Grassroots Planned Giving: Turning Your Annuals into Perennials

  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Hilton Hotel, Lisle/Naperville


    Please note that guests may attend one meeting per lifetime with a voucher, after which they may attend at non-member rate or choose to join.


Speakers: India Alexis Ehioba, MNA, CFRE; David Terrill, CFRE; and Charlie Alcorn

Topic: Grassroots Planned Giving: Turning Your Annuals into Perennials


You know by instinct or experience that the seeds of your potential endowment and planned giving donors are found in your bag of steady annual donors. However, how does one identify and cultivate the proper prospects? Find out from three experienced professionals who have been tending their gardens of annual donors for decades to develop and nurture perennial gifts.

Each speaker on our panel will give a brief presentation on their own practical experiences and techniques that helped their charities succeed in growing larger legacy societies and bigger endowments. Our panel will represent a variety of backgrounds regarding smaller vs. larger charities serving many disparate missions. Please come prepared to ask questions and join the ensuing discussion.

About Our Speakers:

India Alexis Ehioba, MNA, CFRE

Currently, the CEO of Shore Community Services, Ms. Ehioba brings 18 years of successful fundraising experience in nonprofit human services organizations. She is passionate about establishing successful planned giving programs in local, community-based organizations. Most recently, as Senior Philanthropy Officer at Little City Foundation, she grew their Legacy Society from a mere 11 members to over 45 members, in less than 18 months., (847) 982-2030

Charlie Alcorn, PhD

Dr. Alcorn is the founder of the Central DuPage Pastoral Counseling Center and served as its Executive Director for 30 years. He serves the Center now as President of the Endowment while continuing his counseling practice. Dr. Alcorn is an ordained Presbyterian minister and has been a practicing therapist since 1976. Dr. Alcorn has been the chief catalyst for growing the Counseling Center’s endowment to a sizeable balance over the past 15 years., 630-752-9750

David Terrill, MA, CFRE, President, Terrill Consulting

Mr. Terrill began his fundraising career in 1982 as an all-purpose development officer. From 1995 on, he focused his practice on planned giving. Terrill started and built gift planning programs for Brookfield Zoo and subsequently Northwest Community Hospital Foundation. In 2013, Mr. Terrill began his independent consultant firm using his breadth of experience to help nonprofit organizations build capacity through creative philanthropy.,  

Full participation in the above program is applicable for  1 PT in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification.


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