In 2018, we will continue sharing first-hand stories of how clients use their DonorsTrust donor-advised accounts in different ways. This is Ann Fitzgerald’s story, the fourth installment in our series. You can read the previous article from Peter Flinch here.
How much time do you spend thinking about other people’s money?
If you work for a nonprofit in the …read more »
At DonorsTrust, one of the scariest things we see is when a donor fails to set guidelines around their giving, leading to a steady drift away from the donor’s principles after their death. Let’s celebrate Halloween – and, appropriately, All Saints Day – with a guest post highlighting some terrifying betrayals of donor intent.
Anyone who’s given a ten-year-old …read more »
As part of our regular series on how to be more strategic in our charitable giving, we’re pleased to present this piece from Gonzalo Schwarz, president of the Archbridge Institute. Archbridge explores the root causes for economic inequality and faltering social mobility and its impact on the American Dream. In this piece, he discusses how donors can support efforts …read more »
Each month, an expert from the liberty movement shares thoughts on how to be more strategic in our charitable giving. This month, Reed Watson, executive director of the Property and Environment Research Center explores why, despite the perception, care for the environment is not at cross purposes with the goals of right-of-center donors.
Earth Day is April 22, but I …read more »
Each month, an expert from the liberty movement will share thoughts on how to be more strategic in our charitable giving. This month, James Piereson, president of the William E. Simon Foundation and a senior fellow at The Manhattan Institute, provides a thoughtful piece on how liberty-minded donors concerned about donor intent can most effectively support programs in higher education.…read more »
Early Monday morning, August 17, the liberty movement and all of philanthropy lost a great friend with the passing of Whitney Ball.…read more »
The Spring issue of Philanthropy magazine highlights a panoply of what it dubs “new flavors in philanthropy.” Those flavors include different giving strategies, tactics, and vehicles for achieving charitable philanthropy that go beyond checkbook giving, foundations, or your traditional charitable organization.
Under the appropriate headline “Giving Made Easy,” Joanne Florino discusses the history and benefits of donor-advised funds. …read more »
Are donor-advised funds beneficial? Though the benefits of donor-advised accounts to individuals are fairly well known – the tax advantages and just the overall ease – is this funding vehicle helping society overall?
Yes, says the Manhattan Institute’s Howard Husock. His new report, Growth Giving: American Philanthropy and the Potential of Donor-Advised Funds, concludes donor-advised funds play a key …read more »
Martin Morse Wooster’s new post on Philanthropy Daily, “The hidden dangers of donor intent,” looks back at decades of addressing the issue of donor intent to assess whether the topic is still relevant. He finds that it is, and in doing so turns the issue on its head to better understand its importance.
Now at first glance you might …read more »