Over the past several months we have been talking a lot about shifting the strategic direction of the organization and addressing a rebrand, a new website and even a new name to support those changes now underway.
In April, the Board of Directors reviewed member and council leader feedback and selected a new name for the organization to present to our councils for approval. During the month of May, we held an online election asking the councils to vote to approve the new name.
That election is now closed and the votes have been tallied.
I am pleased to announce over 90% of all councils voted in the election and the vote was over 90% (90 -7) in favor of adopting the new name.
With this overwhelming majority, the organization’s name will soon be formally changed to the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners.
Since the name change is a product of our strategic work to better serve our members, the name will not take effect immediately. We will introduce the new name and brand when our website is launched this fall. That is when the visual elements will come together with our new approach to member services, access to resources and a new community all housed online within the new website.
Our staff is working hard with our business partners to make this transition as smooth as possible for both our members and our councils. We will continue to provide updates as our work progresses.
I look forward to sharing with you our improved organization in the coming months.
President & CEO