Thursday, November 18, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM PST
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Planned Giving Forum of Greater Sacramento

CFRE, CSPG, CAP…Fundraising Certifications: What’s the Difference and What’s Right for Me?

Join us as we present a panel of three respected planned giving professionals to share information about each fundraising certification and which might be right for you. Our session moderator, Peter Leon-Guerrero, Director of Planned Giving at UC Davis, will ensure your questions are answered!

Fundraising and planned giving certifications can help you increase your knowledge and skills in your career. In this session, we’ll explore the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), Certified Specialist in Planned Giving (CSPG), and Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®) programs. Hear about what each certification has to offer, what you’ll learn, and what it takes to complete the each program. Come with your questions for our esteemed panelists and discover your next professional development opportunities.

Meet our panel professionals:

Jack Alotto, MA, CFRE

Jack Alotto is a graduate of Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) and he holds a Master’s degree from the State University of New York at Oswego—both degrees in psychology. Throughout his career, Jack has served in a variety of fundraising positions in hospital, social service and the arts as executive director, development director, major gift and legacy giving manager, and foundation and corporate relations manager. Jack is a California Ambassador for the Certified Fund Raising Executive program and has led CFRE review classes and currently runs a CFRE Study Group. To read his full biography, CLICK HERE.

James F. Normandin 

Prior to launching his consulting practice, Normandin & Associates, in 2016, Jim Normandin spent 32 years with  Memorial Medical Center Foundation, including the last 10 years as President. He has extensive experience in the design, implementation, and management of wealth transfer planning, from simple to complex, designed to meet the financial, estate and philanthropic goals and objectives of the client. He is a founding faculty member of the Certified Specialist in Planned Giving program. To read his full biography, CLICK HERE.

Dien Yuen, JD, LLM, CAP®, AEP®

Dien Yuen, Assistant Professor of Philanthropy at The American College of Financial Services, holder of the Blunt-Nickel Professorship in Philanthropy, and a designated instructor for the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy program.  She is an authority on family philanthropy, global philanthropy, and emerging philanthropic models for corporate and community giving. To read her full biography, CLICK HERE


PGFGS Member: No cost
Nonmember: $25