The intended audience are in house development folks, mostly nonlawyers, who have at least some occasion to talk with existing or prospective donors about various "planned" giving vehicles -- gift annuities, remainder trusts, etc.
But the material is pitched at a sufficiently advanced level, with citation to key rulings, court decisions, and sections of the tax Code and regulations, that lawyers should also find it useful. At this point we have not yet sought advance certification for continuing education credits.
The webinars attempt to situate the discussion of each of these vehicles within its tax policy context, so that the gift planner will have somewhat more than a basic understanding not only of the technical requirements -- what you might call "tax compliance" -- but also what are the policy objectives these requirements seek to accomplish. And what might the basic rules imply as the planner encounters novel situations
In my own experience (here reverting to the first person singular), a somewhat complex set of data points is much easier to remember if it is embedded in a narrative. Some version of this narrative is what we (again the editorial "we") intend to provide.
What makes this a "soft" launch is that we are putting the webinars up one at a time, somewhat out of sequence. Today's posting is a webinar titled "the gift annuity in context," which would actually be the second or third item in the completed sequence.
Alongside that webinar, we are also posting a freestanding item, not part of the PG 103 sequence, titled "charitable gifting incentives in the CARES Act," which we are offering for now on a "pay what you will" basis, in five dollar increments, from zero. From time to time we expect to post other items of this nature, i.e., special topics or recent developments.