Category Archives: Liberty Movement

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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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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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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Coronavirus Philanthropy Ideas for the Strategic Giver

Coronavirus Philanthropy Ideas for the Strategic Giver

“I’d be interested in recommendations on civil society responses to coronavirus and markets period. What can I best do to help people in need?”

I received that email last week from one of our Novus Society clients. When emergencies pop up, those of a philanthropic spirit (or who are just generally nice people) try to find ways to be helpful.…

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Why Daniel Gives: Tax Efficiency to Get the Job Done

Why Daniel Gives: Tax Efficiency to Get the Job Done

Each month we share how current DonorsTrust clients use a donor-advised fund to fulfill their charitable goals in our Client Stories series. Our latest feature focuses on a client who uses his fund to increase his tax-savings and then maximize his impact with the organizations he cares for. You can read the previous installment featuring Gerry Ohrstrom here

Daniel …

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Private Giving Lessons from David Koch’s Legacy

Private Giving Lessons from David Koch’s Legacy

Tremendous amounts of ink have been spilled over the recent passing of David Koch.

Writers have expressed quite a range of emotion – he has been deified and vilified. But, love him or not, it is undeniable that he believed in the power of private philanthropy. He gave generously to libraries, the arts, public policy organizations, and hospitals. He started …

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How Michael Gives: A Hands-On Approach to Grateful Giving

How Michael Gives: A Hands-On Approach to Grateful Giving

This is a continuation of the Client Stories series where we interview real DonorsTrust clients to hear about how they think through their philanthropy and how a donor-advised fund helps them achieve their charitable goals. You can read last month’s article here

Michael Maibach has been with DonorsTrust from our earliest days. As you’ll discover in this interview, his

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