Rebecca Watkins 1110
Rebecca Watkins
National Park Foundation
Job Title
Director, Planned Giving
Address
300 Compton Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
United States
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Email Address
mwatkins@nationalparks.org
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Biography
Rebecca Campbell Watkins is currently Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving at the North Carolina Symphony. After a brief career in the corporate world, she transitioned into the nonprofit field and hasn’t looked back. She earned a master’s degree in arts management from American University and has worked in individual giving for arts organizations for over ten years. Her career has included development positions at the Smithsonian Institution, the Dallas Museum of Art and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. She is particularly interested in topics around donor restrictions--why do donors put restrictions on gifts; what does an organization need to watch for in accpeting gifts with stipulations; what happens if you need to break an agreement that your organization accepted? A self-proclaimed “art nerd,” she also enjoys any activity that gets her outside, baseball, travel and puppies.
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Position
CGP Conference Speaker, Other - Write In
Other Position
AFP International Conference Speaker
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Headshot
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Presentation 1
Title of Presentation 1
Always Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth
Presentation Description
Not all gifts are beneficial. To protect your organization, you need to fully understand what you're getting when offered a gift that doesn't come completely strings-free. Before accepting gifts with restrictions, or gifts that require further action from the organization, make sure that you're willing—and able—to do what it takes to maximize the gift. In this session, we’ll walk through some of the warning signals to watch for when offered gifts with restrictions or non-traditional gifts. We’ll share experiences that have been ripped from the headlines and discuss how to best handle difficult conversations. Attendees will leave with a better of understanding of what red flags to watch for—and why—and will be armed with tips on how to communicate with donors when you can’t say yes.
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Presentation 2
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Presentation 3
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Presentation Topic Areas
Gift Design, Current Events, Ethics, Case Studies, Other
Other - Write In
Donor restrictions
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First Name
Rebecca
Last Name
Watkins
Email Address
mwatkins@nationalparks.org
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If you are not a current CGP Board member, please include information about your fee.
No speaking fee - may want to discuss travel expenses if necessary.
Active Speaker
Yes
Speaker Bureau Resource?
Yes
Category Speakers Bureau