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

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.

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Topics: NCPP, Charitable giving, Education

Learn with CGP

Posted by National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on Aug 1, 2017 7:30:00 AM
Your  membership with CGP allows you the opportunity to learn what you need to reach your goals. W e'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.


Expert Resources

Our knowledge base in CGP Link contains hundreds of resources on every aspect of charitable gift planning. Browse by category, or search to find exactly what you need. You can also contribute by adding documents from your own program to our collection of models and samples. 

Latest Research Trends

We conduct original research and collaborate with other researchers to provide data about donors and their gifts, gift planners and their work and the interests and needs of CGP members.

Define Standards and Best Practices

CGP convenes national experts from all disciplines to define best practices in charitable planning. You can rely on these standards in your work with donors, advisors and charitable organizations.



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Topics: Research, Education, Standards, Best Practices, Resources

Charitable Planning—Who, How and Where?

Posted by National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on Jul 26, 2017 7:30:00 AM

Every three years, CGP conducts the Gift Planner Profile survey to learn more about the characteristics and work of charitable planners. Responses come mostly from CGP members, but others in the community can also respond to the survey. Earlier this year, more than 700 people responded to the eighth profile survey. Among other things, we learned…

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Topics: Research, Education, GPP8

Access Member Benefits in CGP Link

Posted by National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on Jul 3, 2017 9:00:00 AM

As valuable member to the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners, we hope you have taken some time to access your member benefits in your new member community, CGP Link. The Link is your entry to expanding your knowledge of charitable gift planning and building your network.

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Topics: Member Benefits, CGP Link, Education