Category Archives: Interviews

Why Denise Gives: Getting Started

Why Denise Gives: Getting Started

This is Denise Weaver’s story, the fifth installment in our Client Stories series which shares how different clients use their DonorsTrust donor-advised accounts in different ways. You can read the previous article from Ann Fitzgerald here.

Let’s talk about money.

Good friends know I’m always delighted to talk about how to maximize a personal budget or how to use …

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Why Ann Gives: Turning the Focus Around

Why Ann Gives: Turning the Focus Around

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 …

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Tax Law Change: What It Means for Philanthropy

Tax Law Change: What It Means for Philanthropy

What effects can donors expect to see as a result of December’s massive tax overhaul? Did donors miss out on the best time to give or are there tax-advantaged reasons for giving now? And will it even matter for America’s donors?

DonorsTrust president Lawson Bader joined the Bob Harden Radio Show Thursday for a short but wide-ranging discussion that examines …

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Lawson on the Bob Zadek Show: Transparency and Taxes

Lawson on the Bob Zadek Show: Transparency and Taxes

Our CEO, Lawson Bader had the opportunity to return to the Bob Zadek Show, a libertarian radio segment based in Northern California. Lawson discussed DonorsTrust and some of the top policy issues currently facing philanthropists and non-profits, including donor privacy and tax reform.

The concept of private giving has been integral to the Unites States since the Founding. Recently, …

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Why Peter Gives: A Chance Encounter with DonorsTrust

Why Peter Gives: A Chance Encounter with DonorsTrust

This year, we have been sharing first-hand stories of how clients use their DonorsTrust donor-advised accounts in different ways. Here is Peter Flinch’s story, the third installment in our series. You can read the previous article from Frayda Levy here.

At 50 in 1992, I was laid-off from corporate, middle management into a new life as a “premature, early …

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“Not That Mysterious” -Principled in the Face of Critics

“Not That Mysterious” -Principled in the Face of Critics

Being firmly committed to a set of principles carries a major risk, namely that those who take an opposing view will also oppose you.

DonorsTrust is built on a set of principles anchored around donor intent and the ideals of liberty. Sadly, this means we have critics and detractors. That’s ok. Contrary to the sheltered perspective of certain loud voices, …

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Why Frayda Gives: How One Client Uses Her DAF

Why Frayda Gives: How One Client Uses Her DAF

In 2017, we will share first-hand stories of how clients use their DonorsTrust donor-advised accounts in different ways. Here is Frayda Levy’s story, the second installment in our series. You can read the previous article here

There is an old joke.  One businessman says to another,  “Our accountant saves us a lot of time.”

The second businessman asks, “How

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How I Give: DonorsTrust Client Stories

How I Give: DonorsTrust Client Stories

In 2017, we will share first-hand stories of how clients use their DonorsTrust donor-advised accounts in different ways. I’ll start.

Admittedly, I find it a little strange to make my “end of year” charitable gifts at the beginning of the next year.

Yet here we are. This morning I sent off a list of charities that I want to support.

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Lawson’s Ricochet Interview Highlights Thoughtful Giving

Lawson’s Ricochet Interview Highlights Thoughtful Giving

With the election over and the GOP running the tables in so many ways, should conservative donors “just relax and go home now?”

Peter Robinson, a Hoover scholar and co-host of the Ricochet Podcast, posed this question to DonorsTrust President, Lawson Bader, in a special interview that’s soon to be available on the Ricochet network.

Lawson noted that it, …

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