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Frequent Questions

Have you ever had a question and didn’t know where to find the answer? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

  1. What does your association do?

    Our association provides education & networking opportunities for those with philanthropic interests. Our annual schedule includes 8 meetings not including the annual Give & Gain Conference or virtual seminars. Our meetings are usually scheduled for 9:30 am to 11:30 am. on the first Friday of the month.

  2. Who should belong to CGPNE?

    Anyone involved in charitable planning! Our members range from non profit professionals in the planned giving area to allied professionals that work as part of a team to fulfill a client's wishes.

  3. How can I get involved?

    Attend meetings, join a committee, contribute to our annual fund. Join us and help the Nebraska philanthropic community grow!

  4. Our organization is just starting a planned giving program. Will I receive any benefit from CGPNE?

    Absolutely! In addition to the educational component that can help jump-start any planned giving program, many of our members have years of experience and are ready to help.

  5. I have been involved in planned giving for years. Will I receive any benefit from CGPNE?

    Defintiely! A key focus of our programming content is to provide up-to-date information of the ever changing rules and regulations. Even those with years of experience will find there is much to learn in this environment.

  6. Our organization has a tight budget, is the membershp cost worth it?

    CGPNE hosts some of the nation's experts in the area of planned giving at our monthly meetings. In addition, we invite professionals in the local area to present to our group. With a clear focus on planned giving, the education members receive at our meetings is unparallelled by any other organizaiton in the area. In addition, there is a true benefit to knowing others in the community who focus on planned giving. The years of experience speak for themselves. We feel $60 is a bargain for the benefits you receive as a member.

  7. What benefit is there to belonging to the local and national organizations?

    The national orgaization can offer many resources and provide additional benefits to members. We invite you to visit their website at to learn more.

  8. How often are the regular meetings?

    How often are the regular meetings?
    CGPNE meets monthly throughout the year on the first friday of each month (February-June and October-December).

  9. How long are the regular meetings?

    How long are the regular meetings?
    The meeting officially starts at 9:30, but you are welcome to come at 9:00 for an opportunity to network. Meetings generally conclude by 11:30.

  10. Where are the regular meetings held?

    Many members of our organizations generously donate space at their organization for our meetings and we try to host approximately half of our meetings in Lincoln and half in Omaha.

  11. How much do the regular meetings cost?

    The cost for members to attend the monthly meetings is $10 and the cost for non-members is $25.

  12. What are virtual seminars?

    Our local chapter, in conjunction with a sponsor, host virtual seminars at no charge to our members on a periodic basis. They are typically over the lunch hour and lunch is typically provided by the sponsor or meeting host.

  13. How do I find out about upcoming meetings?

    The website is the best place to see what is happening within the organization. Members also receive monthly e-mails letting them know it is time to visit the website and register for the meetings.

  14. Donations and membership fees help the association continue year after year. Each year CGPNE chooses a Nebraska non-profit organization to make a donation.