Chad Hymas to Keynote CGP Conference

Posted by National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on Mar 20, 2018 8:00:00 AM

The National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (CGP) is excited to announce Chad Hymas  as the keynote speaker for CGP Conference in Las Vegas.  Chad Hymas inspires, motivates, and moves audiences, creating an experience that touches hearts for a lifetime. He is one of the youngest ever to receive the Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE) and to be inducted into the prestigious National Speaker Hall of Fame.

In 2001, at the age of 27, Chad’s life changed in an instant when a 2,000-pound bale of hay shattered his neck, leaving him a quadriplegic. But Chad’s dreams were not paralyzed that day—he became an example of what is possible.

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Topics: CGP Conference 2018

Gift Planning is in Transition

Posted by Andrew Hibel on Mar 7, 2018 7:30:00 AM

Gift planning is all about the future.  So one would expect professional gift planners to be highly focused on tomorrow.  But are we?  I, for one, look at the transitions now faced by our field and find myself really glad that the CGP National Conference is coming up in October in Las Vegas. 

Our field faces changes both high-profile and obscure. Of course, our organizations and donors are counting on us to adapt to recent tax reform legislation, and that has us all scrambling. Less urgent but no less important: those same organizations and donors are also counting on us to ensure the future of the gift planning field. In an environment where gift planning responsibilities are increasingly placed on fundraising generalists, and where the professional gift planning community is rapidly aging (only 12 percent of gift planners are under the age of 40), we all need to be thinking about the future of the profession.

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Topics: Membership, Professional Development, CGP Conference 2018

Make Your Next Career Move

Posted by National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on Feb 28, 2018 7:30:00 AM

Have you checked out the Career Center?

Job Seekers

Looking for a new job? We can help you find the opportunity that's right for you. The CGP Career Center lists jobs with the most respected planned giving programs in the country. Post your Resume to all employers, even confidentially and keep your c areer on the move. Members must sign in to apply for current career openings, but anyone is able to view more information about each listing.


Reach qualified candidates quickly and easily in our searchable Career Center. Each active job posting on CGP's Career Center includes:

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Topics: Professional Development, Career Center

Build Your Network at CGP Conference

Posted by National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on Feb 22, 2018 12:00:00 PM

This week, CGP sat down with Gordon Smith, Associate Vice President of Development, Planned Giving, for National Jewish Health and this year’s Conference Chair, to discuss conference planning and his vision for CGP Conference 2018 in Las Vegas.

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Topics: planned giving, General, Conference, CGP Conference 2018

CGP Conference Registration Now Open

Posted by National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on Feb 14, 2018 12:00:00 PM

For the largest gathering of charitable gift planning professionals in the country.

The National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (CGP) is excited to invite you to CGP Conference on October 17-19, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV! Each year the conference offers a  lineup of fantastic speakers, breakout sessions, pre-conference workshops and specialized education tracks.

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Topics: CGP Conference 2018

Make Progress on Your To-Do List

Posted by National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on Feb 14, 2018 7:30:00 AM

It can be difficult to balance all that you do. How you ever found yourself in any of these situations?

  • The solicitations you planned six months ago are still on your to-do list.
  • You are cultivating several donors at the same time, but you aren’t able to find the time to go see them.
  • You need to give attention to past donors but it’s not happening.
  • The bequest and gift annuity programs are still in the planning phases.
  • Your day-to-day work is piling up.
  • You have made several false starts toward developing a gift proposal for a major prospect, but it remains incomplete.
  • Proposals have come across your desk but gotten buried.
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Topics: Professional Development