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April 18, 2017 | AUTHOR:

Where in the World are DAF Sponsors?

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The geographic distribution of charities that sponsor DAFs is one way in which we are expanding our Donor-Advised Fund Report. In analyzing the data, we saw a high concentration in the most populated states, which is to be expected, but there is a similarly high concentration in several Midwestern states. For example, New York, which has the second highest population in the country, has at least 62 charities that sponsor DAFs while Indiana, which is only the 16th largest state, has 61—just one less. Why is that?

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December 21, 2016 | AUTHOR:

What Does a Trump Presidency Mean for Your Philanthropy?

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Advisors recommend that donors maximize their giving before the end of 2016 to lock in their benefits under the current tax policy. Certain giving vehicles, like donor-advised funds, allow donors to give now, receive a charitable tax deduction in 2016 and take time to determine how to best make their philanthropic impact.

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July 27, 2016 | AUTHOR:

Top 10 DAF Charities by Grants

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NPT has been tracking data for over 1,000 charities that sponsor donor-advised funds (DAFs) for the last several years. Here are the charities that granted the most from DAFs over the past two years.

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June 08, 2016 | AUTHOR:

Millennials and their Influence on Philanthropy

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Charitable giving is one place where Millennials are already making their mark. Understanding what drives Millennials in their daily lives will help those who work with them, advise them or want to tap into their fundraising potential understand how to speak to them. 

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August 24, 2015 | AUTHOR:

Trends in Philanthropy: Global Giving

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For a long time, donors supported charities that were close to home or with which they were very familiar, like their alma mater or religious institution. Now, donors are giving globally, supporting issues that go beyond their community. This is Part I in a blog series on Trends in Philanthropy.

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June 16, 2015 | AUTHOR: Danielle Curtis

Good News for Giving: Record High Numbers in Giving USA’s 2015 Report

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Today, the Giving USA Foundation released Giving USA 2015, its 60th annual report on giving. This year’s edition of Giving USA reports that American philanthropy is growing stronger and reaching new highs. In 2014, Americans surpassed the peak--last seen before the Great Recession--giving an estimated $358.38 billion to charity, a 5.4 percent increase from the prior year.

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April 29, 2015 | AUTHOR:

Nepal Earthquake: How to Help

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The United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, which responds to complex emergencies and natural disasters, estimates that the devastating earthquake in Nepal left 3 million people are in need of food aid, 24,000 people are displaced and $415 million in immediate humanitarian relieft. As more information comes in about the widespread effects of the earthquake, donors are searching for ways to help.

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April 21, 2015 | AUTHOR:

Rad Girl Awards

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Ten percent of the United States work force is employed by nonprofits. The work we do is compelling, interesting, inspiring and important. I am proud to play a small role in shaping the next generation of nonprofit leaders and delighted to be among the first Rad Girls.

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February 17, 2015 | AUTHOR:

Philanthropy: LOVE of Mankind

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Philanthropy means “love of mankind.” Emphasizing numbers over people, or impact over instinct dilutes the definition and driving force of charitable giving. These things must complement each other—not compete.

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