The Central Ohio chapter is affiliated with the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (NCGP), the source for education, research and advocacy for professionals who have a role in designing and implementing charitable gift planning. NCGP and the Charitable Gift Planners of Central Ohio collaborate to offer complementary benefits and resources for members. Together, we give members at all levels the knowledge and connections they need to thrive in their local communities, as well as the broader field of charitable giving.

By joining our council you also join the National organization, the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners. To join please visit their website, and click “Join/Renew”. Be sure the first box, “Individual National Membership” is checked. Then scroll down to select the Charitable Gift Planners of Central Ohio – we are the first council listed under OH councils. You will then fill out your membership information and create a username and password.  Please keep this username and password for access to your National member benefits and future renewals.  Combined annual membership fees for both the National and local chapter are $370.  Your local dues include the cost for all of your CGPCO education lunch programs.

All members should join/renew online via the NCGP website. You may choose to pay with a credit card or check. If you need assistance please call the National office at 317-269-6274 or e-mail  

We look forward to welcoming you as a new member of the Charitable Gift Planners of Central Ohio and the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners! Thanks for joining us.


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Member Benefits

Grow Your Network & Your Career

Unlock your career potential. Search for jobs or post open positions in CGP's Career Center. Use CGP Link to locate and connect with more than 4,000 charitable gift planners from across the nation via our member directory, and extend your connections in online forums and at national events.

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Connect and Learn in CGP Link, Our Online Community

Share ideas, ask questions and solve problems with colleagues who share your interests, challenges and goals. Dive deep into more focused discussion and targeted messages and let the conversation come to you.

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Engage with CGP Advocacy Efforts

Have a voice in Washington and stay up to date on issues that affect your donors, the gift planning profession and the nonprofit sector. Join the advocacy conversation in CGP Link or take part in our virtual advocacy updates.

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Tap Into Exclusive Member Resources

Knowledge is power. Get it here. Easily access hundreds of articles, guidelines, model documents and samples from our member-exclusive resource library.

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Enjoy Savings on Conferences, Exams and Educational Materials

CGP members save $200 on registration to the largest conference for charitable gift planners, the National Conference on Philanthropic Planning. Members also receive:

•50% off current year NCPP conference papers and recordings

•20% off Certified Fund Raising Executive exam and recertification fees

•20% off the latest edition of Tax Economics of Charitable Giving

•20% off subscriptions to

•20% off publications from CharityChannel Press

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Access Research Data

CGP members have exclusive access to demographic and salary data, Gift Planner Profile surveys and research on the latest trends and best practices in charitable gift planning.

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Membership Criteria

We offer an individual membership, which is renewed each year on your anniversary date. When you join or renew, you create a username and password that give you instant access to your member benefits.

We invite multiple members of an organization to join our organizations, although we do not offer organizational memberships or discounts on multiple individual memberships. Memberships are transferable within an organization. Read more about our transfer policy.


$355 – includes membership in both the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners and Charitable Gift Planners of Central Ohio. Your local dues include the cost for attending all CGPCO lunch programs.


If you have questions or need further information, please contact our Chapter’s administrator:

Dale Abrams
614-614-565-5159 (Personal cell)