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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Cultivating Philanthropic Partnerships Will Get Us Through This Season

Cultivating Philanthropic Partnerships Will Get Us Through This Season

It was August the year we moved into our current house. The air was still sticky thick and the foliage a deep-vined green. Two months later, the kaleidoscope of fall’s foliage exploded among our woods, replaced soon thereafter by a particularly icy, cold winter.

When Spring arrived, I discovered I had seven dogwood trees nestled by our rear deck. Azalea …

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Power of Partnerships: A Community for Young Givers

Power of Partnerships: A Community for Young Givers

Some of the best things in life come from creative partnerships.

Marriage. Music collaborations. Doritos Locos tacos.

Partnerships are great. They allow us to do more and be more than we otherwise might on our own.

Our Founding Partnership

That’s in large part why DonorsTrust (and Novus Society) exists. It started with one donor who had a passion for …

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Reflecting on 2019 to Bring Hope to Today

Reflecting on 2019 to Bring Hope to Today

It’s an interesting process to reflect on last year amidst this current season of trials. However, it’s true that hard times put the past into perspective.

While the coronavirus makes 2020’s prospects unclear, the lessons 2019 taught us bring renewed hope to the principles we hold dear.

Our 2019 Progress Report highlights why we are able to remain optimistic. In …

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Moving From Crisis to Prosperity Is Our Responsibility

Moving From Crisis to Prosperity Is Our Responsibility

The fundamental economic concepts of trade-offs and opportunity costs have been on trial for several weeks. Sadly, our elected officials have found them wanting.

The outbreak of the Covid-19 virus created a health crisis. Federal and state governments’ reactions to this challenge, however, precipitated an economic and financial crisis that will linger past any recovery from or stabilization of the …

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