Benefits of IPPP Membership​


For nearly 30 years, the IPPP (formerly the Quad Cities Planned Giving Council) has been promoting philanthropy by educating, connecting and inspiring professionals throughout the area.  For gift planners and allied professionals in financial, legal, tax, wealth management, and consulting serves, IPPP offers great value for your professional development dollar.


  • Education.  A minimum of four seminars per year are presented by industry leaders about timely planning issues and techniques that you can use immediately in your work.  Registration included in your membership.


  • Interaction.  Monthly round table discussions on topics selected by members, including case studies.  No cost to attend, everyone covers the cost of his or her own lunch.


  • Collaboration.  Additional timely educational opportunities -- held in conjunction with the Quad City Estate Planning Council or the Association of Fund Raising Professionals Quad City Chapter -- with a reduced registration.


  • Credits.  Access to continuing education credits for appropriate seminars is available, including CLE and CFRE, among others.  Applications for credit are submitted when the program content meets the standards and guidelines of the credit-issuing body.


  • Enhanced Expertise.  Refine your skills in a dynamic field to serve your clients and donors well.


  • Networking.  Establish contacts with professional colleagues for exchanging ideas and services.


  • Career Advancement.  Develop leadership skills and gain recognition through volunteer activities in the IPPP, or at the national level.


  • Attorneys

  • Financial panners

  • Wealth managers

  • Tax advisors

  • Insurance professionals

  • Real estate professionals

  • Nonprofit CEOs and executive directors

  • Directors of development

  • Major gift officers

  • Planned giving specialists

  • Nonprofit board members and trustees​

Who Should Belong to IPPP ?


IPPP is a source for education, networking and advocacy for professionals who have a role in designing and implementing donors' philanthropic plans, including:


How does IPPP membership work?


The IPPP welcomes new members at any time!  Membership follows the calendar year, and all renewals are in January. If you join at any time of the year other than January, your membership is prorated from the quarter in which you join through the end of the calendar year.  IPPP membership is for individuals, or for up to two people from one organization at a discounted rate.



               When you join                     January 1st                    April 1st          July 1st          September 1st


               Individual membership            $120                           $90                $60                    $30 


               Additional person from             $80                            $60                $40                    $20

               the same organization (a savings of 33%)


If you have paid for your membership personally and you are changing employers, your membership can follow you into your new position. If your previous employer covered the cost of your membership, the IPPP allows that company or organization to name a successor who can complete the remaining term of your membership. 


​You may choose to join the national association, the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, in addition to the IPPP. Memberships are handled separately for the two organizations.  For information on joining the PPP, click here.