“Making the Most of Your Involvement with WMPGG,” featuring PPP President/CEO, Michael Kenyon – January 20, 2016

January 20, 2016 @ 9:45 am – 1:00 pm
Prince Conference Center
1800 E Beltline Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
$35 WMPGG Member/$45 Non-member/$25 Student (w/student ID) or retired development professional
Tara Werkhoven

Link to program registration flyer: WMPPG January 2016 Program 2

9:45 a.m. – Registration

10:00 a.m. – Session One: Advocating for the future of charitable gift planning

Advocacy is central to the PPP mission extending beyond government relations. PPP advocates not only for a positive tax environment for the charitable sector but also in support of its members and the field of charitable gift planning. The presentation includes an update on the latest legislative activities in Washington and what they mean for the charitable sector as well as an inside look at how PPP is changing its infrastructure and using national research data to identify and improve member services.

10:55 a.m. – Break

11:10 a.m. – Session Two: Your PPP membership – the benefits for you and your organization

Get acquainted with the resources and services of a national PPP membership and take a tour of the new WMPGG website. Also, gain insight into the strategic work of the national organization and what it will mean for members their organizations and councils. Get an inside view on how PPP will implement an inclusive approach, leveraging member engagement and expertise, technology, and partnerships to provide the very best in education, advocacy, research and a strong professional community.

12:00 p.m. – Lunch

12:45 p.m. – Annual WMPGG Business meeting


Guest Speaker: Michael Kenyon, Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, President and CEO

Michael Kenyon is president and CEO of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning. For 11 years, Kenyon served as the executive director of the Percussive Arts Society. At PAS, he lead an international music service organization that promotes percussion education, research, performance and appreciation, with 7,500+ members, 50 U.S. chapters and 28 international chapters. Among many successful initiatives at PAS, he led the organization through development of a new facility for the Rhythm! Discovery Center, a museum and educational space that USA Today recently named one of the top places in the United States for hands-on music making. Kenyon began his professional life as a musician before transitioning into nonprofit and arts administration. He has worked with St. Martin’s Hospitality Center for the homeless and Celebrate Youth, which was recognized by the Kellogg Foundation as an exemplary program in the development of young adults. He also served several years as executive director of the New Mexico Jazz Workshop.

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