Learn More in the New Year

Posted by National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on Jan 3, 2018 7:30:00 AM

At CGP, we're committed to improving the art and science of the charitable gift planning process. We equip members with relevant resources, including hundreds of guidelines, articles, model documents and samples through our various platforms.

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Topics: General, Research, CGP Link, Education, Standards, Best Practices, Resources, CGP Shop

Year in Review: CGP Board Chair

Posted by Cathy R. Sheffield on Dec 20, 2017 7:30:00 AM

It has been my honor and great privilege to serve on the CGP board for the past few years, most recently as chair.

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Topics: Advocacy, CGP Link, Education, Conference

The New CGP Shop is Here

Posted by National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on Dec 15, 2017 7:30:00 AM

Access Relevant and Engaging Education in the CGP Shop

CGP just launched our new Shop! You can now easily tap into education that will take your career to the next level. Search for conference papers, on-demand webinars, and salary reports in the CGP Shop. Plus, all CGP members get member-only pricing! 

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Topics: General, Education, Resources, Conference, CGP Shop

2016 Conference Papers Now Available in CGP Link

Posted by National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on Sep 13, 2017 7:30:00 AM

Thirty new resources just hit CGP Link, the online community for CGP members. Each year, as the National Conference on Philanthropic Planning approaches, we release papers from the previous year. Whether or not you attended the 2016 conference, you can type NCPP2016 in the Resources search field to study up on innovations and best practices shared by a great group of presenters.

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Topics: NCPP, CGP Link, Education, Resources

Network and Learn at NCPP

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

CGP members receive a discounted rate to attend NCPP!

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Topics: philanthropy, NCPP, Education

What Does Certification Mean?

Posted by Penny Cowden on Aug 16, 2017 7:30:00 AM

Certification in the fundraising field can take many forms and there are different certifications depending on the area of focus.  Many fundraisers begin by achieving the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation that recognizes experienced professionals who have met a standard of knowledge and experience. This designation was the first to provide a unified credentialing program designed specifically for fundraisers. The advanced certification, ACFRE or FAHP (specific to healthcare), demonstrates a higher level of knowledge and experience. 

Other certifications are available specific to areas of career focus, such as the Certified Specialist in Planned Giving (CSPGCM) developed by the American Institute for Philanthropic Studies and Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) certification offered through the American College. More recently, the Association of Fundraising Professionals is collaborating with the American College to offer courses in philanthropic planning which will only increase the value of the CAP designation. 

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Topics: Education, certification