Latest Nonprofit Research Collaborative Report

Posted by National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on Apr 25, 2018 10:00:16 AM

CGP has partnered with the Nonprofit Research Collaborative since 2013 to collect data on charitable giving across the nonprofit sector. The Giving Institute is also a partner in the Collaborative, and for the most recent survey, CGP and GI worked together to add questions about planned giving to the Winter 2018 questionnaire.

Among the 1,076 U.S. nonprofits that responded to the most recent NRC survey, 84% reported receiving bequests and 92% actively sought new planned gift commitments. Eighty-five survey responses came via links that were customized for CGP members. That sample is too small to generalize about the broad spectrum of gift planning at U.S. charities. However, there are interesting differences between the CGP group and the general survey response that suggest greater attention to planned giving at organizations employing CGP members. 

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Topics: Research, Nonprofit Research Collaborative

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

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. 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.

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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

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.)

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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.

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Topics: NCPP, Research, Charitable giving, Philanthrophy