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What is a DAF?
A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a tax-efficient financial account used for the purpose of charitable giving. It allows donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction and then recommend grants (that become donations) to 501(c)(3) charities over time.
They are no longer just a tool for the wealthy: DAFs are quickly gaining mainstream adoption growing from 7% to 15% of philanthropy in 5 years. The number of DAF accounts has quadrupled over the last 4 years while total DAF donations have grown 10x faster than the overall charity market, at close to 40% YoY.
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Current State of Donor Advised Fund Donations
Watch this video to see current DAF donation process
Although DAF dollars can only be used for charitable causes, ironically, donors are unable to pay with them on a nonprofit’s donation form.
Every redirect, click, or webpage is an opportunity for a donor to disengage
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