Upcoming events:

June 17, 2021 Virtual book club event: "How to Say it to Seniors"

September 19, 2021 Save the date

Past events:

March 11, 2021 Annual (Virtual) Conference on Gift Planning

January 28, 2021 Annual (Virtual) Meeting and Moderated Recorded Webinar with Pamela Davidson

November 12, 2020 AFP/NPD virtual presentation by Dr. Russell James - Raising major gifts of assets in the aftermath of Covid-19: New strategies for a new world

October 7-9, 2020 National CGP Virtual Conference - HGPC member scholarships awarded

September 24, 2020 Quick thinking: How nonprofits flipped the script with creative ideas to engage with their donors with Caroline Witherspoon and Erin Kinney

March 12, 2020 Annual Conference on Gift Planning with Dr. Russell James and Lani Starkey

October 17, 2019 Words that work in major and planned gifts fundraising with Dr. Russell James via Skype presentation

July 18, 2019 Gift Acceptance Policies with Kate Lloyd, Hugh Jones, Ben Nishimoto

April 17, 2019 Getting Your Board Onboard with Legacy Giving with Nancy Pace, Stacey Wong, Unyong Nakata, Lani Starkey

February, 28, 2019 Annual Conference on Gift Planning with Kevin Crilly, J.D., UC Berkeley

January 17, 2019 Annual Meeting and IRA Charitable Rollover Presentation

August 30, 2018 Learn to Speak Gift Planning by Scott R. Lumpkin (webinar with a local moderator)

March 1, 2018 Annual Conference on Gift Planning with Kim Klein, Klein & Roth Consulting and Greg Sharkey, The Nature Conservancy

January 12, 2018 Annual Meeting and Luncheon for HGPC members

November 1, 2017 How to Connect with Wealth Managers & Professional Advisors (part of National Philanthropy Day Conference)

August 3, 2017 Blended Gifts Increase Donor Satisfaction with Charles Schultz, President/CEO, Crescendo Interactive, Inc.

May 17, 2017 Developing a Marketing Plan that Fits Your Time & Budget

March 9, 2017 Annual Conference on Gift Planning with Jay Frost, Senior Partner, Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners

January 20, 2017 Annual Meeting and Luncheon for HGPC members

August 11, 2016 AFP Aloha Chapter Education Session: Legacy Conversations: Give Beyond Your Years

May 12 & 26, 2016 The Fundamentals of Planned Giving by Craig Wruck (2 part rebroadcast series with a local moderator)

March 10, 2016 Annual Conference on Gift Planning with Anne Melvin, Director of Training & Education, Alumni Affairs & Development, Harvard University

November 17, 2015 3-session planned giving track at National Philanthropy Day

September 29, 2015 Understanding a Donor's Perspective

August 13, 2015 Bequests: A Gift Anyone Can Make

June 17, 2021 – Virtual Book Club Event: “How to Say It to Seniors” @ Zoom meeting link will be provided
Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Hawaii Gift Planning Council Educational Series

A virtual book club event featuring “How to Say It to Seniors: Closing the Communication Gap with Our Elders” by David Solie

Please join us for a Zoom discussion moderated by Carrie Ogami, Director of Gift Planning, Punahou School. Prof. James Pietsch and Lenora Lee from the UH Elder Law Program (UHELP) at the William S. Richardson School of Law will join the discussion.

This book explores the reasons why communicating with older adults is sometimes so frustrating and offers strategies and skills for overcoming these challenges. By understanding their unique developmental agenda and using different language, phrases, and vocabulary, anyone – relatives, friends, colleagues – can learn to communicate effectively and effortlessly with their aging family members, acquaintances, and clients.

Our interactive discussion will focus on the book’s four aims and how they relate to our roles as charitable gift planners:

  • To help readers understand the conflicting and previously unappreciated tasks on the older adult’s unique developmental agenda.
  • To recognize how these developmental tasks can interfere with our ability to communicate effectively.
  • To offer easy-to-learn skills that enhance communication between the generations.
  • To guide us become better advocates for aging donors.

Click “Tickets” to register by May 19, 2021. To receive the HGPC member rate, please login with your username/password. We will email you a Zoom meeting link prior to the event.

  • HGPC members: Free + Amazon e-gift card to purchase the book with registration! (We will email you the gift card.)
  • New or renewing members who sign up before May 19 will also receive an Amazon e-gift card to purchase the book.
  • Non-members: $30 + Amazon e-gift card to purchase the book OR $10 without e-gift card.

You can purchase the book on Amazon here.