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A Word form the Chair - December 2018

LockeYour ACGA Board met in early November for its biannual in-person meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.  Our purpose for this meeting was two-fold:  to conduct the regular business of ACGA and for strategic planning to shape the next few years of ACGA work.  The Board came out of that meeting excited about the potential for the future and with a full plate of work ahead to serve our members and the charitable community.

More details about that work will be forthcoming in future issues of this newsletter and on our website.  Your membership in ACGA is a vital part of that future and we encourage you to check in with us through the website regularly so you are up to date on any new developments.     

Part of the work that we expect to continue to do is research.  Research helps us all review our own programs with an eye to what our colleagues are doing and what our donors are seeing from other organizations.  If your organization has not yet reviewed the latest research report conducted by ACGA, you will want to do so.  The data contained in that report can help you see trends in the industry and use that information to build your own program.  A quick link to the report is https://www.acga-web.org/resources/news/416-new-gift-annuity-survey-highlights-best-practices-sheds-light-on-rapidly-growing-programs.  

Finally, in this season of gratitude, we want you to know that we give thanks for you and your organizations.  You, your mission and your donors are the reason we exist and the work and the planning we are doing is to serve you and the charitable community.  From our Board of Directors, we wish you the happiest of holidays and best wishes for a wonderful new year!