Research Partnerships

The Giving Institute is considering updates to the methodology for estimating giving by bequest that produces data for Giving USA. Proposed repeal of the estate tax and other changes to charitable incentives make this an especially important time to evaluate this methodology. CGP is participating in the project, as we have in the past. Click here to learn how the current bequest estimating methodology was developed.

Lessons from Research

Take a look inside two universities’ efforts to raise blended gifts to support athletic programs. “Ocean State University” and “Great Lakes University” provide case studies in “Examining Hybrid-Gift Philanthropy in Division I Intercollegiate Athletics.”

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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 2017 Nonprofit Fundraising Study

The latest report from the Nonprofit Research Collaborative finds among the 1,076 U.S. nonprofits that responded to the most recent NRC survey, 84% reported receiving bequests and 92% actively sought new planned gift commitments.

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Comprehensive Donor Relations: Moving Beyond Acknowledgements and Stewardship

A survey of donor relations programs at ten healthcare organizations examines their practices for acknowledgements, stewardship and impact reporting, recognition and engagement.

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