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.
Lewis von Herrmann
Lewis von Herrmann is a Certified Financial Planner® and a Certified Fund Raising Executive® based in Atlanta, Georgia. He has more than 40 years of experience in charitable fundraising, primarily with faith-based organizations and educational institutions including Cru, The Christian and Missionary Alliance, American Bible Society and The Mission Society. He has held key leadership positions in major and planned giving programs, and he has been a frequent speaker throughout the Southeast, working to foster positive change in communities all over the world.
Lewis specializes in major and planned giving programs and has met privately with over 2,000 individual families to discuss their planning needs.
His presentations address how to gain foundation grants, build a planned giving program and develop major gifts. He also speaks on hiring and managing PG field staff, creating gift acceptance policies and using estate planning seminars with your donors.
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