Making Memories, Making Money: Essential Tools for Building a Successful Tribute and Memorial Program
Event Type: 
Special Session
Track: 
Distinctive Development
Date / Time: 
Tue June, 24 - 9:45am to 11:15am
Location: 
Colorado Ballroom A-B
Presenter: 
T. McLaughlin, Reiman Gardens, Ames, Iowa, A. Sell, Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor, Michigan, K. Sikkenga, Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum, University of Michigan, D. Michener, Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum, University of Michigan

Tribute gifts can be a blessing or a curse. A poorly run program leaves a legacy of distressed donors and stressed out staff. MBGNA’s model program, developed jointly with University counsel, planners, and development, generates reliable revenue, accomplishes institutional goals, and honors donors. Learn how to create a tribute and memorial gift program that maximizes revenue, minimizes staff time, and leverages tribute gifts and givers to accomplish your core mission. The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum’s tribute system is a model for accepting, tracking and honoring this unique revenue source. Learn to avoid pitfalls and turn your program into a reliable revenue stream, while accomplishing your core mission and priorities. Tribute gifts can be trees, benches, shrubs, gardens, bricks and more.

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Colorado Ballroom A-B
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