Private Foundation Rollovers: So You’re Sick of Your Foundation?

Private Foundation Rollovers: So You’re Sick of Your Foundation?

You are excited about philanthropy. You have a charitable mission. You have plenty of charitable goals. You decided to execute your philanthropy using a private foundation (PF) as your primary platform for funding that mission and those goals. When you established your PF, you were fully briefed on the administrative and operating burdens presented by a PF. You saw those …

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Time to Rest: What the Lull of August Teaches Us

Time to Rest: What the Lull of August Teaches Us

The greater Washington DC region is comprised of distinct people groups.

A significant percent of the population works “for” a government – civil service, political appointees, elected officials, diplomatic corps, and military personnel. Every two, four, or eight years there is upheaval among this corps – more so when a new occupant of the White House wears a different team’s …

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How Mary Beth Gives: Engaging with Your Principles

How Mary Beth Gives: Engaging with Your Principles

Continuing our Client Stories series on how DonorsTrust clients use their donor-advised accounts is an interview with Mary Beth Weiss where she shares how she and her husband use their DAF to engage with their giving. You can read the previous installment featuring Daniel Gressel here

Dick and Mary Beth Weiss are well known to many in the liberty …

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Supporting International Groups Through DonorsTrust

Supporting International Groups Through DonorsTrust

A global recession aside, the U.S. is the world’s most prosperous country. It also is a place where general notions of personal and economic liberty are ingrained in its DNA. While its practices do not always meet expectations, it remains a beacon for the ideas of personal responsibility, free association, and free enterprise.

The U.S. also has a broad network …

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4 Ways DonorsTrust Can Help You Engage Deeper With Your Giving

4 Ways DonorsTrust Can Help You Engage Deeper With Your Giving

At first glance, DonorsTrust is a simple donor-advised fund provider – a place that offers a useful charitable tool.

While true, we are more than that. Donor-advised funds are our primary program, but, unlike the commercial DAF providers, we have a mission that drives us – a mission built on specific principles that motivates our work.

We are the community

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Foundations & DAFs: Partnership over Parochialism

Foundations & DAFs: Partnership over Parochialism

Who would win in a fight: private foundations or donor-advised funds?

Perhaps you’ve heard someone on one side of the debate or the other advocating a zero-sum answer on why one vehicle is better than the other. A friend sent me a text recently about a conversation she had with a foundation person who spent time in their chat bashing …

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