From the President and CEO

Posted by Michael Kenyon on Mar 17, 2020 2:38:07 PM

CGP Community,

With new updates and information being released daily surrounding the COVID-19 virus, CGP realizes your attention is focused on your current environment, work situation and most importantly your family, colleagues and community.

I am writing to let you know that CGP will continue all member services and remain an important resource for our members to dialogue with and learn from each other as we move through these unprecedented times. CGP has the technology to continue operations and work remotely to ensure the safety of our valued staff members while remaining accessible to address your member needs. The Gift-PL discussion board will continue to be a valuable resource for everyone to connect and I encourage you to share and contribute to help all of us remain strong as a community.

Planning for the CGP Conference scheduled for October 7-9 in Chicago continues to move forward. Programming is under way and we are optimistic the environment will be safe to hold an in-person conference. CGP is, however, already preparing to deliver the conference content and experience through virtual formats if necessary. In these times of uncertainty and rapid change, the role of the conference in providing leading edge education, sharing of critical information and best practices is absolutely essential. CGP is committed to providing this valuable service to you in whatever format will best serve our members.

Please call our office at (317) 269-6274 or email us at if you have questions or need assistance.

Wishing everyone good health and a deep well of patience.

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Topics: gift planning, Membership, CGP Conference

Hear from your Peers: Top Reasons to Attend CGP Conference

Posted by National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on Mar 16, 2020 12:48:24 PM

We know that CGP Conference is a valuable event for those who attend and we’re confident that, by joining us, you’ll find resources and strategies to use right away. But don’t take our word for it! Check out what 2019 attendees said in the post-conference evaluation.

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Topics: CGP Conference

Ready, Set, Go: Convince Your Boss to attend CGP Conference

Posted by National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on Mar 3, 2020 2:02:54 PM

You are convinced that you want to attend CGP Conference, and we really want you there; now it is time to convince your boss! You have to make a bold case for the return on investment – every dollar has to be justified, and so does the time away from the office. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

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Topics: Conference

Top reasons to support CGP Conference as a sponsor/exhibitor

Posted by National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on Feb 17, 2020 10:20:16 AM

CGP Conference is a unique gathering place for individuals committed to the art and science of charitable gift planning. Thinking of exhibiting at a CGP Conference in Chicago, Oct. 7-9, 2020? Here are 5 reasons why you should.

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Topics: CGP Conference

Vision 2020: Q & A with Kent Weimer, CGP Board Chair

Posted by National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on Jan 22, 2020 11:41:29 AM

Today, we sit down with Kent Weimer, our newly elected Chair of the CGP Board of Directors to hear his thoughts on CGP and the upcoming year. Kent has been actively involved in CGP for almost 20 years including 3 years on the board and leadership roles at the Chicago Council of Planned Giving and Charitable Gift Planners of Dallas, where he is a past president. We are excited for the upcoming year and to be led by such a great leader with more than 40 years of experience in the gift planning industry.

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Topics: Advocacy, Teamwork, gift planning, Standards, Membership, Council, National, Mission, CGP Conference

Final 2019 Legislative Session Update

Posted by Perry Wasserman on Dec 18, 2019 1:19:17 PM

Yesterday, The House approved a massive spending and tax package (HR 1158, HR 1865) that includes several important provisions affecting the work of charitable fundraisers.  The Senate is expected to follow suit this week, and White House aides have indicated President Trump will sign the two measures into law before a temporary spending bill expires at midnight on Friday. 

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Topics: Advocacy, News