Donor-Advised Funds

[ASK AN EXPERT] How Should Donor-Advised Fund Gifts Be Recognized?

Our Ask An Expert series features real questions answered by Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach, also known as Charity Clairity. Today's question comes from a fundraiser who needs advice on how donor-advised funds should be recognized in their annual reports.  Dear Charity Clairity, I appreciated reading [...]

By |2021-05-05T20:41:39-04:00May 22nd, 2021|Ask An Expert, Donor-Advised Funds|

[ASK AN EXPERT] How Can You Cultivate Donor Advised Fund (DAF) Donors?

Our Ask An Expert series features real questions answered by Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach, also known as Charity Clairity. Today's question comes from a fundraiser who isn't sure how to make contact with and cultivate their donor advised fund givers.  Dear Charity Clairity, Our biggest [...]

By |2021-01-25T12:49:11-05:00September 5th, 2020|Ask An Expert, Donor-Advised Funds|

#HalfMyDAF – How To Encourage Your DAF Holders To Make Grants Now

Many Donor Advised Funds were created for rainy-day giving; well, it’s raining. A lot. Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) hold assets of $120 billion while at the same time nonprofits are facing financial uncertainties and increased demand for services! This is a resource that we need right now because with COVID-19, [...]

Five Key Takeaways From The 2019 Donor Advised Funds Report

In the fourth quarter of each year the National Philanthropic Trust releases their annual Donor Advised Funds Report.    This is significant for every nonprofit engaged in fundraising to take notice because donor advised funds or DAFs for short, are truly changing the landscape of major gift fundraising and therefore [...]

How Donor Advised Funds Encourage Philanthropic Goals

Many fundraisers are aware that, in light of the new tax law, donor advised funds (DAFs) should become a bigger part of a typical nonprofit fundraising operation. What may not be as well known are the ways in which some individual financial firms go beyond just setting up accounts. The [...]

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