Membership

Charitable gift planning is the process of cultivating, designing, facilitating, managing and stewarding gifts to charitable organizations. Membership in the Council is ideal for individuals whose work or interests include any aspect of this process.

Membership is important because charitable gift planning uses a variety of financial tools and techniques for giving and usually requires the assistance of multiple professional specialists. Joining the New Jersey Council of Charitable Gift Planners often increases the likelihood of giving success as we learn from, and collaborate with, our peers. Download our Membership brochure »

Premium Membership— $260

Dual membership in the New Jersey Council of Charitable Gift Planners and the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners.

Benefits include member pricing for local and national educational events, access to member contact information, mentor program, career center and planned giving resources.

New Jersey Council Membership— $110

Membership is limited to the New Jersey Council of Charitable Gift Planners.

Benefits include member pricing for local events, access to member contact information, mentor program, and the career center.

When you apply for membership, you will be directed to the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners website.

Membership Criteria

Membership is available to individuals only, is not transferrable, and is effective for one year from the date dues are received. Apply for Membership

Who joins the Council?

Professionals such as planned giving and major gifts officers, development directors and trust officers, non-profit board members and trustees, volunteers and donors, fundraising consultants, financial planners, insurance and real estate brokers, attorneys, accountants, nonprofit CEOs and executive directors, and other allied professionals and donor advisors who can benefit from our educational and networking opportunities. Many of our Council sponsors are also members.

Standards of Practice

The New Jersey Council is a partner with the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners. Our members abide by National’s objectives, philosophies, policies and procedures including those set forth in the NACGP’s Model Standards of Practice for the Charitable Gift Planner. This high standard of conduct serves as a reference for individuals in day-to-day gift planning practice and as an important statement of our philosophical position on philanthropic planning. We recommend that new members read the Standards before joining.