Whether you're in a campaign or just totaling up results for the year, it's important to include all gifts, including planned gifts and commitments that haven't been received yet. CGP's Guidelines for Reporting and Counting Charitable Gifts help you honor fundraisers' hard work and donors' generosity without causing a collision between the bottom line and the pipeline. They're also an essential foundation for your stewardship plan, since it's impossible to steward donors whose gifts haven't been accurately counted. Scott Lumpkin and Bruce Bigelow helped to develop the guidelines, and they have years of experience applying them at a variety of organizations, both large and small. In this webinar, they'll help you develop a rationale for your counting policy and answer your questions about counting specific gifts. 

What you’ll learn

  • How several “best practice” programs count planned gifts and discuss them in public reports about fundraising results.
  • How to address questions raised by the business office, the media and others who may be concerned about the real meaning of fundraising goals and achievements.
  • How to count blended gifts and gifts of complex, hard-to-value assets.