CGP has partnered with the Nonprofit Research Collaborative since 2013 to collect data on charitable giving across the nonprofit sector. The Giving Institute is also a partner in the Collaborative, and for the most recent survey, CGP and GI worked together to add questions about planned giving to the Winter 2018 questionnaire.
Among the 1,076 U.S. nonprofits that responded to the most recent NRC survey, 84% reported receiving bequests and 92% actively sought new planned gift commitments. Eighty-five survey responses came via links that were customized for CGP members. That sample is too small to generalize about the broad spectrum of gift planning at U.S. charities. However, there are interesting differences between the CGP group and the general survey response that suggest greater attention to planned giving at organizations employing CGP members.