Let’s Start Your
Planned Giving Program, Together

You don’t need an expensive team of lawyers and consultants to build a Planned Giving program at your nonprofit.

In Planned Giving Accelerator, you’ll get everything you need to start a successful Planned Giving program in a format that’s easy, accessible and affordable.

— Tony Martignetti

Easy, Accessible
& Affordable

Planned Giving Accelerator is a virtual learning program designed for small- and mid-size nonprofits.

You’ll get all the advice and tools you need to build a Planned Giving program that gets results.

Within a few short months, you’ll be marketing your program. And, if you’re like most nonprofits, you’ll be securing Planned Giving commitments within your first year.

Here’s what you can expect …


Virtual classes

You’ll learn to build your program from the ground up through a series of interactive classes.


Throughout the year, you’ll have the chance to ask questions and get personalized advice.

A trusted community of peers

You’ll be working alongside other vetted nonprofit pros, sharing ideas and networking.

Ask Me Anything Sessions

At least once a month, I’ll offer office hours where you can ask me anything about Planned Giving.

Exclusive podcasts

You’ll get private podcasts that will help guide your progress.

Tools and templates

You’ll get loads of sample fundraising letters, marketing materials, checklists, and more resources.

Why Planned Giving?

The average charitable bequest in the U.S. is about $35,000. Over time, those gifts add up and can serve as a foundation for long-term financial stability.

Planned Giving Accelerator is designed to help small- and mid-size nonprofits that have an established pool of individual donors but don’t have the means to hire expensive consultants.

For less than the cost of most nonprofit conferences, you’ll get everything you need to build your Planned Giving program!

Work With The Planned Giving Evangelist

Tony Martignetti

I’ve been helping nonprofits since 1997.

That’s when I turned my back on practicing law — for me, a comfortable but unpleasant way to make a lot of money — and discovered Planned Giving.

After launching Planned Giving programs at Iona College, and then St. John’s University, I recognized I have a passion and talent for helping charities start successful and sustainable Planned Giving programs.

Since then, I’ve been the evangelist for Planned Giving — showing scores of small- and mid-size nonprofits how they can build a pipeline of legacy gifts that support long-term financial stability.

“Tony has run VNSNY’s planned giving program with great professionalism, creativity, and success. He’s top shelf!”
Andrea Hill

Visiting Nurse Service of New York

“Tony came at a critical time for our organization. More than an improvement, he left a legacy!”
Marina Garde

Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives

Is Your Nonprofit Ready for a Planned Giving Program?

Through Planned Giving Accelerator, you will quickly learn that you don’t need a lawyer, a lot of time, or even a background in Planned Giving to get results.

Even if you have no familiarity with the specifics and nuances of Planned Giving and no existing endowment, it’s possible for you to start securing planned gifts in just a few short months with the right approach.

One of the smallest nonprofits I worked with, a historical society, secured eight Planned Giving commitments within its first year!

If your nonprofit is at least five years old, has individual donors, and is committed to creating more sustainable funding sources, you can succeed with Planned Giving Accelerator.