two-Life Gift Annuity/Stock - No Appreciation
  • One-Life Gift Annuity - Appreciated Property Annuity for Another Person
  • One & Two-Life Unitrust
  • Unitrust and Sale
  • Unitrust and Sale Zero Tax
  • GiftLaw Pro Questions
  • Video Help
  • GiftCollege
  • Annuity Trust
  • Two-Life Unitrust and Insurance Trust
  • Retirement Unitrust (NIMCRUT)
  • State Tax Credit
  • Close

Course Outline - Day 2

  • Charitable Remainder Unitrust
  • Education Unitrust
  • Testamentary Remainder Unitrust
  • CresSurvey
  • Calculator Exercises
  • Bargain Sale
  • Gift Plus InsuranceBequest of IRA
  • Sale and Living Remainder Unitrust
  • Life Estate Reserved
  • Annuity Trust
  • Gift Annuity for Remainder in Home
  • E-mail Proposals
  • Electronic Manual
  • Gift Analyzer
  • Target Marketing

General Information

  • Instructional Delivery Method: Group Live
  • CPE Credit: 12 hours
  • CPE Field of Study: Taxes
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Program Knowledge Level: Basic
  • Program Description and Learning Objectives: See description and course outline above
  • Advance Preparation: None
  • Course Registration Requirements: Call Crescendo at 800-858-9154 or register online through our online store.
  • For refund on a canceled seminar, please contact our front desk at 800-858-9154
  • For complaint resolution policy, please contact Sandra Henningsen at 800-858-9154


Virtual (Live Webcast)
10/19/2021 - 10/20/2021
8:30am - 4:00pm
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What People Are Saying

We are proud to have had the following organizations, among many others, as part of our planned giving seminars:

"The Comprehensive Seminar was so very useful – with the quality of the content being exceeded only by your hospitality – that I can hardly wait to begin using the software."

— Syndey Rooks, J.D.
Associate Director of Personal Giving
The Salvation Army, Eastern Michigan Divisional Headquarters

"This Crescendo Seminar showed me how valuable the combination of expert instruction and a feature-laden software package can be. The benefits of the class are immediate. During the session I found myself scribbling notes and reminders to call my clients with news that would have a direct benefit to them."

— Wayne Olson
Fundraising Consultant, Trainer & Writer
Wayne Olson Consulting, LLC

"Attending Crescendo seminars is invaluable! I always come away with new marketing ideas, new problem solving ideas, new language and closing ideas! We really grow as a staff when we attend together and learn how to use the program to our best advantage."

— Glenn Pittsford
Assistant Vice President for Gift Planning
Texas A&M Foundation

"What a wonderful seminar! It seems evident that excellence is what you do and how you do it is your goal. It is a "feather in my hat" to have been a privileged student under your tutoring. I continue to be amazed at what has gone into the creation of the Crescendo programs and what a benefit they are to all of us in the gift planning world. Crescendo and its services (and its quality people) are one of the great values of our times."

— Trenton Frost
Trust Services Assistant
Three Angel Broadcasting Network

"I just want to express my sincere appreciation to Charles and the whole team. I learned soooo much! You folks offer a marvelous service and really expand the resources of a small Planned Giving and Trust Services organization. In addition to the excellent training, I really appreciated the comfortable setting and your gracious hospitality."

— Thomas Murray
Planned Giving Director
Southern New England Conference of SDA

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