Category Archives: Donor-Advised Funds

Progress For Liberty in 2016

Progress For Liberty in 2016

At DonorsTrust, we aim to increase the contributions flowing into liberty-advancing non-profits. In 2016, we achieved that with our clients recommending more than $120 million in grants to nearly 600 organizations.

Those are some of the facts and figures we share in our latest Progress Report, which you can download here.

Last year’s grants  lifted us past $900 million …

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Subtraction Through Addition: The Art of Minimalist Giving

Subtraction Through Addition: The Art of Minimalist Giving

Minimalism is the concept of stripping away things. A Minimalist approach in my mind means “bare-bones.” I certainly wouldn’t mind lobbing off a few aspects of my days so I can focus on the things that I care most about.

Interestingly, a podcast I heard the other day challenged that view. Yes, achieving a minimalist style requires cutting the fat. …

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The Charitable Hub: Streamline Your Giving with a DAF

The Charitable Hub: Streamline Your Giving with a DAF

There are many methods and platforms for carrying-out your charitable giving. Simplest, of course, is a direct cash gift to a charity of your choosing. More complex charitable giving usually involves an “intermediate” charitable vehicle as part of your charitable giving plan.

Common charitable vehicles are charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, private foundations and supporting organizations. In recent years, …

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Giving Under Trump’s Plan: Is It Better to Give to Charity Now?

Giving Under Trump’s Plan: Is It Better to Give to Charity Now?

Will the new Trump administration’s proposed tax plans affect charitable giving?  And if so, should you increase your giving before the calendar flips to 2017?

Recent articles, such as this Forbes piece by Bernie Kent argue for moving up those donations. The piece suggests it may be advisable now, in 2016, to accelerate gifts you might otherwise make next year …

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DonorsTrust Bequest Accounts: A How-To Guide

DonorsTrust Bequest Accounts: A How-To Guide

Donor-advised funds offer an excellent means to handle your annual giving. However, a donor-advised account is also a helpful, secure way to handle your charitable legacy after your death. At DonorsTrust, we offer a special type of donor-advised account called a Bequest Account that is established upon death that serves to protect and preserve your legacy in line with your …

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