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CNE Webinar: Attracting Gifts from Donor Advised Funds
Thu, April 27, 2017, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
Join the CNE at the Community Foundation as we host this webinar focused on donor advised funds. We will be hosting the webinar in our training room and providing attendees with light refreshments.
Donor-advised funds (DAFs) are attracting an ever-larger percentage of the charitable dollar. Americans contributed over $22 billion to DAFs in 2015, and assets held in donor-advised funds are now approaching $80 billion. While many nonprofit fundraisers are understandably wringing their hands over this development, a pragmatic response is to say: What can we do to attract grants from donor-advised funds?
This presentation will provide background on the DAF phenomenon, note the variations in how DAFs are administered, and explain what is driving the growth. The presenter will then suggest a series of steps nonprofit fundraisers can take with donors and DAF sponsors to open the spigot, so that their organizations can receive the fullest-possible benefit. This webinar should be of keen interest to gift planners and development officers at all levels as they work to understand the rapidly changing philanthropic environment.