March 23 program – Donor Retention – a panel discussion

Donor Retention - the art of relationship

Our 2016 programming will get us back to basics. For our March program, we present a panel to talk about Donor Retention. Panelists are:

  • Bobbie League – retired Planned Giving Director and now a community volunteer
  • Dori Sonntag – Director of Developoment at Gonzaga University
  • PJ Watters – Director of Gift Planning at the Inland Northwest Community Foundation


11:30 – Lunch and networking

11:50 – Business meeting

Noon – Presentation

1:00 – Adjourn


Box lunch is provided. This program is included with your INDC membership. The non-member fee is $20 payable at the door by cash or check only.

1 point CFRE credit

IRA Charitable Rollover Signed into Law

H.R. 2029 was recently passed. It included a provision to retroactively reinstate the IRA Charitable Rollover provision for all of 2015 and remove any expiration date on the provision.

According to Independent Sector,

Individuals may begin taking distributions from their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) as early as age 59½, but are required to begin taking them at age 70½. Normally, these distributions are subject to income taxes. The IRA Charitable Rollover provision, established under the Pension Protection Act, allows individuals who have reached age 70½ to donate up to $100,000 to charitable organizations directly from their IRA, without treating the distribution as taxable income. In order to qualify, contributions must go directly to a public charity and be made from traditional IRAs or Roth IRAs. Donors may receive no goods or services in return for their contributions, and must obtain written documentation of their contribution from each recipient charity.

Click here to learn more from the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning

The new INDC membership renewal form is ready

We’re back in business. We have a new Post Office box and we’re transferring the bank account to the new treasurer. The new membership renewal form is posted on the Join INDC page – but here’s a quick link to the membership form. If you’re not sure about your membership status, contact D’Lynn Ottmar at

Please take a minute to let us know what you want from INDC

As we plan our direction and programming for 2016, we need your input. Please take our survey by clicking on the link below:

Thank you – your responses will help us make INDC a better organization — for you!

Revitalizing INDC

I’m really excited about serving as VP of Communications for INDC. I am grateful to Kerry Wiltzius who has agreed to serve as president for the 2015/16 year and to Jackson Williams for all his help with the transition. Check back often as we continue to update the website to reflect the changes in the organization. If you see something that needs changing on the website, please email me at