Charitable Giving Tax Deduction Act

Posted by National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on May 11, 2018 8:00:00 AM

A bipartisan bill, the Charitable Giving Tax Deduction Act, was introduced today by Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) with Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) as an original co-sponsor, to protect taxpayers and encourage charitable giving.

“Charitable organizations, including churches, synagogues, and other religiously-based entities, are the life-blood of services to those in need in our society, and I am committed to a tax policy that amplifies their ability to serve our community,” said Rep. Smith. “Americans have been generous patrons of charitable causes, and we want to ensure that everyone has the support they need to continue their generosity to charitable and philanthropic causes.”

Read More

Topics: Advocacy, Charitable giving

CGP's Mission and Purpose

Posted by National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on Nov 1, 2017 7:30:00 AM

Thank you for your membership to the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners. Our members inspire our vision and purpose as a national organization. It is important to us that you are a part of our network, have access to your benefits, and feel supported in your career. 

Read More

Topics: Charitable giving, Mission, Purpose

Protect Charitable Giving in America

Posted by National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on Oct 4, 2017 2:30:00 PM

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. 

Read More

Topics: Advocacy, Charitable giving, Tax Reform

3 Ways to Re-Energize Your Skills at NCPP

Posted by National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on Aug 9, 2017 7:30:00 AM

Join us in Baltimore October 9-11, 2017 for the National Conference on Philanthropic Planning (NCPP) to engage with hundreds of professionals in exploring progressive, cutting edge content to build and re-energize your charitable gift planning skills.

Read More

Topics: NCPP, Charitable giving, Education

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.)

Read More

Topics: Research, bequests, Charitable giving, Nonprofit Research Collaborative

Culture Quiz: The Importance of Storytelling

Posted by Barbara Yeager on Sep 29, 2016 1:55:38 PM

Another study has confirmed Russell James’s finding that people are more motivated to make legacy gifts by stories that feature living donors. The online survey completed by 2,518 US adults, found that those who had read stories about living – as opposed to deceased – legators expressed an even greater interest in leaving a legacy. The participants all reported significantly greater interest in making a bequest gift than making a donation within the next three months after they read vignettes of donors’ life stories and their planned charitable bequests.

Read More

Topics: NCPP, Research, Charitable giving, Philanthrophy