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As philanthropy changes to meet the demands of an increasingly complex and interconnected world, donor-advised funds (DAFs) are growing in popularity. Active donors supporting a wide range of causes, advisors providing a greater suite of professional resources to their clients, and all parties searching for a deeper knowledge about the charitable landscape are discovering DAFs as an effective and efficient method of philanthropic giving.
The impact of DAFs on the world of philanthropy is growing as more donors turn to DAFs to meet their philanthropic goals. As detailed in our 2022 DAF Report:
DAFs have become popular in part because of their versatility; allowing donors to give when, what, how, and where is most favorable for them. There are many reasons why donors choose a donor-advised fund as a philanthropic giving vehicle. Charitable giving with a donor-advised fund can be a tax-efficient way to build a charitable legacy. Benefits of a donor-advised fund include:
As detailed above, DAFs are highly effective and efficient vehicles for charitable giving. There are certain rules and guidelines DAF donors must follow, however. Keep these facts in mind as you begin your philanthropic journey:
Learn more on our DAF FAQs page.
NPT GivingPoint, our online giving portal, provides a streamlined way to manage your DAF whether you’re recommending a grant now or planning for long-term impact. With NPT GivingPoint, both donors and their advisors can: