Speaking and Writing

Dennis Bidwell speaks frequently at conferences, webinars, workshops and training sessions for development staff (major gift officers, planned giving staff), trustees, professional advisors and private property owners. Topics include: the real estate gift opportunity, real estate gift case studies, emerging best practices regarding real estate gifts, and conservation real estate transactions. Dennis also writes frequently on these and related topics for such publications as Journal of Gift Planning, Planned Giving Today, and PG Calc-U-Letter.

Representative Speaking Engagements

  • Partnership for Professional Philanthropy, National Conference
  • CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) Summit for Advancement Leaders and Advanced Planned Giving Institute
  • AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) Conference on Philanthropy
  • Planned Giving Group of New England
  • Land Trust Alliance, National Land Conservation Conference
  • Land Trust Alliance, Webinar
  • New York Philanthropy Planning Symposium
  • State Street Global Advisors, Annual Client Planned Giving Conference
  • New York University Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising
  • Estate Planning Councils
  • MaGIC Major Gifts Conference at Amherst College
  • Financial Planning Association of Connecticut
  • Chicago Council on Planned Giving
  • Minnesota Planned Giving Conference
  • Colorado Planned Giving Roundtable
  • Minnesota Annual Planned Giving Conference
  • New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
  • Mid-Iowa Planned Giving Conference
  • Connecticut Council on Planned Giving
  • St. Louis Planned Giving Council
  • Planned Giving Council of New Hampshire and Vermont
  • Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference
  • Santa Fe Community Foundation
  • 4Good Webinar
  • Maine Planned Giving Council
  • Wealth Engine Webinar

Speaking and Workshop Topics

  • Why, and How, to Pursue Real Estate Gifts During Challenging Economic Times
  • Real Estate Gifts:  Ten Things Major Gift Officers Should Know
  • Real Estate Gifts:  Trends, Case Studies and Best Practices
  • Successful Real Estate Gifts
  • Matching Donor Objectives to Real Estate Gift Structures
  • What Financial Advisors Should Know About Charitable Real Estate Options
  • How to Initiate a Real Estate Gift Conversation with a Potential Donor
  • Finding and Developing Real Estate Gifts
  • Real Estate Gifts: Experience and Best Practices
  • Alternative Real Estate Options for Aging Property Owners