Who Are Members?

Membership is open to individuals whose work or interests include developing, marketing, or administering charitable planned gifts. Our membership includes professionals at all stages of their charitable giving careers and all facets of our profession.

Those individuals include:

  • Planned giving specialists
  • Major gift officers
  • Directors of development
  • Nonprofit CEOs and executive directors
  • Nonprofit board members and trustees
  • Fundraising consultants
  • Attorneys
  • Accountants
  • Financial planners
  • Trust officers
  • Insurance and real estate professionals
  • Other financial services professionals and donor advisors

All members subscribe to the Model Standards of Practice for the Charitable Gift Planner.

Membership Options

The Northern Ohio Association of Charitable Gift Planners offers an annual individual membership, which is renewed each year on your anniversary date. You may choose Full Membership (National and Local) or Local Only Membership. When you join or renew, you will receive access to your member benefits. NOCGP membership is available to individuals interested in charitable gift planning.

We invite multiple members of an organization to join NOCGP, although we do not offer organizational memberships or discounts on multiple individual memberships. All members subscribe to the Model Standards of Practice for the Charitable Gift Planner.

All memberships are individual

  • Council Only Dues: Only $100 annually
  • Full Dues: $295 annually (National & Local)
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Benefits of Membership

In a region long known as one of the most generous in the nation, the Northern Ohio Planned Giving Council is the only local organization that brings together philanthropic planning professionals from all relevant specialties to learn, partner and inspire each other.

As a member of the Northern Ohio Charitable Gift Planners, you will join a select group of professionals who work daily with charitable gift plans. We are dedicated to improving the quality of philanthropic planning in Northern Ohio. Our members are staff and 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.

Local Benefits 

  • Education Series: Discounted rates on monthly programs featuring high quality presenters.

  • Roundtable discussion sessions immediately following the monthly program.

  • Continuing education for CFP, CFRE, CLE, ODI.

  • Networking Opportunities.

  • Invitation to the annual Planned Giving Day conference with discounted rates.

  • Ability to apply for a Planned Giving Day scholarship.

  • Access to timely updates on new legislation affecting charitable giving.

  • Special member rate to all NOCGP hosted programs.

  • Annual half day Planned Giving 101 program.

  • Free online job postings and career board.

  • Free membership in Best Benefits Club which provides access to hundreds of discounts.

National Benefits

Joint membership in NOCGP and the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners, offers all the benefits of local membership and the following: