DAFinitively Speaking

  • Our most recent newsletter
    Sensitive to over-stuffed email in-boxes, we send out a very occasional newsletter to subscribers updating them on what’s new in the platform. Today we sent out the most recent newsletter, shared here with you as well: Hello again, wonderful DAFinitive™ subscriber! You asked for it – We did it! Quite a few folks wrote to […]
  • What does the ACE Act mean for DAF donors?
    “I’m just a bill. Yes, I’m only a bill. And I’m sitting here on Capitol Hill. Well, it’s a long, long journey to the capital city. It’s a long, long wait while I’m sitting in committee, but I know I’ll be a law someday, at least I hope and pray that I will but today […]
  • DAFinitive Spotlight: Community Foundation of New Jersey
    Here at DAFinitive, we know that the story behind the philanthropy is just as important as the gift itself. In the first of an ongoing series, we’d like to shine a light on donor-advised fund sponsors and community foundations to see what’s driving philanthropy in our neighborhoods. The Community Foundation of New Jersey (CFNJ) was […]
  • Here’s why donors are rushing to open DAFs
    Contributions to DAFs were up more than 20% last year and DAF giving was 10% of all giving in the US last year. Back in 2015 there were 260,000 donor advised funds. Today, there are over a million, and the growth in the number of DAFs between 2020 and 2021 alone was over 16%. That’s […]
  • Donating or designing? What do tubs, tanks and towers have to do with philanthropy?
    I’ve spent a lot of time during the pandemic fixing up our house. Maybe my perspective is skewed. When I read the excellent paper “Tubs, Tanks and Towers: Donor Strategies for DAF Giving” from the Romney Institute for Public Service and Ethics from Brigham Young University, it simplified and clarified the giving strategies within the […]