The University of Iowa

Simple Answers for Big Dumb Questions
Event Category 

Free for EIPGC members; $25 for non-members

Someone says, “This may be a dumb question, but…” and the presenter graciously replies, “There’s no such thing as a dumb question,” before providing the obvious answer.  But then, maybe just to yourself, you have to admit you were wondering about the same thing. Our donors and clients have plenty of questions, but they may be too intimidated to ask.  So, they search the internet for answers.  Sometimes they stumble upon good information, but often not. 

In this session we’ll consider some of those questions such as:

  • What’s a beneficiary designation and how do I make one?
  • Does the charitable deduction actually save me money?
  • I don’t have any RMDs, so why would I consider a QCD gift?
  • What’s an endowment and how does that work?
  • Why would a charity pursue planned gifts at all?

We’ll explore plain and simple answers and explore how we can do a better job of serving our donors by anticipating their questions.

  • Please note: This event takes place at Kirkwood Community College, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW (Enter using the South Entrance).Horticulture Building Room 141
  • Networking at 11:30 am; meeting and program at 12:00 pm
  • Speaker, Craig Wruck, author of "Planned Giving in a Nutshell," a practical guide to planned giving for development generalists.
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 11:30am
PO Box 1163
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406
Eastern Iowa Planned Giving Council
Sponsoring Organization 
Eastern Iowa Planned Giving Council