CAP Study Group

The Arizona Community Foundation and the Planned Giving Round Table of Arizona have partnered to host moderated study groups for the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy designation.

Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy

The Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® is a designation provided by the American College of Financial Services. The CAP® curriculum is designed to provide specialized education in philanthropic planning; giving students the knowledge and tools needed to help clients articulate and advance their highest aspirations for self, family and society. There is a tuition fee associated with the CAP courses, current costs are listed on the enrollment form.


The ACF/PGRTAZ CAP Study Group is available to CAP students who are seeking to elevate and deepen their study experience through discussions with other CAP candidates across the relevant disciplines of law, accounting, finance and gift planning. In addition to learning through collaborative discourse and real life case studies, study group participants will gain a supportive referral network of like-minded professionals across a broad range of perspectives.

CAP Study Group Meeting Dates 

April 2021 - January 2022

All meetings will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. virtually via Zoom.

GS849: Charitable Strategies 
April 22, May 6, May 20, June 3, June 17, 2021
GS859: Gift Planning in a Nonprofit Context
August 12, August 26, September 9, September 23, October 7, 2021
GS839: Planning for Philanthropic Impact in the Context of Family Wealth
November 4, November 18, December 16, 2021, January 6 and January 20, 2022

Sign up today

Step 1: Enroll in the CAP program

Download the American College of Financial Services enrollment form [PDF, 127 KB] to enroll in the CAP program.

Step 2: Register for the ACF/PGRTAZ CAP Study Group

To ensure a high functioning and meaningful interactive experience, study group participation will be limited to fifteen members. Seats will be reserved on a first come first serve basis for students who have enrolled in the CAP program. You may reserve your seat by completing and submitting this form to Erica Balderas or fax to 602.381.1575.

register for the study group

CAP program details

Note about course tuition: Current pricing for the CAP program can be found on the 2021 CAP Tuition and Payment Options [PDF, 170 KB]. 

A limited number of $500 scholarships from The American College of Financial Services may be available to students who are not reimbursed by their employer and attest to need. If interested in applying for the scholarship, contact The American College of Financial Services for an application.

Note about eligibility: To apply for the CAP designation, you must certify in writing that, for at least three of the five years immediately preceding this application, you have been:

  • Actively involved in advising individuals or charitable organizations in any of the following areas: wealth and estate planning, financial planning, charitable planning, charitable giving, planned giving, nonprofit or foundation management or services, investment management of charitable trusts, funds or endowments, or accounting for nonprofit organizations as part of your regular practice or employment OR
  • Employed in the nonprofit sector in a capacity related to nonprofit management, development, planned giving, or fundraising.

Note about the content of the course: More details on the CAP program, including objectives, assignments, and readings can be found on the CAP Course Overview [PDF, 1,132 KB]. 

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