To pair with our world-class agenda of breakout sessions, NCPP also offers new and unique opportunities for conference attendees each year.

New Pre-Conference Sessions

JUMPSTART 2.0: Starting a Gift Planning Program

Monday, October 9, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
*Additional fee required for NCPP attendees.

This pre-conference seminar will include topics like donor base demographics, policies and procedures, board and volunteer cultivation, and basic metrics to monitor the gift pipeline. The emphasis is on learning to assess your organization's readiness for planned gift fundraising, and laying the foundation for a successful program. If you're conducting a feasibility study, or you've been charged with starting a new program, you'll find expert advice and best practices here.


Simple to Spectacular: Integrating Planned Giving Video at Your Budget and Expertise

Monday, October 9, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Storytelling and video are increasingly important in nonprofit fundraising. Although our planned giving sector has been a bit behind the curve, there is no better time to rectify that. More and more, potential donors expect and prefer to see and hear donor stories and explanations of planned giving through easy-to-understand videos.

This 90-minute pre-conference workshop-style session, by two principals of a video firm specializing in fundraising and planned giving videos, will enable you and your organization/institution not only to gain background on video strategy and different levels of video, but to try out best practices for filming and interviewing, especially of donors. As a result, you’ll learn how to integrate planned giving videos into your marketing at a variety of budget and complexity levels in ways that are exciting and effective. Learn more...


CGP Link Learning Lab

Monday, October 9, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For members of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners, NCPP is one of the most valuable benefits and we are thrilled to have you in Baltimore. The next best thing to networking with your colleagues in person is connecting with them in CGP Link, our online community. This year at NCPP, you will be able to visit the CGP Link Learning Lab and get a better understanding of this powerful tool. Learn more...


New Conference Plenary: 

Affinity Sessions

Tuesday, October 10, 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Begin the conference with affinity group sessions focused on issues that affect your slice of the nonprofit sector. In the opening session, expert presenters drawn from each affinity group will moderate discussion on topics that may include constituent trends, public relations challenges, and the current tax and philanthropic environment, among others. You also have the option to join others from your group for dinner on the evening of October 10. Dinner sign-ups will be available during your group's opening session. And before the conference, watch for opportunities to introduce yourself and raise topics for discussion in affinity group forums in the CGP Link community.  Learn more...


New Discount Opportunity: 

Refer a Colleague

Time: Pre-Conference 

Refer a co-worker or colleague that has never attended NCPP that you think would greatly benefit from the networking and education opportunities. CGP wants to help you get them to conference and reward you for the referral. Learn how to get a free Education Package from NCPP 2017 and $100 off* your NCPP 2018 in Las Vegas registration... 


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