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B’nai B’rith International
Assistant Director of Planned Giving

(Added 6/25/2014)

Union of Concerned Scientists
Director of Planned Giving

(Added 5/20/2014)

American University/WAMU 88.5
Planned Giving Manager

(Added 5/14/2014)

DilemmaAs a planned giving officer I work with many prospects who also make outright gifts.  It seems that planned gifts always take a back seat to outright gifts, and that my work with a prospect is either overshadowed by that of the major gifts officer or sometimes even ignored.  The real problem comes in crediting the work I do.  Almost always, the person responsible for securing the outright gift will get all the credit.  It’s not so much the credit that I worry about, but the way my worthiness is judged.  I understand that current dollars are more important than deferred gifts, but we play an essential role in the whole development process. 
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