Last week, we hosted the National Conference on Philanthropic Planning (NCPP) in Baltimore where over 800 charitable gift planners from across the country came together to learn, network and collaborate. I loved the buzz and good energy throughout the three days of the conference.
Last week Republican leaders unveiled a “unified framework” for tax reform that will serve as the basis for major tax reform legislation currently being drafted by the two tax-writing committees. This legislation, expected to move through Congress later this year, would significantly reduce charitable giving in America. Although the framework maintains the current-law charitable deduction, the vast majority of taxpayers – as many as 95 percent! – would no longer itemize deductions on their taxes, meaning the charitable deduction would become virtually meaningless to them.
Membership with CGP its not just about papers and research. Networking with your peers at CGP events is a great way to learn and enhance your career. From virtual advocacy updates and member-exclusive webinars to the largest conference on philanthropic planning, CGP offers members top-notch education that's both effective and convenient.
The National Conference on Philanthropic Planning (NCPP) is quickly approaching and CGP has created an app for the conference to provide attendees with session schedules, speaker information, speaker papers, access to affinity group Q&A, sponsor and exhibitor information and more.
There are a few best practices on how-to use the NCPP app to get the most out of your conference experience.
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.