Members of American Council on Gift Annuities Enjoy Many Benefits
Written by ACGA Engagement Committee   

Membership in the American Council on Gift Annuities (ACGA) offers many benefits for you, your organization, donors, and the charitable planning profession.

Benefits for you and your organization.

Unique to the gift planning community, ACGA suggests maximum charitable gift annuity rates, monitors state regulations especially as they pertain to charitable gift annuities, and provides education on charitable gift annuities as well as broader gift planning.

Offering vital professional development and networking opportunities, the ACGA brings together experts in the field of charitable giving to present on a range of topics at our renowned biennial planned giving conference as well as regular webinars. Attendees connect and collaborate with colleagues and allied professionals as they gain new insights about planned giving techniques, marketing, and administration. ACGA members enjoy a discount on the conference and training registrations!

Furthermore, the ACGA website provides current gift annuity rates and state-by-state gift annuity regulation details. This website includes other valuable information and answers to important questions about gift annuities.

ACGA’s membership structure provides options for both nonprofit and for-profit members. These options allow organizations of various sizes to set up individual associate member accounts instead of a one-size-fits-all arrangement. This structure makes membership more relevant to various employees within an organization and allows wider access to the resources that ACGA offers to charities and our for-profit colleagues.

ACGA members enjoy discounts, access to exclusive resources, and are listed in the membership directory on the ACGA’s website. The ACGA is committed to creating value in what you do for your donors and prospects, providing confidence to your organization’s leadership that your program is fiscally sound and operating in a manner consistent with the industry standards.

Membership in the ACGA also adds associate members to organizational memberships that can be scaled to meet the needs of each organization, whether a one-person shop or a national, multi-location organization. Your organization will receive a full year of membership from the day you join/renew. Each associate member has individual-level access to ACGA’s website – no shared login and password. Access to the members-only website materials (rates papers, reports, case studies, video/webinar archives, and more) are available for associates

Associates are also eligible for webinar discounts, e-newsletter subscriptions and early rate notification emails, a conference registration discount, and easier online membership management for organizations. Organizations can change their key contact and associate members as needed

Benefits for donors and the profession.

Through its many activities, the ACGA supports and advances responsible philanthropy that benefits donors and the gift planning profession. Your membership support is vital to advancing the ACGA’s mission of fostering the success of charitable gift annuity programs at charities nationwide and enabling our volunteer board of directors to continue the essential work we have been doing since 1927.

The suggested maximum gift annuity rates developed and monitored by the ACGA are the industry standard and are followed by 97% of charitable organizations nationwide. Following these rates assures that donors support the mission of the organization and avoids the use of rates as a form of uncharitable competition among organizations.

Using rates developed by the ACGA, software vendors make these maximum suggested rates available to charities for convenient gift calculation. The ACGA regularly reviews the financial and actuarial assumptions behind its suggested maximum gift annuity rates to ensure they are fiscally responsible for charities.

Monitoring state gift annuity regulation, legislation, and appropriate consumer protection. The ACGA monitors and responds to state gift annuity regulatory issues that arise from time to time. Your ACGA membership underscores your commitment to ethics, accountability, and appropriate consumer protection for your donors, adding credibility to your donor relationship and your organization’s gift annuity program.

Membership in the American Council on Gift Annuities (ACGA) offers many benefits for you, your organization, donors, and the charitable planning profession. These benefits are important to advance the use of gift annuities along with all forms of planned giving.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 05:03 PM