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PGI stands for Planned Giving Initiative. And as the name would imply, we strive to be inventive with a hope to offer strategies, guidance, services and grants in an effort to further our mission of making planned giving more accessible. Please check our Blog regularly for helpful information.

Celebrating Giving Tuesday

Celebrating Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 is one of my favorite days of the year. It's GivingTuesday which is a day to reflect on acts of generosity and to remember that every act of generosity counts. "GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people...

Why Giving Tuesday Should Be Part of Your Giving Plan

Why Giving Tuesday Should Be Part of Your Giving Plan

Giving Tuesday was started in 2012 in a partnership by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation to create an international day of giving during the busy holiday shopping season. Since 2012, Giving Tuesday (#GivingTuesday) has become a powerful movement...

Engaging Your Donors for Life-Long Giving

Engaging Your Donors for Life-Long Giving

In our ongoing effort to help make planned giving more accessible, collaborative and beneficial for charities, we hosted a workshop led by fundraising expert Laura Kaufman. The fourth in our series of free seminars and workshops, Engaging Your Donors for Life-Long...

The Ripple Effects of a Planned Giving Heart

The Ripple Effects of a Planned Giving Heart

It’s Sunday afternoon and I’ve just driven three hours through the frozen heartland of Illinois to pay my last respects to someone who has recently passed away.  It is sunny on what should be a dark day, but my drive has given me the opportunity to reflect on my...