Planned giving or charitable gift planning has become increasingly important to the success of nonprofit organizations and the philanthropists who support them.

The Mid-America Charitable Gift Planners (MACGP) helps local fund development and estate planning professionals learn to improve and maintain their charitable gift planning skills while providing a unique environment to get to know the people and issues that impact planned giving in the Greater Kansas City area.

MACGP is a Member Council of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (CGP) and subscribes to its Model Standards of Practice. Formed by local planned giving professionals who wanted to educate the public and nonprofits about the benefits of planned giving, MACGP participated in the planning and formation of the National Committee on Planned Giving (now CGP) in 1988, and Kansas City hosted the Fourth Annual National Conference in 1991. Today, MACGP’s membership includes more than 100 professionals from the Kansas City area and surrounding region.

MACGP encourages dialogue among donors, professional advisors, and charity representatives. In addition to monthly programs, we also sponsor the Annual Building Blocks of a Planned Giving Conference, a half-day program is designed to present information useful to those wanting to know more about planned giving. The Council also sponsors virtual seminars and other programs for fundraising and allied professionals with related organizations throughout the area.

MACGP typically meets the second Friday of every month from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.  Sept – May with registration and continental breakfast for the first half hour, followed by a presentation delivered by a local, regional or national presenter on a subject of interest to you.

Learn More About Our Programs

You may find information about MACGP and our live programs, virtual programs and webinars here.   Full individual membership includes participation in both CGP and MACGP, and a “local only” membership option is also available. Find out more about the benefits of membership and join online or via mail at  membership application.

Please join with other area gift planning professionals through the Mid-America Charitable Gift Planners, one of America’s premier planned giving councils!