January 18, 2024 – Telling Stories Moves Donors

January 18, 2024 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Harbert Center
2019 Fourth Avenue North
Alabama 35203
Crystal Bowles

January 18, 2024

Telling Stories Moves Donors

Presented by: Eddie Thompson, Ed.D., FCEP

Please join us for our first lunch meeting of 2024 as Eddie Thompson of Thompson & Associates in Brentwood, Tennessee shares the value of telling stories that move donors to give to worthy missions.  

Eddie founded the unique Thompson & Associates process in 1996.  As CEO of Thompson & Associates, Eddie provides leadership and direction to over 47 seasoned charitable estate planners with an inspiring sense of generosity, integrity and passion for helping others.
By creating a unique values-based model at Thompson & Associates, Eddie and his team have established a way for people to dedicate the necessary time to consider important life decisions and to engage in thoughtful discussion that leads to optimal results for all.
He has planned thousands of estates, which has generated billions of dollars to charity during his thirty plus years working with nonprofits.  Eddie speaks to organizations from coast to coast on successful fundraising techniques, nonprofit management and charitable estate planning and has garnered many honors during his distinguished career.  He credits his parents with shaping his personal and professional path; they were very poor, but very generous.
In 2008, Eddie and President Cayce Powell founded sister company Gift Clarity.  Gift Clarity helps nonprofits build stronger relationships with their supporters through their strategic planning services, while utilizing the power of data to concentrate efforts and incorporating cloud-based technology with its automated time management system.
Eddie serves as the Chair of the Charitable Estate Planning Institute, a 501(c)(3) public charity offering top level education on charitable estate planning for development staff, gift planning officers and professional advisors. Eddie and a group of Thompson & Associates colleagues formed the Institute in 2012.  He is also a Fellow in Charitable Estate Planning (FCEP) awarded by the Institute.
A native of Florida, Eddie and his wife, Sheryl, have been married more than 40 years and have made Nashville their home. They have two sons, one daughter and four grandchildren.  Eddie and his family are involved in many community organizations and their church. He is an instrument pilot with both land and seaplane ratings.
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