Five key ingredients to getting a planned giving program off the ground

Posted by Andrew Ragone on Aug 8, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Let’s say you’re a major and planned gifts officer in a small development shop, and you do it all—marketing, prospecting, donor cultivation... You’re one busy person, right!? In many mid-sized nonprofit organizations, the development office can seem a little bit like the Wild West. When you’re asked to roll out a planned giving strategy, where do you start?

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Topics: planned giving, CGP Conference 2018

Today’s Reason to Love My Job

Posted by Gloria Kermeen on Aug 1, 2018 9:30:00 AM

A gift planner I admire once told me that my servant’s heart and dedication to the work I do are my contributions to making the world a better place. I hung up the phone, jumped up and exclaimed, “Today’s reason to love my job!”

In more than 21 years on the staff at CGP, I’ve been known to make that statement regularly. Perhaps it was a promotion, or big laughs at the lunch table, or a great conversation with one of our members – it happens all the time. Fact is, I love my job.

Today’s reason to love my job is…

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Topics: CGP Conference 2018

The Summit Track: Gift Planning By and For Baby Boomers

Posted by National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on Jun 27, 2018 7:30:00 AM

Jeff Comfort, Cynthia Krause and Scott Lumpkin will co-chair the Summit Track at CGP 2018. Each year, around 30% of conference attendees report that they have more than 20 years of gift planning experience. The Summit Track is designed for these experienced attendees, offering challenging discussions that begin where most breakout sessions end.

Collectively, Jeff, Cynthia and Scott have decades of gift planning experience and they’ve attended hundreds of conferences, often as presenters. All three began their careers in 1984, when Baby Boomers like themselves weren’t usually on the prospect list. They learned about philanthropy from donors, mentors and a few bosses who were members of the Greatest Generation. But they learned about life from the perspective of their own generation. In the Summit Track sessions at CGP 2018, they’ll bring together researchers, marketers and expert planners to sharpen the focus on peers who are turning into prospects.

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Topics: Education, National, Conference, Professional Development, CGP Conference 2018

CGP Conference Breakout Session Schedule Announced

Posted by National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on May 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM
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Topics: Education, Conference, CGP Conference 2018

Claire Gaudiani: Luncheon Keynote Speaker at CGP Conference

Posted by National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on Apr 5, 2018 8:30:00 AM

The National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (CGP) is pleased to welcome Claire Gaudiani as the luncheon keynote speaker for the 2018 CGP Conference in Las Vegas. 

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Topics: CGP Conference 2018

Take Advantage of Your CGP Membership

Posted by National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on Apr 4, 2018 7:30:00 AM

Are you taking full advantage of your CGP Membership? Here are a few ways to make sure you are tapping into your member resources!

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Topics: Member Benefits, CGP Link, Education, Membership, CGP Conference 2018