Download Presentations from Planned Giving Day

Planned Giving is a Team Sport

Ready for Endowment Fundraising Initiative

The Role of Development Professionals & Philanthropic Advisers

Impact of Tax Cuts

Charitable Giving Strategies

Engaging the Next Generation of Philanthropy

Talking About Bequests

Wise Ethics Navigating Dilemmas

Professional Associations

National Association of Charitable Gift Planners
The Washington Planned Giving Council is an affiliate of CGP, which is a professional association for people whose work includes developing, marketing, and administering charitable planned gifts.  

American Council on Gift Annuities 
ACGA is a qualified nonprofit organization formed in 1927 as the Committee on Gift Annuities for the purpose of providing educational and other services to American charities regarding gift annuities and other forms of planned gifts. 

Estate Planning Council of Seattle 
The Council is composed of local attorneys, CPAs, trust officers, insurance professionals, financial planners and members of the planned giving community who help individuals achieve their estate planning goals. Site includes information about estate tax planning strategies, wills, trusts, business succession as well as up-to-date news items and articles.  

Washington State Bar Association 
The Washington State Bar Association’s mission is to serve the public and the members of the
Bar, ensure the integrity of the legal profession, and to champion justice.

National Association of Tax Professionals 
The largest tax association serving Tax Preparers, Enrolled Agents, Certified Public Accountants, Certified Financial Planners, Accountants, and Attorneys.

Association for Finance Professionals 
The Association for Financial Professionals is the global resource and advocate for the finance profession.

AFP Advancement Northwest 
AFP Advancement Northwest is your local, Washington state connection to the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the largest organization of professional fundraisers in the world.

General Resources

LEAVE A LEGACY is a public awareness campaign designed to inspire people to make a charitable bequest. LEAVE A LEGACY campaign activities are conducted locally by volunteers who are committed to promoting the importance of charitable bequests.

Leave10 aims to build better communities and transform as many people as possible into philanthropists by educating, inspiring, and encouraging individuals to aspire to leave at least 10% of their estate to charity.

CGP Model Standards for Gift Planners 
Standards regarding the solicitation, planning and administration of charitable gifts. 

Planned Giving Today 
Practical newsletter for gift-planning professionals.  

Special Thanks

Connie Coleman Photography
In the spirit of giving, the Northwest photographs featured on this site were donated by Connie Coleman Photography, specializing in fine art prints and stock imagery.