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Technical Information on Charitable Giving

Government Links

    Find a wide array of Congressional information, including a search tool to easily locate and contact your federal, state, and local officials.
  • The Library of Congress
    Find the text of Congressional bills and agendas.
  • US Government Printing Office
    The GPO is the Federal Government's primary centralized resource for gathering, cataloging, producing, providing, authenticating, and preserving published information in all its forms.
  • IRS
    The new, friendlier IRS has an extensive home on the Web that is loaded with information, including sections on tax information for businesses, tax help and education, and an area for downloading tax forms in PCL or PostScript.


  • National Capital Gift Planning Council
    The National Capital Gift Planning Council is a not-for-profit professional organization dedicated to advancing and promoting charitable gift planning. We offer educational programming that enhances professional development, provides opportunities for networking, and promotes cooperation among the many professional disciplines that are involved in the charitable gift planning process.
  • National Association of Charitable Gift Planners
    Visit the Web site for the national association for charitable gift planners.
  • Financial Planning Association (Minnesota Chapter)
    Learn about an association of financial planners, accountants, attorneys, bankers, charitable giving specialists, insurance agents, stockbrokers, money managers, investment consultants, broker-dealer and corporate executives, and others who champion the financial planning process.
  • Twin Cities Estate Planning Council
    These councils are professionals that strive to foster understanding of the proper relationship between the functions of the life underwriter, trust officer, attorney, accountant, and any other party or parties having to do with estate planning, and encourage cooperation of persons acting under those disciplines.
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals
    Formerly known as the National Society of Fundraising Executives, AFP is the national association for fundraisers.
  • Council on Foundations
    The Council is an association of foundations and corporations that serves the public good by promoting and enhancing effective and responsible philanthropy.
  • American Council of Gift Annuities
    ACGA provides educational and other services to American charities regarding gift annuities and other forms of planned gifts.
  • Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
    CASE is the national association for development professionals working in educational organizations.
  • Association for Healthcare Philanthropy
    AHP is the national association for development professionals working in health care.

Special Interest

    The national LEAVE A LEGACY® site, sponsored by NCPG, includes information about and links to LEAVE A LEGACY® programs across the nation.
  • Candid.
    This site provides the most comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grants.Candid was born February 1, 2019, when Foundation Center and GuideStar joined forces.
  • National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
    A committee devoted to expanding the horizons of philanthropy to the less wealthy to create a more democratic society.

Search tools

  • GuideStar
    A donor's guide to the nonprofit universe, GuideStar offers a free, searchable database of the programs and finances of more than 600,000 U.S. nonprofit organizations.
    This site is a nationwide resource for obituaries and guestbooks.
  • BigCharts from MarketWatch
    This site shows historical values of stock prices.


  • The Chronicle of Philanthropy, a newspaper published by the Chronicle of Higher Education, Inc., 1255 23rd St NW, Washington DC 20037.
  • Planned Giving Today edited and published by G. Roger Schoenhals, 100 2nd Ave S, Ste 180, Edmonds, WA 98020, Tel: 800-525-5748
  • Taxwise Giving by Conrad Teitell, 13 Arcadia Rd, Old Greenwich, CT 06870, Tel: 203-637-4553
  • Wiley Non-Profit Resource Center published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 605 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10158-0012, Tel: 212-850-6000
  • Books on Planned Giving
    Link to the hottest bestsellers in the industry and order them online. You get's great discounted prices and selection, and MPGC gets a small percentage of the sale.

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