CGP Conference 2024 | Make the Case

Posted by askirvin on Feb 09, 2024 03:44:32 PM

The CGP Conference is headed to Orlando, Florida from October 28 through 30. CGP Conference is the largest gathering of gift planning professionals where attendees have the chance to learn from and collaborate with the most respected people in the field. 

Join hundreds of gift planning professionals from around the country to expand your network and skills. Use the guide below to make the most of your conference experience and have the best chance at getting the CGP Conference approved. 

Before the Conference:

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CGP Conference 2023 Takeaways: Stewardship

Posted by askirvin on Jan 18, 2024 01:06:42 PM

By: Barbara Yeager

This year’s CGP Conference included sessions to support almost all 16 National Standards for Gift Planning Success, including Standard 14, which specifies that best-practice gift planning programs have “a robust, well-executed stewardship plan across all lines of fundraising focused on engaging donors in a meaningful way, building long-term donor relationships and maintaining a high donor retention rate.”

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Four Data Points from 2022 CGP Conference

Posted by aleverenz on Nov 15, 2022 12:23:00 PM

By: Barbara Yeager

Nearly 800 gift planners attended this year’s CGP Conference in Reno, NV. Why do attendees say the conference is so valuable? For one thing, it’s a clearinghouse for data that shape realistic expectations for gift planning success, including these:

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My organization is investing money for me to attend this. And, they deserve my best effort now.

Posted by aleverenz on Sep 02, 2021 02:33:15 PM

We sat down with CGP Conference registrant Roger Fussa, Leadership and Planned Giving Officer with Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, to discuss the upcoming virtual conference experience. 

How did your career in charitable gift planning begin? 

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"It is day to day, how-do-I-do-my-job takeaways"

Posted by kturner on Aug 12, 2021 01:11:26 PM

We sat down with CGP Conference registrant Craig Foster, M.B.A., CAP®, CFRE, Director, Major Gift Officer, with BaylorScott&White Dallas Foundation, to discuss the upcoming national conference in Orlando and online.

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"Worth its Weight in Gold"

Posted by kturner on Jul 29, 2021 01:28:06 PM

We sat down with new member and first-time CGP Conference registrant Laura Bianco-Hanna, MBA, CFRE, the Regional Director Personal Philanthropy Program for (DAV) Disabled American Veterans, to talk about her excitement for the upcoming national conference in Orlando and online.

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6 Steps to Convince Your Boss

Posted by kturner on May 28, 2021 11:19:29 AM

Are you ready to register for CGP Conference but still need to convince your boss? Whether you choose to join us virtually or for our in-person experience (which includes access to all virtual content), we’ve got you covered! Here are 6 steps to make your case.

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Leading through a pandemic: Q&A with Jon Abrams, CGP Chair

Posted by kturner on Jan 29, 2021 03:40:06 PM

CGP is pleased to welcome Jon Abrams as the 2021 national board chair. This is Jon’s fourth year on the board. He serves as Director, Gift Planning for the Central Atlantic and Northeast Divisions of the American Red Cross. He is a current member and past president of the Planned Giving Group of New England. In a recent Q&A with CGP, he shared his perspectives and vision for the upcoming year.

What will you focus on during your year as chair?
The board will continue its focus on four important activities. 

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Hear from your Peers: Top Reasons to Attend CGP Conference

Posted by mkmyers on Mar 16, 2020 12:35:01 PM

We know that CGP Conference is a valuable event for those who attend and we’re confident that, by joining us, you’ll find resources and strategies to use right away. But don’t take our word for it! Check out what 2019 attendees said in the post-conference evaluation.

5. It’s about the experience. “This was a great conference. I think there’s a ‘warm and friendly’ factor in the planned giving community and that helps to make the conference so enjoyable.”

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Ready, Set, Go: Convince Your Boss to attend CGP Conference

Posted by kturner on Mar 03, 2020 01:50:06 PM

You are convinced that you want to attend CGP Conference, and we really want you to; now it is time to convince your boss! You have to make a bold case for the return on investment – every dollar has to be justified. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Here is a bit of tactical advice on getting your manager to allow you to attend CGP Conference: It’s not about you. It’s about how your organization, team and gift planning program will benefit from the information and insights you’ll gain.  

READY:

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