Often times, when we talk about engaging in philanthropy we mean monetarily giving to a cause. While that’s a large portion of the discussion, there’s more to giving than that.
Younger givers are especially eager to find ways to connect on a deeper level with the causes and organizations they are passionate about. Giving money away is what our parents …read more »
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 …read more »
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 …read more »
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 …read more »
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 …read more »
How many chances do we have to leave a legacy?
In an important sense, we lay the foundation of our legacy day by day. It is the sum of the impact we have on the world through our actions. It is embodied in the memories others will carry of us long after we are gone. It is also the assets …read more »
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 …read more »
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 …read more »
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 …read more »
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 …read more »