National Association of Charitable Gift Planners

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Learn with CGP

Posted by National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on Aug 1, 2017 7:30:00 AM
Your  membership with CGP allows you the opportunity to learn what you need to reach your goals. W e're committed to improving the art and science of the charitable gift planning process. We equip members with relevant resources, including hundreds of guidelines, articles, model documents and samples.


Expert Resources

Our knowledge base in CGP Link contains hundreds of resources on every aspect of charitable gift planning. Browse by category, or search to find exactly what you need. You can also contribute by adding documents from your own program to our collection of models and samples. 

Latest Research Trends

We conduct original research and collaborate with other researchers to provide data about donors and their gifts, gift planners and their work and the interests and needs of CGP members.

Define Standards and Best Practices

CGP convenes national experts from all disciplines to define best practices in charitable planning. You can rely on these standards in your work with donors, advisors and charitable organizations.



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Topics: Research, Education, Standards, Best Practices, Resources

Charitable Planning—Who, How and Where?

Posted by National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on Jul 26, 2017 7:30:00 AM

Every three years, CGP conducts the Gift Planner Profile survey to learn more about the characteristics and work of charitable planners. Responses come mostly from CGP members, but others in the community can also respond to the survey. Earlier this year, more than 700 people responded to the eighth profile survey. Among other things, we learned…

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Topics: Research, Education, GPP8

CGP's Position Statement

Posted by National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on Jul 12, 2017 7:30:00 AM

The National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (“CGP”) commends Congressional leaders on recent efforts to craft tax reform legislation that strives to make the tax code simpler, fairer, and more conducive to sustained economic growth. As the momentum for this legislation continues to grow, CGP is working to ensure that any changes made to the tax code preserve and enhance charitable giving in America for many years to come.

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Topics: Advocacy

Access Member Benefits in CGP Link

Posted by National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on Jul 3, 2017 9:00:00 AM

As valuable member to the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners, we hope you have taken some time to access your member benefits in your new member community, CGP Link. The Link is your entry to expanding your knowledge of charitable gift planning and building your network.

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Topics: Member Benefits, CGP Link, Education

GPP8 Preview: The Difference Between Good and Great

Posted by National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on May 23, 2017 2:00:00 PM

The good news in the latest Gift Planner Profile survey is that only 5% of the 637 nonprofit respondents report that new planned gift commitments are decreasing at their organization over the past three years. What separates the 65% who say commitments have increased from the 30% who say commitments are flat?

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Topics: gift planning, Gift Planner Profile

Planned Giving is Strong in Latest Nonprofit Research Collaborative Report

Posted by National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on May 5, 2017 8:30:00 AM

In the latest report from the Nonprofit Research Collaborative, fewer organizations are reporting growth in charitable receipts in 2016, compared to 2015, but the number of organizations reporting growth in planned gift revenue has not decreased. CGP has partnered with the Nonprofit Research Collaborative since 2013 to collect data on charitable giving across the nonprofit sector. Among the 800 U.S. nonprofits that responded to the most recent NRC survey, 51% reported on new planned gift commitments and 69% reported on gifts that were realized in the past year. When compared with 2015 results, planned giving continued to be a strong source of development revenue. (Read an earlier post, Tips from Research: Preparing for the Next Recession, to see how planned giving has performed since 2004.)

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Topics: Research, bequests, Charitable giving