Partnership for Philanthropic Planning. In late January of 1988, the National Committee on Planned Giving opened its office in Indianapolis, Indiana. NCPG was formed as a 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission was to facilitate, coordinate, and encourage the education and training of the planned giving community, and to facilitate effective communication among the many different professionals in this community. The organization functioned for the first ten years as a federation of planned giving councils, and then added a membership category for individuals in 2001.

In 2006, NCPG formed the Strategic Directions Task Force, charged with assessing the state of Planned Giving and how NCPG might best help charities, fundraising and financial professionals, and donors make more and better charitable gifts. The work of the task force resulted in a new mission, strategic plan, and brand for the organization. The rebranding included a name change to the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning and a new mission: Charitable giving made most meaningful.