Research Partnerships

CGP is a Partner in the Fundraising Effectiveness Project. Along with AFP, CASE, the Urban Institute, major software developers and other nonprofit sector leaders, we are developing tools to benchmark growth in planned giving over time.

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Lessons from Research: Leaving a Bequest

This study shows strategic distribution of a donor’s estate can achieve generativity: extending the self forward in time after bodily death and providing the legator with a form of symbolic immortality. Donors may link their identity through gifts to friends and family as well as to charitable organizations and attempt to balance these disposition decisions to create an overall positive position of the giver.

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Related Resources

Gift Planner Profile 8

The most recent survey of CGP members includes data on demographics, salaries, and professional practices. 

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Winter 2016 Nonprofit Fundraising Study

The latest Nonprofit Research Collaborative survey finds that new planned gift commitments are increasing for 60% of responding organizations.

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Individual Noncash Contributions, 2013

The IRS has published an article detailing 2013 non-cash contributions to exempt organizations. Learn who makes these gifts and what they're worth.

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