Sharpe Group Speakers Bureau

Since 1963, Sharpe Group has been a leader in the field of gift planning. In addition to our popular seminar series, our experts speak to groups of all sizes and at national and local professional conferences such as the National Conference on Philanthropic Planning (NCPP), National Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), National Catholic Development Conference (NCDC) and the American Council on Gift Annuities (ACGA).

Sharpe Group speakers have decades of training experience and can help you implement current trends in gift planning, learn how to initiate and structure blended gifts, manage planned giving programs, create effective gift planning marketing and address the specific issues facing your charitable organization or institution through in-house presentations tailored to fit your particular needs. To request a Sharpe speaker, please contact us at moc.tenEPRAHS@ofni or 800.342.2375.

Barlow T. Mann
General Counsel

Barlow T. Mann has contributed extensively to the planned giving community, on both the local and national level, for more than 30 years. Previous audiences include the AHP Madison Institute, National Planned Giving Institute, Association of Fundraising Professionals, NCPP, ACGA, NCDC, AHA and other local organizations.

His topic list includes taxes and giving, ABC’s of planned giving, discovering America’s most generous givers and trends in giving. He possesses a combination of legal, technical and creative skills that can be applied to meet the specific needs of each client.

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Joe Chickey

Joe Chickey
Senior Consultant, SVP

Joe Chickey has worked for 30 years in the charitable arena for nonprofits and for-profits, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Rush Presbyterian Medical Center and as a gift planner for the University of Illinois. Joe oversaw the Charitable Services Group for Regions Bank Middle Tennessee Division, serving philanthropic individuals, family foundations and public charities. He recently completed his term on the national board for the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (formerly PPP).

His lecture topics include current trends and strategies, marketing dos and don’ts and ethics in unique situations. His engaging speaking style creates upbeat and helpful peer interactions, especially when speaking on ethical issues in fundraising.

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