Members of CCPG have suggested the following links to planned giving related sites. These links will likely change periodically, and there is no guarantee regarding the number of days the link may be available. We hope you find them helpful and welcome other suggested websites for this list.
The Chicago Council on Planned
Giving is pleased to be affiliated with the
Partnership for Philanthropic Planning,
formerly known as the National Committee on Planned
Giving. The Partnership has launched a web site at
www.pppnet.org to provide more information about its
mission and strategic objectives, and to allow current
and prospective partners to participate in prioritizing
new programs and services.
Under Illinois law, fundraisers and charitable organizations are
required to register each year with the
Attorney General's office.
Potential donors may then
access important information such as income,
expenditures, programs and administration before giving
to the charity. In the links on this page, consumers
will find valuable information and tips on donating
wisely. Charitable organizations and professional
fund-raisers will find specific information on reporting
requirements, rules and statutes, and the forms
necessary for registering and reporting as required by
requires charities to provide
certain information on their exempt status and also
provides publications and information helpful to donors.
The American Council on Gift Annuities (ACGA)
is a qualified nonprofit organization formed in 1927 as
the Committee on Gift Annuities for the purpose of
providing educational and other services to American
charities regarding gift annuities and other forms of
Founded in 1915, the
Chicago Community Trust (CCT)
is Chicago's community foundation. The Trust is a union
of numerous gifts, bequests and other contributions that
form individual and collective charitable funds. These
funds, many endowed in perpetuity, generate income to
make grants to qualified agencies serving greater
Chicago. CCT is one of the largest of the more than 550
community foundations in the country. Income from assets
totaling approximately $1 billion enables grants to be
awarded annually in excess of $35 million. In addition
to grant making and working with many donors, the Trust
regularly disseminates information and convenes numerous
forums that address the region's most pressing needs and
The Donors Forum of Chicago is an association of Chicago-area grantmakers. Its mission is to promote effective and responsive philanthropy. Through education programs, workshops, publications, research projects, and a comprehensive library, the Donors Forum provides resources for grantmakers, nonprofit organizations, the media, researchers - anyone seeking information on the nonprofit and philanthropic sector. With more than 160 grantmaking Members and 900 nonprofit Forum Partners, the Donors Forum of Chicago is committed to promoting and encouraging active relationships between grantmakers,
nonprofits, and the community at large.
Guidestar is a searchable database of more
than 640,000 nonprofit organizations in the U.S.
Planned Giving Design Center (PGDC) helps charitable
organizations create strategic alliances with legal,
tax, and financial services professionals in their
communities who have the capacity to influence
philanthropy. The PGDC does this by offering the largest
body of technical content and planning resources on the
topic of charitable gift planning and taxation found
anywhere on the Internet to professional advisors and
charitable gift planners.