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16 Apr 2014 | General | National Publication | News story

We are pleased to announce that Daniel Felix has joined the PGDC as a contributing author.

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16 Apr 2014 | General | National Publication | News story

A recent article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy supports a widely held belief that the charitable income tax deduction is safe for at least the year 2014. What remains unknown is whether or not such items as the charitable IRA rollover will be extended...

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I received a LinkedIn post yesterday posted by Oliver Welty, CFRE. The post linked to Arthur C. Brooks op-ed in Sundays New York Times. The title was simply...

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21 Mar 2014 | General | National Publication | News story

We are pleased to announce that Randy Fox has joined the PGDC as a contributing author.

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22 Feb 2014 | General | National Publication | News story | 30 comments
Many of us make it through life. Only some define it.

This is a news story I never thought I would have to write. Marc Hoffman, my brother, Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of the Planned Giving Design Center, my business partner of thirty-one years and eight years my junior, passed away peacefully at his home in Midway...

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5 Feb 2014 | General | National Publication | News story

The Blackbaud Index shows overall giving was up 4.9 percent in 2013, while online giving grew 13.5 percent. Read more for links to the full report and video.

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21 Jan 2014 | General | National Publication | Article

For professional advisors and fundraisers alike, understanding the personality type of the donor is critical. This is a very interesting article that can assist you in your discussion with your donor and clients. It's all about the conversation, but if you don't...

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4 Oct 2013 | General | National Publication | Article

In 1830 American artist John Trumbull offered his best paintings of the American Revolution to Yale College in exchange for a life annuity. Unfortunately, Yale had neither the money with which to make the annuity payments or construct what would be the world's first...

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22 Mar 2013 | General | Advisors in Philanthropy | News story
Cokie Roberts to Deliver Keynote Speech: “Trends in Philanthropy”

This may be one of the few times that what happens in Vegas will not stay in Vegas. From April 24, 2013 to April 26, 2013, one of the most inspiring philanthropic conferences will take place at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, after which attendees will take...

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13 Feb 2013 | General | National Publication | News story

The Indpendent Sector, a nonpartisan leadership network of approximately 600 nonprofits, foundations, and corporate giving programs committed to advancing the common good, has urged the President to protect giving and preserve the charitable deduction at its...

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16 Jan 2013 | General | National Publication | News story

According to a new report by The Urban Institute, the major individual income tax provisions contained within the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 are estimated to increase giving by $3.3 billion or 1.3 percent, relative to 2012 law, mainly due to the...

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14 Dec 2012 | General | National Publication | News story

Writing for The Washington Post, Jerry Markon and Peter Wallsten report the White House and the nation’s most prominent charities are embroiled in a tense behind-the-scenes debate over President Obama’s push to scale back the nearly century-old tax...

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2 Aug 2012 | General | National Publication | News story

Writing in The New York Times, Yale finance and economics professor Robert J. Shiller argues that what we need now are tax policies that encourage rather than discourage philanthropy.

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14 Jun 2012 | General | National Publication | News story

On June 5th, the Planned Giving Design Center teamed up with Renata Rafferty for a special webinar on Powerful Client Engagements. And although the webinar has already taken place, don't worry, you can watch it at your convenience. Just go to...

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24 May 2012 | General | National Publication | News story
The simplest way to start marketing yourself or your organization

You're missing opportunities if you do not use the many ways to market your services or organization on the PGDC. In this first tip in a series of short articles we will show you the simplest ways to get started marketing.

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30 Apr 2012 | General | National Publication | News story

Need to find something fast on the PGDC? Get the most out of your research on the PGDC by following a few simple rules.

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30 Aug 2011 | General | National Publication | News story

The PGDC is pleased to announce it will be publishing content provided by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) on topics of interest to charitable gift planners and to increase awareness of the benefits of working with NAELA members. 

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26 Aug 2010 | General | National Publication | News story

The Planned Giving Design Center endeavors to bring the very best in original content and articles from leading authors and publications on topics of interest to charitable gift planners. We are very pleased that Family Business Magazine, the leading print...

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20 Jul 2010 | General | National Publication | News story
As reported by David Thayne Leibell in Trusts & Estates, Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates are asking the members of the Forbes 400 to each pledge more than half of their wealth to charity.
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14 Jul 2010 | General | National Publication | Article

Has it been only six months since the devastating earthquake struck the island nation of Haiti? If you live there, it might seem like a lifetime. In this article, PGDC editor Marc Hoffman recounts his first-hand experiences in Haiti last February and reminds us all...

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A Tribute to Marc D. Hoffman