Wednesday, October 12, 2022


11:30 AM - 1:00 PM


Virtual Program

Donor Intent & Shifting Priorities: What to Do When Plans Change.

Over recent decades, the question of honoring donor intent has become paramount at charities. From Princeton to the University of Chicago to a small animal shelter in New Jersey, among many others, charities are grappling with how to best further their missions and abide by agreed-upon donor wishes. As reported in The Washington Post in September, Sibley Hospital is the latest example of a charity caught in the crosshairs of a controversy. Doug will discuss these examples and suggest best practices to help nonprofits to avoid these situations in the future.

Doug White

Doug White

Speaker: Doug White is a long-time leader and scholar in the nation's philanthropic community, and is the former Director of Columbia University's Master of Science in Fundraising Management program. He is an author and an advisor to nonprofit organizations and philanthropists. Doug has published five books. His most recent, "Wounded Charity," analyzes the allegations of mismanagement made in January 2016 against Wounded Warrior Project. He writes the ethics column for the National Capital Gift Planning Council, and in 2002 the Council presented Doug with its Distinguished Service Award.

Statement from Johns Hopkins Medicine regarding the Sibley Memorial Hospital Women’s Health Center.

This presentation aligns with NACGP’s National Standards for Gift Planning.

STANDARD 14 The nonprofit has a robust, well-executed stewardship plan across all lines of fundraising focused on engaging donors in a meaningful way, building long-term donor relationships and maintaining a high donor retention rate.


Benefit of Membership:

This virtual session is complimentary for members of the National Capital Gift Planning Council* and $25 for non-members. Being a member of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (CGP) does not qualify for complimentary registration.

If you are not a member of NCGPC and you inadvertently register as one, you will not be provided the Zoom link. If you are unsure of your membership status, please contact us — or better yet, consider joining/renewing! Your membership pays for itself if you attend only the six virtual monthly programs.

Registration closes Monday, October 10, 2022, at 5:00 pm ET.