April 5, 2017 NCPGC Program Keynote: Wayne Olson

April 5, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
Goodwill Opportunity Campus
5301 Wilkinson Blvd. Charlotte
NC 28208
$45.00 Members, $65 Non-members
Sharon Tripp, Administrator


Platinum Sponsor


8:00 – 9:30 AM Special Session SOLD OUT

Planned Giving For People Who Wear Many Hats in a Development Office with Wayne Olson

An introduction to planned giving for the professional who wants to start a program or is new at raising legacy gifts. Wayne Olson will lead the discussion and will call on professionals who work in small offices to share their tips and stories of success.  Joining Wayne Olson for the morning session will be a panel at 9:00 to discuss how they handle Planned Giving while accomplishing all the development tasks in small offices:  Donna Stucker, The Humane Society of Charlotte, Nancy McEneny Beard, UCHS Foundation and Jim Kelley, Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte.    (This session is limited to 35 people).

Gold Sponsors


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10:00 -11:30

Donor Relations the Disney Way with Wayne Olson

Just like Disney, people discuss legacy giving because they want to feel better about themselves and the world around them.  Why is Disney so popular?  It is because of Disney’s attention to the people the company serves.  Come prepared to challenge yourself on how well you know your donors and how well they know you.

Silver Sponsor
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Donor Relations that Led to a Gift

Listen as Wayne showcases Donor Relations the Disney Way that were used  by members of NCPGC to secure gifts for their organization.  Three legacy donors will discuss the methods that led to a gift that made them feel better about themselves and the world around them.

1:30-2:00 Meet Wayne Olson
1:30 Optional Tour of the state-of-the-art Goodwill Opportunity Campus.

Special Bonus:  Drop your business card in the box at registration and stay until the end of the meeting and you may win three hours of consulting from our speaker –Wayne Olson.

Speaker: Wayne Olson

Speaker: Wayne Olson

Wayne Olson is the president and owner of Wayne Olson Consulting LLC where he advises charities on fundraising, capital campaigns and planned giving.  He also advises for-profit corporations on motivation, sales, leadership and employee morale.

He is the author of three books on fundraising, including Big Gifts Small Effort, which is designed to help charities, fundraisers and boards understand and use planned giving in their programs.  His specialty is donor relations and explaining planned giving and all fundraising in easy-to understand terms.

Wayne hosts Charity Matters, a radio show on WTKI AM & FM, in Huntsville, where the topic is fundraising, saving taxes and nonprofits, and what they are doing in the community.  Wayne’s writing appears in the websites, brochures and newsletters of hundreds of charities nationally through his work with a national publisher.  He is a regular contributor to Planned Giving Today.  In 2014 Fundraising Success Magazine honored him by awarding Wayne the Most Inspirational Speaker of the Year award.

A nationally-known speaker and trainer, Wayne speaks regularly at the annual AFP International Conferences, and will be the keynote speaker at National Philanthropy Day in Virginia and Philanthropy University in Huntsville (among others in 2016).  He was a keynote speaker at the international meeting of the Association of Donor Relations Professionals in Memphis in 2015.

Wayne earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and his law degree from Stetson University College of Law.  Wayne’s clients include: Ronald McDonald House Charities, Meredith College, CASE District III, The National Museum of the Marine Corps, Westminster Canterbury Lynchburg, the National D-day Memorial, Patrick Henry Children’s Services, and many more.  In 2016 he will be the keynote speaker at a National Philanthropy Day, Nonprofit University and will speak at the AFP International Conference (among others).

PROGRAM COST:  Members $45 – Guests $65


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