Join the Planned Giving Council of Central Pennsylvania

The Planned Giving Council of Central Pennsylvania is a group of professionals committed to promoting charitable gifts to qualified non-profit organizations.  Our primary purposes include:

  1. To provide a forum for communication and a clearinghouse for information about planned giving issues.
  2. To create and further an awareness of regulatory and legislative issues affecting the non-profit sector.
  3. To advance the education and professional expertise of PGC members.
  4. To encourage inter-disciplinary interaction of members and other allied professionals.
  5. To help enhance planned giving as a profession and provide mutual support to the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (CGP), of which we are a member council.

Your membership benefits include:

  • Lunch & Learn Programs
  • Member Discount for lunch program and all other local programs, events and activities.
  • Affordable Continuing Education Programs.
  • Mentors available for career guidance and professional development.
  • Access to all membership benefits of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners.

As a member of the Planned Giving Council of Central Pennsylvania, you will join a growing group of professionals who work daily with charitable giving. Our members are staff, board members of local non-profit charitable organizations, as well as, professional advisors including accountants, attorneys, bankers, financial planners, insurance agents, investment advisors, and other community leaders.

We are affiliated with the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (CGP), the source for education, research and advocacy for professionals who have a role in designing and implementing charitable gift planning. CGP and the Planned Giving Council of Central Pennsylvania collaborate to offer complementary benefits and resources for members. Together, we give members at all levels the knowledge and connections they need to thrive in their local communities, as well as the broader field of charitable giving.

Member Benefits

Grow Your Network & Your Career

Unlock your career potential. Search for jobs or post open positions in CGP's Career Center. Use CGP Link to locate and connect with more than 4,000 charitable gift planners from across the nation via our member directory, and extend your connections in online forums and at national events.

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Connect and Learn in CGP Link, Our Online Community

Share ideas, ask questions and solve problems with colleagues who share your interests, challenges and goals. Dive deep into more focused discussion and targeted messages and let the conversation come to you.

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Engage with CGP Advocacy Efforts

Have a voice in Washington and stay up to date on issues that affect your donors, the gift planning profession and the nonprofit sector. Join the advocacy conversation in CGP Link or take part in our virtual advocacy updates.

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Tap Into Exclusive Member Resources

Knowledge is power. Get it here. Easily access hundreds of articles, guidelines, model documents and samples from our member-exclusive resource library.

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Enjoy Savings on Conferences, Exams and Educational Materials

CGP members save $200 on registration to the largest conference for charitable gift planners, the National Conference on Philanthropic Planning. Members also receive:

•50% off current year NCPP conference papers and recordings

•20% off Certified Fund Raising Executive exam and recertification fees

•20% off the latest edition of Tax Economics of Charitable Giving

•20% off subscriptions to

•20% off publications from CharityChannel Press

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Access Research Data

CGP members have exclusive access to demographic and salary data, Gift Planner Profile surveys and research on the latest trends and best practices in charitable gift planning.

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Membership Criteria

We offer an individual membership, which is renewed each year on your anniversary date. When you join or renew, you create a username and password that give you instant access to your member benefits.

We invite multiple members of an organization to join our organizations, although we do not offer organizational memberships or discounts on multiple individual memberships. Memberships are transferable within an organization. Read more about our transfer policy.


$150 – includes membership in both the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners and the Planned Giving Council of Central Pennsylvania. JOIN NOW

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