While I certainly came to learn, I didn’t expect to be inspired. Over 25 years in institutional fundraising and philanthropy, I’d attended a lot of conferences, almost all of them in planned giving. PPI’s multi-disciplinary environment drew me out and encouraged me to venture beyond my usual comfort zone. Its real community of estate, financial, family and business professionals immediately helped me crash the imprisoning matrix of institutional fundraising, restore my creativity, and launch a new practice of personalized philanthropy.  Purposeful Planning Institute experiences – like Fusion, Rendezvous and the Philanthropy Summit – helped open me up to the kind of learning that continually transforms my practice. If your goal is to move the needle and make a better world, there is no better place to begin than with yourself, and with PPI.