For Fundraisers (generalists)
- We’re the first resource for those who want to know more about philanthropic planning, or who would like to have access to those who know more.
- We offer programs in both the art and science of philanthropic planning.
- We’re the source for best practices, both locally and nationally, through our association with CGP.
- We’re not exclusive—we’re a safe place for the newbie; we’re friendly and inclusive.
- We provide regular luncheon meetings with speakers and special programming.
For Advisors (attorneys, financial advisors, accountants, etc.)
- We are the place to meet clients, potential clients, and referral sources.
- We offer a competitive edge over advisors who don’t know about philanthropic planning or haven’t met nonprofits in their community.
- We can show advisors how to evaluate whether a nonprofit is a good investment for clients; how to gain access to top nonprofit people.
For the Public (donors, recipients of charity services, elected officials, regulators, the media)
- We promote industry-accepted standards that make giving safe and protect donors from abuse - assuring them their philanthropy is supported by an honorable profession.
- We advocate for legislative/regulatory conditions that make giving easier.
- Philanthropy is an important American tradition; we help donors establish a philanthropic legacy and become part of that tradition.
For Business Partners/Sponsors
- The Council is the primary place in the Central Texas community where gift planners can be found, for those who seek that target market.
- Business partners have a vested interest in helping the council achieve its mission, since we are the pipeline for their business.
For Other Fundraising Related Professional Organizations
- We teach their members to have donor conversations at the highest level.
- We offer mentoring and other resources that help their members understand gift planning.
- We recognize that partnership is challenging among organizations that are essentially competitors—we are seeking collaborations that benefit the entire community.