2017 Practical Planned Giving Conference

2017 Practical Planned Giving Conference

Learn how to increase major & planned gifts at Crescendo's 2017 Practical Planned Giving Conference. Discover the latest developments in charitable planning that will help you inspire your donors to give.

Thirty industry experts will motivate you with 48 breakout sessions and six tracks at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa on September 25-26, 2017.

Register today or visit PPGC2017.com for more information.

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Solutions for Marketing Major & Planned Gifts

With 30+ years of experience, Crescendo Interactive offers a results-driven marketing system that creates leads, builds donor relationships and closes more gifts for your organization

  • Mobile-friendly websites
  • Emails & enewsletters
  • Print materials
  • Proposal software
  • Content management
  • Donor analytics
  • Gift calculators
  • Training and much more
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CresPro Software

Crescendo Reaches New Milestone with Cloud-Based Software

Crescendo's most popular planned and major gift illustration software, CresPro, is now cloud-based. With the new CresPro online software, Crescendo offers gift planners and major gift officers greater flexibility and unparalleled access to the tools necessary to successfully do their job and close more gifts.

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White Papers - BoomerTrillion, New Annual Fund & Email Study

Increase Your Gifts: Free White Papers

BoomerTrillion: Capture Your Share (Download Free PDF)
Build a gift pipeline from the greatest wealth transfer in history by the Baby Boom generation.

New Annual Fund With IRA Rollovers (Download Free PDF)
Learn how to use a multichannel marketing campaign and motivate your donors to make IRA rollover gifts each year.

Experiments in Email Email Marketing (Download Free PDF)
Learn the best ways to increase email performance and response rates.


Our Products & Services


GiftLegacy, our integrated planned giving marketing system, helps you build donor and professional advisor relationships to close more gifts. It includes mobile-friendly websites, weekly enewsletters, mission videos and royalty-free literature.

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Crescendo provides powerful applications for marketing major and planned gifts as well as administering gift annuities. Our software allows you to prepare custom proposals and presentations for various gift plans.

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Our seminars, webinars and annual conference cover a wide variety of gift planning strategies. You can learn about offering bequests, issuing and administering gift annuities, establishing education and retirement unitrusts, gifts from IRAs, blended gifts and more.

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GiftAnnuities 1•2•3, our administration service, assists your charity with state compliance and administration of charitable gift annuities. You can track annuity balances, print checks, create state reports as well as file tax returns and annual filing information.

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Seminars & Conferences

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Crescendo Overview

Success Stories

As the nation's largest planned giving services provider, Crescendo Interactive is proud to work with these organizations among many others:

Theresa Curry
Theresa Curry
Senior Director of Gift Planning

University of New Hampshire

"The University of New Hampshire Foundation's Office of Gift Planning uses all that Crescendo has to offer. We've had tremendous success with the donor and advisor enewsletters. The integrated emarketing and print marketing have helped us send a cohesive message to our donors. We've also found Crescendo's client services team to go above and beyond, and their support has been critical to the success and implementation of all of their products."

Theresa was named Crescendo's 2016 Emarketer of the Year, and since implementing Crescendo's GiftLegacy tools and services beginning in 2014, has raised over $52 million in planned gifts.

Julie Heggeness
Julie Heggeness
Executive Director, Gift Planning

Hoag Hospital Foundation

"Hoag Hospital Foundation uses Crescendo's enewsletters (donor and advisor), brochures, print newsletter, website, software, marketing materials and plans, wills guide, bequest literature - basically all Crescendo has to offer. We are extremely happy with Crescendo's products and customer service. In three year, HHF raised more than $55 million in planned gifts."

Julie was named Crescendo's 2015 Emarketer of the Year. Over the past three years, HHF has raised over $55 million in planned gifts

Glenn Pittsford
Glenn Pittsford
Vice President for Gift Planning

Texas A&M Foundation

“A total of $1.1 billion in planned gifts have been documented in the past 17 years. Many of these givers have been inspired by the planned gifting marketing they have received from us over the years. That marketing is based on the Crescendo donor-friendly marketing and emarketing philosophy and materials. We give Crescendo much credit for the success we have enjoyed.”

David B. Moore
David B. Moore
Director, Legacy Planning

Chapman University

“As a one-person planned giving office with just $40,000 for annual operating expenses, Crescendo's GiftLegacy marketing package empowered me with great resources. In recent years, Chapman University secured more than $100 million in planned gifts for the future of our mission. While strategic face-to-face visits are essential to this kind of success, Crescendo helps open the doors to these conversations.”

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