DAFinitively Speaking

Around the World of DAFs: Europe

As we continue through the world of donor-advised funds, let’s daydream a bit and think about summer travel. Take out that imaginary Eurail pass, check your frequent flier miles and let’s take a look at what DAF sponsors are doing overseas. Many of the organizations below are members of Transnational Giving Europe (TGE), which allows […]

Recap of the 2024 National Study on Donor Advised Funds

The DAF Research Collaborative recently published the 2024 National Study on Donor Advised Funds, their largest study to date. Co-authors H. Daniel Heist, Danielle Vance-Mullen, Brittany Kienker and Jeff Williams operate in various areas of the DAF universe including higher education and consulting. Using data from 2014-2022, the report received responses from more than 100 […]

The DAF Giving Summit – Reflective of the DAF Ecosystem

Authored By: Valerie Anastasio Editors Note: In our first ever DAFinitively Speaking guest blog post, we’ve invited Valerie Anastasio, Senior Director of Prospect Development and Knowledge Management at Boston Children’s Hospital Trust to share her thoughts on the DAF Giving Summit and the DAF ecosystem. Valerie is a prospect development industry veteran, particularly as it […]

News You Can Use: 2023 In Review

Now that the holiday decorations have lost their shine and the leftovers are gone from the fridge, let’s get back to work! In the inevitable rush towards the recent holiday season, it is hard to stay informed about what went on in the world of donor-advised philanthropy. As we begin a new year, it is […]

Myth Busting the Anonymity of DAFs

In my role as Managing Director for DAFinitive®, I talk to a lot of people about DAFs.  A lot.  Mostly, the people I interact with are development professionals working at non-profit organizations or folks like me who work for a for-profit company that services the fundraising space. In my conversations, the topic of donor anonymity […]