Meet the Planned Giving Coach

jeJohn Elbare is the founder and Principal Consultant of Florida Philanthropic Advisors, LLC. He has over 30 years of experience in non-profit management and charitable planning.

John has an MBA degree from the University of South Florida, and he holds the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation. John is an instructor and frequent speaker on charitable giving and estate planning topics.

John is a past president of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) of Tampa Bay, the Tampa Bay Area Planned Giving Council (TBAPGC), and the Suncoast Chapter of the Association of Fundraising
(AFP). He speaks throughout the nation to AFP Chapters and Planned Giving Councils, and he has been a featured speaker at the National Planned Giving Conference in 2003, 2004, and 2005. John also served for several years as a guest lecturer on University at Sea cruises, providing continuing education coursework in estate and charitable planning topics for lawyers, CPAs and CFPs.

John works with charitable organizations to help them establish and operate effective fund development and planned giving programs. He also provides planned giving support services, training sessions and retreats for boards of directors, and coaching for development directors and planned giving officers.