Don’t Wonder What They Wanted: Clarifying Donors Expectations


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Lunch & learn with Jen Pederson, Philanthropic Advisor Saskatoon Community Foundation about clarifying the details on what donors really want after their death.

In estate planning, it is often said that one’s will speaks for them after their death. When it comes to gifts in will and of life insurance, sometimes the will is short on details. Once the gift is realized, you want to feel confident in how to use that gift to fulfill the donor’s wishes and honour their life, not despair over uncertainty and lost opportunities to learn from them while they were alive.


Using stories and tried and true fundraising and relationship management fundamentals, Jen Pederson will help you prepare for donor conversations that will help make sure you’re not left wondering what they would have wanted. Bring your own stories and tips for a casual and engaging conversation about one of the hardest parts of our jobs. The goal is to leave with confidence and reminders of key tasks to ensure you are able to honour your donors through your organization’s work.


Bio: Jen Pederson brings more than 20 years’ experience in the charitable sector to her role as Philanthropic Advisor at Saskatoon Community Foundation. Working closely with donors and their professional advisors, Jen has helped create charitable legacies totalling more than $40 million to benefit organizations in Saskatoon and around the world. She is passionate about getting to the heart of what donors want their gifts to do and loves working with experts in allied professions to create personalized giving plans that make a difference in our community. She is an active member and volunteer with Canadian Association of Gift Planners locally and nationally and with the Saskatoon Estate Planning Council.



29 March, 11:30am to 29 March, 1:00pm


417 21st St E

Saskatoon,  Saskatchewan  S7K0C5 Canada

Phone: 3069665606