Meri Grogan

Director of Finance & Administration



About Us

Deb Longseth

Executive Assistant & Events



Elaine Appleby, MA, CAP®

Director of Gift Planning

Meet Our Team

Much of the good done in our country is accomplished by not-for-profit organizations. Charitable Giving Resource Center believes that helping nonprofits become more businesslike will result in more benefits for those whom they seek to serve. Now in our ninth year, we are helping a wide variety of charities fulfill their purposes by providing custom-tailored coaching, fundraising education, and comprehensive organizational services designed to meet the specific needs of each client.

We bring to our clients the knowledge of having led nonprofits and having sat on their boards of directors. With our team of professionals, we offer a unique menu of services that can help nonprofits achieve their mission and goals like no one else in this area. 

Charitable Giving Resource Center in West Des Moines offers an array of Gift Planning services customized to meet the specific needs of your Nonprofit. Each organization is different and we are available to help teach, nurture, and magnify your impact through Gift & Estate Planning Educational Sessions for donors and Professional Coaching for your development staff.