The Kindelsperger Forum presented by JGA in partnership with NPC, CGPI & AFP-IC

When:  Oct 15, 2021 from 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  AFP IN, Indiana Chapter

Attendees will be required to wear a mask for this event except when eating/drinking.

Storytelling:  The Secret Sauce of Fundraising Success

Nonprofit organizations and donors have amazing stories to share – stories of perseverance, fortitude, profound impact, and generosity. Stories are at the core of why nonprofit organizations exist. Research confirms storytelling is one of the most powerful ways to communicate, to engage stakeholders, and to influence behavior. It’s especially important for effective fundraising. But what makes a good story? In this interactive session based on Lynn’s recently published book, Storytelling: The Secret Sauce of Fundraising Success, you’ll hear about what it takes to become a storytelling gourmet and then refine your own storytelling recipes.

Presenter:  Lynn Malzone Ierardi, JD

Ierardi_Lynn__002_.jpgLynn Malzone Ierardi, JD has been in the estate and gift planning field for more than 30 years. She is a leader in the charitable planning community and recently completed a term as 2019 Board Chair of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners. She’s a member of CGP's Leadership Institute and has served as a leader for the local CGP Councils in New Jersey and Greater Philadelphia for more than two decades. Lynn’s recently published book, Storytelling: The Secret Sauce of Fundraising Success, includes a foreword written by esteemed colleague Professor Russell James. As a dynamic and highly rated speaker, Lynn has presented at conferences, meetings and webinars throughout the country on a variety of charitable planning topics, including storytelling. She is passionate about helping nonprofit organizations to secure significant gifts using the right assets, and the right structures. Lynn has served as Director of Gift Planning for the University of Pennsylvania since 2005 and as an independent gift planning consultant ( since 2002. Her experience includes gift planning positions in health and higher education, as Vice President with the Merrill Lynch Center for Philanthropy, and the practice of estate planning and real estate law. Lynn is a graduate of Lycoming College and Fordham University School of Law.

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration/Breakfast/Exhibitors
8:30 - 9:45 a.m. Program
9:45 - 10:15 a.m.  Break with Exhibitors
10:15 - 11:30 a.m. Program
11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.  Q&A and Program concludes

AFP and CGPI Members:  $100
Non-members:  $150

Registration closes on Friday, October 8, 2021

Get Lynn's Book!
Conference attendees (up to 100) will receive a complimentary copy of Lynn Ierardi's brand new- second edition book, Storytelling: The Secret Sauce of Fundraising Success.

Thank you to Norton Philanthropic Counsel for providing these books to our attendees.

Lynn will be available to sign books. Her book is also available in ebook format on Amazon (Kindle) and Barnes and Noble (Nook).

Sponsorship Opportunities
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About The Kindelsperger Forum
The Kindelsperger Forum is program of the AFP Indiana Chapter which will bring thought leaders in fundraising and philanthropy to Indianapolis to discuss strategic issues impacting the profession in honor of Kris W. Kindelsperger.  Kindelsperger was a valued and influential advancement professional who helped hundreds of nonprofit organizations make a lasting impact through his nearly 35 years of service to the community.

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