July 19, 2023 – Soliciting a Blended Gift

July 19, 2023 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Central Kentucky Community Foundation
200 Jim Owen Drive
Amanda Featherstone

Lunch included with in-person registration. Networking begins at 11:30 AM, program introductions begin at 11:45 AM.

(AFP Members please register HERE.)


This session will focus on blended gifts as the keys to greater fundraising success. Participants will better understand the characteristics of individuals who make blended gifts, the best methods and techniques to secure blended gifts, and the reason why only a few organizations secure blended gifts.


Presented by Eddie Thompson – CEO, Thompson & Associates and CGP National Board Member

Dr. Eddie Thompson founded Thompson & Associates. As CEO, he provides leadership and direction to over 45 seasoned charitable estate planners with Thompson & Associates. Eddie speaks to organizations from coast to coast on successful fundraising techniques, nonprofit management and charitable estate planning. The National Society of Fund Raising recognized him Executives as a Certified Fund Raising Executive from 1986 to 1996.

Eddie began his career at David Lipscomb University where he served as Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Assistant to the President, and Director of Planned Giving. His career advanced to The EAR Foundation, an international nonprofit, where he served as Chief Executive Officer.

Dr. Thompson has garnered many honors during his distinguished career. He was selected by Freed Hardeman University as its 2000 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year. In 1992 he was selected as a Kellogg Foundation Board Trainer assigned to Special Olympics International; International Directory of Distinguished Leadership 1988; Who’s Who in American Education 1992; Personalities of America, 6th edition; and 2000 Notable American Men, 2nd edition.

He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of four nonprofits: Institute of Board Certification, The Barnabas Foundation, African Christian School, and The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville. He is also a member of the Middle Tennessee chapter of Partnership for Philanthropic Planning. Eddie serves as the Chair of the Charitable Estate Planning Institute, a 501(c)(3) public charity offering top level education on charitable estate planning for development staff, gift planning officers and professional advisors. Eddie and a group of Thompson & Associates colleagues formed the Institute in 2012. He is also a Fellow in Charitable Estate Planning (FCEP) awarded by the Institute.

A native of Florida, Eddie and Sheryl have made Nashville their home. Eddie and his family are involved in many community organizations and their church. He is a very active pilot with both Land and Seaplane ratings.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Registration cancellations must be made the Friday before the program date. No refunds will be issued after that time. You may send a colleague in your place.  Members who register and do not attend will be invoiced for the price of lunch. Please send changes to cgpkentuckiana@gmail.com.


Full participation in this program is applicable for 1.0 point in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

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