Our Partnership Makes Us Stronger

Posted by Mollie Toland on Sep 20, 2017 3:15:00 PM

I always get excited to talk about our partnership with the local charitable gift planning councils for a couple of reasons. One, it’s an opportunity to share the information with members and non-members about our council structure. And two, I can brag on how amazing our local councils are at educating and connecting gift planning professionals.

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Topics: Membership, Council, National

2016 Conference Papers Now Available in CGP Link

Posted by National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on Sep 13, 2017 7:30:00 AM

Thirty new resources just hit CGP Link, the online community for CGP members. Each year, as the National Conference on Philanthropic Planning approaches, we release papers from the previous year. Whether or not you attended the 2016 conference, you can type NCPP2016 in the Resources search field to study up on innovations and best practices shared by a great group of presenters.

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Topics: NCPP, CGP Link, Education, Resources

Five Effective Tools for Successful Advocacy

Posted by Joe Nolte on Sep 6, 2017 7:30:00 AM

The key to being an effective advocate for charitable giving planners and their donors is having the right tools.

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Topics: Advocacy

Network and Learn at NCPP

Posted by National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on Aug 30, 2017 7:30:00 AM

CGP members receive a discounted rate to attend NCPP!

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Topics: philanthropy, NCPP, Education

Advocacy Update: A Fall Preview

Posted by Perry Wasserman on Aug 23, 2017 7:30:00 AM

Lawmakers have, by and large, abandoned a hot and humid Washington, DC for their annual summer recess after roughly seven months of work that failed to produce a single major piece of legislation for President Trump to sign into law.  By almost any objective measure, the President and Republican-controlled Congress have been stuck in a tailspin of unproductivity and have not come close to meeting the expectations many had after the November elections handed control of the White House and both Congressional chambers to one party.  To make matters worse, when Congress reconvenes shortly after Labor Day, Republican leaders are bracing for a potential firestorm over the debt ceiling and government funding, two issues that must be addressed quickly in order to avoid a government default or shutdown. 

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Topics: Advocacy, Hill Day

What Does Certification Mean?

Posted by Penny Cowden on Aug 16, 2017 7:30:00 AM

Certification in the fundraising field can take many forms and there are different certifications depending on the area of focus.  Many fundraisers begin by achieving the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation that recognizes experienced professionals who have met a standard of knowledge and experience. This designation was the first to provide a unified credentialing program designed specifically for fundraisers. The advanced certification, ACFRE or FAHP (specific to healthcare), demonstrates a higher level of knowledge and experience. 

Other certifications are available specific to areas of career focus, such as the Certified Specialist in Planned Giving (CSPGCM) developed by the American Institute for Philanthropic Studies and Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) certification offered through the American College. More recently, the Association of Fundraising Professionals is collaborating with the American College to offer courses in philanthropic planning which will only increase the value of the CAP designation. 

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Topics: Education, certification