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Insider Briefing Events for Professional Advisors

Our Insider Briefings cover the latest giving strategies, current trends in philanthropy and best practices for advising clients on philanthropy. We are pleased to offer continuing education credits (CLE, CFP, CPA) at these free events.

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Upcoming Events

Insider Briefing: The COVID Pandemic: The Evolving Reality

Speaker: Dr. Michael Osterholm

Join us for the first Insider Briefing of the year, and hear from Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy. Dr. Osterholm will describe the epidemiology of COVID-19, what public health strategies can be used to reduce transmission, and how the world will likely look one year from now as a result of the pandemic.

Event Details

1 - 2 p.m., virtual

Insider Briefing: Creative Charitable Planning with Non-cash Assets

Speaker: Bryan Clontz

Event Details

1 - 2 p.m., virtual

Insider Briefing: Partnering with a Community Foundation

Event Details

11 a.m. - 12 p.m., virtual

Insider Briefing: What Clients Want to Discuss with their Advisors

Event Details

12 - 1 p.m., virtual

Past Events

Insider Briefing: Estate Planning in the Age of COVID-19

Diana L. Marianetti, attorney at Maslon LLP, shared her expertise in helping individuals and families plan for both the expected and unexpected. Diana shared must-have estate planning documents in the age of COVID-19, how to safely sign them, and how future events, like the upcoming elections, may affect your clients' financial plans.

Diana Marianetti

Insider Briefing: Minnesota: The 2020 Elections & Beyond

The 2020 election cycle is generating widespread interest as Americans prepare to vote amidst some of the most tumultuous circumstances in modern history. In this webinar, hear from David Schultz, Professor of Political Science and Legal Studies at Hamline University and Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota, as he examines the issues, factors at play in upcoming state and national elections and possible outcomes for 2021 and beyond.

Insider Briefing: New Tax Law

In the wake of 2017 tax reform, professional advisors were left wondering what the effect of charitable giving would be on nonprofit organizations. Together, we reviewed the 2017 tax law changes, discussed the initial known impact on philanthropic trends, and considered solutions to help your clients continue to give to the organizations they love to support.

Insider Briefing: Donor Advised Funds, Bunching and IMFs

At our September Insider Briefing event, Dana Holt of HOLT Consulting presented on how today’s donors are using DAFs in creative ways, and how financial, legal and tax advisors can rise to meet the challenge.

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Professional Advisor reception

At a recent event for professional advisors, attendees learned about how the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation partners with Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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