Jonathan Gudema


  • Principal, Planned Giving Advisors, LLC

Jonathan Gudema has over 20 years of experience working with and advising individuals and non-profit organizations (over 300!) on planned gift arrangements and tax-advantaged charitable estate planning options, and is also the author of "The Planned Giving Blog" which provides news and commentary on the field planned giving with over 1,500 subscribers and 135,000 visitors since its launch in 2010. In 2014, Jonathan launched the Planned Giving Boot Camp, a 6-part webinar series which has already trained over 1,800 fundraisers in the basics of planned giving as well as several more advanced training sessions. Jonathan earned a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and a J.D. from Western New England College School of Law in 1994. In 2011, Jonathan founded Planned Giving Advisors, LLC, a consulting firm dedicated to assisting nonprofit planned giving programs through innovative marketing techniques and good old fashioned planned gifts! He has worked on over $500 million dollars in wealth transfer and charitable structures throughout his career, which includes positions at the Anti-Defamation League, United Jewish Communities and Changing Our World.