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…

  • Among all the job titles reported on the survey, CEO is now the title held by significantly more men than women. Women have outnumbered men in the field since the 2002 profile survey.
  • The median salary range of $90K to $99K remains unchanged since the 2014 survey. Median salaries are higher in the for-profit sector.
  • Less than 10% of all survey respondents spend 100% of their professional time on charitable gift planning. People with the title Gift Planning (or Planned Giving) Officer are more likely to be full-time gift planners, though only about 18% of GPOs report spending 100% of their time raising “planned” gifts.
  • As always, there are a lot of gifts out there that haven’t been disclosed to the charities that may receive them. Among for-profit planners who responded to GPP8, 7 out of 10 said that fewer than half of their clients have notified the charity of a gift.

You can read all about survey respondents in the GPP8 report, or purchase a salary profile for your region in the CGP Shop. Before you dig in to the detail, take this quiz to see how well you know the gift planning community.


Topics: Research, Education, GPP8