For more than 30 years, the Los Angeles Council of Charitable Gift Planners (formally known as the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Greater Los Angeles and the Planned Giving Roundtable of Southern California) has been promoting philanthropy by educating, connecting and inspiring gift planning professionals throughout Southern California. For gift planners in the non-profit sector, and allied professionals in financial, legal, and consulting services, LACGP offers great value for your career development dollar.

Member Benefits:

  • Discounted registration to all LACGP events
  • Opportunities for professional education through presentations from industry leaders about timely planned giving issues
  • Frequent opportunities for networking with other gift planners and allied professionals
  • Four (4) General Meetings, (includes: Advanced Case Study, morning and afternoon presentations, breakfast and lunch)
  • Continuing education credits - Los Angeles Council of Charitable Gift Planners is a continuing education provider for CFRE, CPE, CSPG, and MCLE credit by the State of California. Applications for continuing education credits for CFP® are submitted when the course content is within the CFP® Board guidelines
  • Scholarship opportunities for the Western Regional Planned Giving Conference and the National Conference on Philanthropic Planning
  • Mentor Program which matches an experienced planned giving professional with someone new to the field or someone who is looking for guidance on a certain topic
  • Member discount for online job postings
  • Online membership directory that may be searched by name, area of expertise, geographic region, etc.
  • Member Listserv for exchange of ideas
  • Website links to industry resources, legislative and regulatory updates
  • Social Events
  • Volunteer Opportunities

Membership Fees: (effective February 1, 2020)

Annual Membership Fee - Non-Profit: $150

Annual Membership Fee - For-Profit: $175 

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Memberships are for individuals and are not transferable or refundable; we do not offer corporate memberships. The membership cycle is on a 12-month basis and members are assigned an anniversary date; therefore, regardless of which month you join, you will receive benefits for a full 12 months.

LACGP serves both the nonprofit and allied professional, whether new to the field or with many years of experience. Professional groups represented at the LACGP include:

Nonprofit Members: Planned Giving Officers and Directors, Development Officers, and Directors, Trustees, Staff & Volunteers

Allied Professionals: Trust Officers, Financial Planners, Accountants, Insurance Consultants, Attorneys, Investment & Banking Professionals

LACGP is affiliated with the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (NACGP). Membership in NACGP is not included with LACGP membership and LACGP is not included with NACGP membership. You may join NACGP by accessing their website at:

The Model Standards of Practice for the Charitable Gift Planner is a voluntary code of professional conduct for gift planners and donor advisors. NACGP provides an Ethics Committee to address the concerns of individual members and to work with the councils to clarify and ratify the Model Standards. All councils affiliated with NACGP must ratify the Model Standards.