The National Association of Charitable Gift Planners' Leadership Institute provides education, networking and service opportunities for the nation's most experienced charitable gift planners. It's a community where the seasoned leaders of our profession meet to discuss solutions to gift planning challenges, make progress on legislative initiatives and enhance CGP's research and member programs. Leadership Institute members advance the art and science of charitable gift planning through their focus on:


Discussing and evaluating current events in tax, trusts and estates law pertaining to charitable gift planning, including the impact of changes to the tax incentives for charitable giving.


Studying trends in the art and science of charitable gift planning and considering how they will affect our field in the present and the future.

Idea Sharing

Providing leadership to the national community of charitable gift planners through creative collaboration, mentoring, speaking, moderating and publishing.

Leading the way

Advance the field of philanthropy and the charitable gift planning community.

We invite you to join us as a member of the Leadership Institute. 

Spring Roundtable


With recent tax reform, a record stock market and uncertain political environment, spending time with accomplished colleagues sharing experiences, tactics and results can be invaluable. The Leadership Institute Roundtable provides that experience all in a relaxed and supportive environment. 

In 2016 we held a successful spring roundtable in conjunction with the ACGA biannual conference. With consideration to busy schedules, limited time and the fact that many of our members attend the ACGA conference, we are going to once again hold our spring roundtable directly following the ACGA conference. This year's ACGA Conference will be held on April 25-27 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Washington. 

The Leadership Institute Roundtable will be held Friday through Saturday, April 27-28. We will begin following the ACGA closing luncheon with an afternoon discussion and dinner at a local restaurant. The Saturday morning roundtable discussion will end prior to noon, so our members from the east coast are able to travel on the same day should they choose. 

We are booking our rooms through the ACGA room block so you can receive the conference rate. Use the link below to make your hotel reservations. If you intend to stay Saturday night, we have limited rooms available even though it shows as sold out. Please contact Gloria Kermeen at if you would like a room for Saturday night and she will process your reservation.

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Access presentations from CGP Conference and gift planner salary reports in the CGP Shop. You can purchase individual sessions or the entire conference. CGP members get 50% off conference papers with discount codes

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