8: Planned Giving with Paul Bowman


In episode 8, we talk with Paul Bowman of the Holston Conference Foundation. We talk about planned giving and how to start a planned giving program for your organization.

Podcast Guest:

Paul Bowman
Executive Director, Holston Conference Foundation

Paul Bowman greatly enjoys helping individuals achieve their philanthropic goals through careful estate planning. With over 20 years of diverse fundraising experience in higher education, social services and currently a Methodist foundation, Paul understands the thrill of working in a one-person development shop as well as with a team of professionals. He believes that every development officer should possess certain tools in their toolbox to confidently suggest, discuss and close planned gifts.

He is a past president of AFP, the Smoky Mountain Planned Giving Council and AFP’s 2013 “Non-Profit Professional of the Year.”

Paul Bowman is currently the Executive Director for the Holston Conference Foundation.  He is responsible for developing, implementing and promoting planned giving for Foundation. This includes working with individuals on their personal estate plans, as well as encouraging churches and Methodist agencies to formalize and promote planned giving to their constituents.

In addition to working in the non-profit arena, Paul enjoys teaching history online to college students and making sure his teenagers do not embarrass him too much.



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