How to be smart about donor advised funds

Do you know how to deal with gifts from donor-advised funds?

You should. It’s a big and fast-growing tool for donors. Here are some tips from Michael Rosen for connecting with your donor-advised fund (DAF) donors, at Stop Ignoring This Amazing Source of Contributions:


  • Talk with your donors. (Ask them if they have DAFs.)
  • Let donors know that your organization accepts DAF grants.
  • Include a DAF-giving checkbox on your gift forms.
  • Include a DAF widget on your website.
  • Publish a story about a DAF donor in your newsletter.
  • Appeal to your donors. (Connect specifically with donors who have DAFs.)

And here’s a report from Vanguard Charitable on donor-advised funds (PDF).


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