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Welcome to the Central Ohio Planned Giving Council

The Central Ohio Planned Giving Council (COPGC) is an association of nonprofit planned giving professionals and those from the

allied professions (i.e. legal, banking, insurance, accounting, financial planning) involved in developing, marketing and administering planned charitable gifts.


The Central Ohio Planned Giving Council is a local chapter of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (formerly National Committee on Planned Giving) headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.




The October luncheon is our annual combined gathering of AFP and the Central Ohio Planned Giving Council.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

“The Psychology of Giving” & “Asking With Confidence”
Presented by:
Bill Bartolini, Ph.D., ACFRE, and Nancy Koerner, J.D.

10:45-11:00 Registration for Pre-Lunch Session
11:00-11:45 Optional Pre-Lunch Program open only to AFP and COPGC members
11:30-Noon Registration for Lunch Session
Noon-1:15 PM Lunch Program


11:00 - 11:45AM Pre-Lunch Optional Program
Optional Pre-Lunch Program. Registration for this session is limited to AFP and COPGC members

“The Psychology of Giving”

People are complicated! How can we understand what they bring to the table and what they consider when thinking about making a gift?

We will explore what will untangle donor motivations, emotions, attitudes – and how people make decisions – to give you a framework you can use to understand your donors.


Noon - 1:15PM Lunch Program

“Asking With Confidence”

Asking for money can be exhilarating – and it can be frightening, too! That’s why it’s best to have a plan.

Join us for this engaging and interactive session where we come face-to-face with major gift and planned gift asks.

We’ll explore the how to know when to ask, preparing for the ask, making it, and how to keep the discussion going if you don’t get the answer you had hoped for.

Longaberger Alumni House
The Ohio State University
2200 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43210
Located across from and sharing a parking lot with the Fawcett Center on Olentangy River Road

Free for COPGC Members but online registration is required
$40 Guests
Buffet lunch provided

RSVP Deadline is Thursday, October 8
To RSVP you must register online in advance.

No late RSVPs and no walk-ins.


When you register online you will receive two emails - a Confirmation and a Receipt.
Please bring your confirmation with you to the event to check in.


Save the Date

Wednesday, November 4, Noon-1:15PM Lunch Program:  Millennial Fundraising

Thursday, December 3, 4:30-6:30:  Holiday Social and Annual Meeting


Have you paid for a COPGC Lunch program and need a receipt?  Download one here:

COPGC Lunch Receipt



We invite you to join our chapter, participate in our educational programs and

network with other planned giving professionals. 

  Download a New Membership Application

Download a Membership Brochure

Announcing our new Scholarship Program:

The Central Ohio Planned Giving Council has created a scholarship program to encourage, grow and expand knowledge of local individuals in planned giving.

It is meant to introduce new practitioners to the Central Ohio Planned Giving Council www.copgc.com

and its members as well as the national Partnership for Philanthropic Planning www.pppnet.org.

By doing so, the scholarship awardees learn planned giving techniques, best practices and meet other gift planning practitioners.

Download a scholarship brochure and application


To visit the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning website... http://www.pppnet.org/



Would you like to keep informed about our upcoming programs? 

Send your name, organization and email address to us at copgc@cs.com to be added to our mailing list. 




Post Office Box 20129
Columbus, Ohio 43220-0129
COPGC Hotline 614-572-0956
Email: copgc@cs.com