DAFinitively Speaking

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 […]

Around the World of DAFs: Canada

While donor-advised funds are familiar to those of us in the United States, DAFinitive® also features sponsors and funds from other countries. International DAFs may not be as numerous as those in the US, but they do exist and they provide valuable information for research and valuable philanthropic options for donors. DAFinitive®’s northern neighbor, Canada, […]

Where Have We Been, Where are We Going?

This month for DAFinitively Speaking, we are reflecting on how DAFinitive® began and what has been accomplished so far. I spoke to several of my colleagues- Helen Brown, the founder of both The Helen Brown Group and DAFinitive®, Avery Whitlock, our research assistant who maintains all of the incredible data that you see in DAFinitive®, […]