The New Mexico Planned Giving Roundtable is an ongoing forum supporting peer learning and candid discussion. Planned giving (also known as legacy or estate planning) is a critical tool for our sector, and each month, we focus on a specific topic to support your learning. This program is specifically designed for nonprofit board and staff members at all experience levels. Please join us!

Enter the information below your calendar to join, registration is not required. 
Meeting ID: 885 5073 5011            Passcode: PGRT          Dial In: 1-929-205-6099               

  • January 28, 2021, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    OUR YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY: How we're surviving in a pandemic
    Annual Check-in
    What steps or adjustments did you take in 2020 to advance/prioritize planned giving program?
    What changes did you see with donors?

  • February 25, 2021, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    PLANNED GIVING ADVISORY COMMITTEES: The good, the bad and is it worth it?
    Facilitated discussion about what is involved in creating a planned giving advisory committee and the the basic criteria for creating a referral list and getting diverse expertise.  
  • March 25, 2021, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    GIFTS OF NONCASH ASSETS with Greg Sharkey, J.D., Senior Principal Gifts Advisor
    Greg will talk about the importance of charitable gifts of non-cash assets. Specifically, the session will include a discussion of questions that lead to discussions with donors around values, life transitions, non-cash assts, and charitable giving platforms. Greg will share short stories to illustrate how these questions can lead to great charitable gifts, and invite attendees to share their stories as well.

  • April 22, 2021, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    USING LEGACY GIFTS TO GROW YOUR ENDOWMENT with Bud Hamilton, Board Member and Philanthropist 
    Endowments are a hallmark of sustainability and lend credibility to an organization. Bud brings his experience to talk about the "How to" – campaign; marketing; matching; and blended asks.
  • May 27, 2021, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM 
    A panel discussion with Jacqueline Berg, Attorney; John Macukas; and Mary Macukas
    As fundraising professionals, we understand that high ethical standards are essential to us and our organizations. Sometimes, we find ourselves faced with situations that make us question the best course of action for ourselves as professionals, as well as for the donor and our charitable organization. These situations may involve a donor's diminished capacity, undue influence and conflicts of interest. Unfortunately, organizations can find themselves at risk of litigation, negative press, loss of reputation or worse in the absence of awareness of warning signs of cognitive impairment and have policies/procedures in place. Join us as we explore the scenarios and how to protect everyone involved.
  • June 24, 2021, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM 
    with Bonnie McLeskey, Associate VP for Planned Giving, UNM Foundation and Elizabeth Harcombe, Director of Development, Planned Giving, UNM Foundation 
    Planned gift marketing is one of the pillars on which a planned giving program is built. Learn about the goals of marketing, finding your audience, and low-cost techniques to drive leads. Come away ready to start your marketing program no matter the size of your shop. 
  • July 22, 2021, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    What's ailing your planned giving program? The meeting is filled with people who have probably experienced the same issues you are at some point in their careers. This peer discussion and peer learning opportunity creates a space for each person to learn from someone else and share their experience with the group. 
  • August 26, 2021, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    CLAIMING IRA GIFTS with John Hays, J.D., FCEP 
    Claiming IRA gifts can be tricky at times. Join us for a facilitated discussion about what every organization needs to know about claiming IRA gifts. Many challenges can be overcome with the right knowledge and tools. For example, did you know a custodian doesn’t have to notify you when you are the beneficiary of a deceased IRA owner?

  • September 23, 2021, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    Panel discussion facilitated by Nancy Baker
    This panel discussion will focus on enlisting board members who are equipped to support the organization with fundraising that goes beyond individual member’s annual giving commitment. Discussion will include the following Basic Governance best practices: nominating and recruitment process, orientation, taking fear out of the idea of “fundraising," and Legacy Ambassador Concept.
  • October 28, 2021, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    Role play and scenario discussion for "Making the Ask" – tips for asking your donors to make a legacy gift. 
  • November 2021 - no session

  • December 2021 - no session  

Let us know what's on your mind or request a topic for 2022 - we love hearing from you.


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