New Resources for Private Foundations and their Donors

New Resources for Private Foundations and their Donors

“How much should we spend?” It’s a fundamental question for founders and boards of private foundations. Finding an answer becomes more complex and emotional during an economic downturn, natural disaster, or other unexpected crisis or opportunity that increases demand for funding. The best answers come from thoughtfully balancing:  your foundation’s purpose, conditions and trends facing [...]

New Resources for Those Serving Giving Families

Data Analysis by Nick Youngson CC BY-SA 3.0 ImageCreator The late summer and early fall were a bounty harvest of new information useful for advisors, consultants, and staff to wealthy philanthropic families. I've already been quoting the data in presentations and proposals.  Social Impact in Hundred-Year Family Businesses: How Family Values Drive Sustainability Through Philanthropy, [...]

Advice for the Savvy Donor Advised Fund Shopper

"funds" by CreditDebitPro is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Dear Savvy Donor, By now you’ve at least heard about Donor Advised Funds (DAFs), the charitable checking and savings accounts established by individuals, families, and businesses. In the U.S. alone, more than 1,000 charitable organizations offer DAFs. These “DAF Sponsors” range from small groups with fewer [...]

Because you need one more post on DAFs

Because you need one more post on DAFs

Bruce DeBoskey is a terrific peer mentor and I respect his thinking and passion in his philanthropic advising work. We’ve been talking about writing together and our first crack is my response to his recent nationally-published column, “Donor-Advised Funds - Powerful giving tool needs sharpening.” I encourage you to read it first. OK, Bruce. We [...]