Frequently Asked Questions
Who's behind Planned Giving Accelerator?
You’ll be working with me, Tony Martignetti. I’ve helped nonprofits raise more than $100 million in planned gifts. For more than two decades, I’ve been the evangelist for Planned Giving – showing scores of small- and mid-size nonprofits how they can build a pipeline of gifts that support long-term financial stability. With the Accelerator, my mission is to help as many nonprofits as possible start Planned Giving programs – in a way that’s easy, accessible, and affordable.
WHAT IS PLANNED GIVING ACCELERATOR?
Planned Giving Accelerator is a virtual program that gives small- and mid-size nonprofits the expertise, resources, tactics and support necessary to establish a Planned Giving program. As a member of the Accelerator, you’ll work directly with me to start building a pipeline of planned gifts that will increase your organization’s long-term sustainability and strength. The Accelerator offers an easy, accessible and affordable path to successful Planned Giving fundraising.
WHY SHOULD MY NONPROFIT START A PLANNED GIVING PROGRAM?
WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT FOR THE ACCELERATOR?
Members need only commit on average about one hour per week over the course of six months. During that time, I’ll provide all the expertise, resources, and insights you need to be successful. The Accelerator will include small group sessions, exclusive podcasts and webinars, a private Facebook community, as well as ongoing advice and resources to help you start your program, promote it, have conversations with potential donors, and recognize and steward those who make planned gifts.
WHAT SETS YOU APART FROM OTHER PLANNED GIVING EXPERTS?
I promise to make Planned Giving easy, accessible, and affordable. I like to say, “I’m an attorney but I don’t talk like one.” That’s a good thing because most attorneys who advise nonprofits on Planned Giving make the process much more complicated and confusing than it needs to be. I draw from my decades of experience as an attorney and Planned Giving consultant to simplify and demystify the Planned Giving process.
I see the vast potential for just about any nonprofit to reap the long-term benefits and sustainability that Planned Giving delivers. The Accelerator is an opportunity for your nonprofit to capitalize on a missed opportunity by developing an easy, accessible, and affordable approach to strengthening your organization through Planned Giving.
HOW MUCH DOES PLANNED GIVING ACCELERATOR COST?
Planned Giving Accelerator is a six-month program with a one-time fee of $1,195. For less than the cost of most conferences, you’ll get personalized guidance on how to create a Planned Giving program.
WHY TAKE PART IN PLANNED GIVING ACCELERATOR NOW?
WHO IS A GOOD FIT FOR PLANNED GIVING ACCELERATOR?
The Accelerator is designed for individuals in small- to mid-size nonprofits who are interested in creating a Planned Giving revenue stream that supports long-term sustainability. You don’t need any experience in Planned Giving or an established endowment to reap the benefits. Ideally, your organization is at least five years old, has individual donors, and is committed to creating more sustainable funding sources.
ISN’T PLANNED GIVING TOO COMPLICATED FOR A SMALL- TO MID-SIZE NONPROFIT?
CAN MORE THAN ONE PERSON FROM MY ORGANIZATION PARTICIPATE?
Yes, up to three individuals from your nonprofit can participate. Having more than one person involved can be beneficial for idea sharing and to ensure that the knowledge acquired remains in your organization. While I do look for one person designated as your point person, up to three can join our Accelerator community.
WILL FOCUSING ON PLANNED GIVING HURT OUR OTHER FUNDRAISING EFFORTS?
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Next course begins in January 2022
- Includes up to 3 people from your nonprofit
- Great professional development opportunity