Why Join


At CAGP, we inspire and educate the people involved in strategic charitable gift planning. We advocate for a beneficial tax and legislative environment that strengthens philanthropic giving, create a networking environment with like-minded professionals and experts, and provide access to outstanding learning opportunities and professional development.

Our members are leaders in Canada’s charitable community, achieving their personal and professional goals while impacting Canada’s philanthropic landscape in a meaningful way, and providing donors with new and innovative ways to realize their philanthropic dreams. Our members play key roles in expanding the fundraising options available to charitable organizations. Through our commitment to a stringent Code of Ethics, continual learning and networking, and a willingness to share, we help each other grow and develop as professionals in our respective fields.

For Professional Advisors…

You will meet others who excel at building lasting client relationships. Your clients will benefit from your growing knowledge of strategic charitable giving, and your ability to help them achieve their personal goals. Plus you will have an opportunity to give back to the community by making more people aware of strategic charitable giving and their philanthropic options.

For Fundraisers…

As a full- or part-time fundraiser, you’ll learn how to effectively use your strategic charitable gift planning toolkit. You will be better able to serve your donors and the organization with which you work by collaborating with members who have specialized skills and knowledge; and your career will benefit from your growing expertise in strategic charitable gift planning and exposure to career opportunities.

For Senior Decision Makers…

You will better understand the steps involved in initiating and managing a more strategic and comprehensive approach to fundraising, the benefits of doing so, and how you can go about enhancing your organizational readiness. You will be supporting an organization that is actively advocating for a beneficial tax and legislative environment, and you’ll have the opportunity to join other decision makers in promoting philanthropy and making a difference.

Read what our members have said about joining CAGP: 

 “If we didn’t have CAGP, there simply wouldn’t be the learning that there is. They are the lifeblood of the small organization. They are the go-to.” – Colleen DeJager, TEP, Director, Planned and Memorial Giving, London Health Sciences Foundation 

"As a financial advisor, I know that charitable giving (or legacy giving) is an essential component of financial planning for tax and other client-driven reasons. CAGP provides the opportunity to learn about and connect with charities, as well as to stay up-to-date on all legislative developments related to charitable giving. In the 5 years that I have been with the CAGP family, I have met some wonderful people who aspire to high standards of professionalism, and I have been exposed to many significant learning opportunities. So my message to fellow professional advisors is - you need CAGP, and CAGP needs YOU!” – Julia Roudakova, Financial Advisor, LEAVE A LEGACY Chair, CAGP Vancouver Chapter  

“Taking the decision to become a member of CAGP has been one of the most important steps I have taken to enhance my network and create professional relationships, learn best practices, capture new ideas, and brainstorm with key achievers in strategic charitable giving. This professional association has been an essential resource to learning beyond my primary exposure to strategic charitable giving where I have met challenges with the knowledge that I am supported as I take risks.” - Kim Cavener, Senior Development Officer, Legacy Gifts, McGill University Health Centre Foundation and the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation

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For more information, contact Liz Briggs, Membership Coordinator:
1-888-430-9494 ext. 227 or email lbriggs@cagp-acpdp.org