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Contributor Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in becoming a contributor to Planned Giving Tomorrow. Please read these guidelines thoroughly before submitting your article or idea.

What Makes the Magazine Different

Planned Giving Tomorrow is the first and only magazine that focuses on marketing planned gifts.  Planned Giving Tomorrow is for nonprofit professionals who are proactive and take responsibility for their own success. It is printed in a four-color, pleasing format.

Our readers understand that fundraising has changed. The days of relying on golf tournaments and galas are numbered. “Siloed” giving is out; blended gifts are in. Planned Giving Tomorrow readers know it’s no longer acceptable to “plan” to pursue planned gifts in the future. The future is now. Tomorrow is here. Those who are not marketing planned gifts are falling behind fast.

Published Since 2007

For the first 10 years, the magazine was free and published quarterly.  As of July 2018, Planned Giving Tomorrow is a monthly magazine, free for clients, but by paid subscription for all others.

Planned Giving Tomorrow contributors are experts in their fields. Articles give practical marketing advice you need today, tips on best practices, creative and simple ways to raise more planned gifts immediately, inspiration and motivation for setting goals, time management, and more.

Now and then, but not often, we touch on technical issues as well. So if you are a technical “guru”, we’d like to hear why you should be published.

What to Submit

We welcome poignant, opinionated, controversial, funny, passionate, practical, or technical with a twist. Just don’t be boring—please!

We accept submissions for the following categories and topics. If you have an idea outside this list, it will definitely be considered.

  • Cover story: in-depth coverage of big important topics – 800-1000 words
  • Letters to the Editor: always welcome
  • How To: pieces on practical topics – 500 words or less
  • Technical Corner: for the self-proclaimed “nerd” readers
  • Q&A: Interview with experts in industries outside the nonprofit sector
  • Profiles of movers and shakers
  • Donor Perspective: A story by or about a donor on what it’s like to be on the receiving end of fundraising solicitations
  • About you: a special and success story… something moving, powerful, embarrassing, lesson to learn from… don’t be bashful

How to Submit

Please familiarize yourself with past issues of Planned Giving Tomorrow before submitting an idea for consideration. Indicate whether you will be submitting an original article or a piece that has been previously published elsewhere such as in CASE Currents, Planned Giving Today, etc.

Then, email us a synopsis of your idea. When your idea has been approved, submit the following items:

  • Your completed article
  • A brief author bio (25 words or less)
  • A high-resolution headshot

With special consideration, we can interview you and write the article on your behalf. Please inquire.


Contributors of original articles accepted for publication will be paid $50 at the time of publication. Some contributors choose to have their $50 compensation redirected to a charity. Upon acceptance of your article, please let us know who to cut the check to.

Published pieces of 500 words or more are eligible for 5 points for CFRE continuing education requirements.

General Information

Founder and CEO
Viken Mikaelian

Executive Editor
Karen Martin

Editorial Assistants
Gail Rogers
Amra Leckerman


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(800) 490-7090

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