The Caring and Funding Podcast

CAF America's President & CEO, Ted Hart, hosts a web-based, 30 minutes long podcast designed to help our peers and colleagues understand the emerging trends, best practices, and issues in the field of international philanthropy. Each episode features a Q&A style conversation with a philanthropy professional who brings specialized expertise and insight on topics related to global grantmaking and cross-border giving.

The shows are available to stream as a podcast immediately after they conclude. All of the podcasts are available in the links below and can also be found on the show's page.

Named one of the Top 20 Funding Podcasts of 2021 by Welp Magazine

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New OFAC General Licenses for Humanitarian Relief: What Grantmakers Need to Know
Aired February 7, 2023

CAF America’s Ted Hart will be joined Paul Carroll, the Director of Charity and Security Network to update listeners on the recent OFAC General Licenses and what if means for their philanthropy.

Disaster and Crisis Response Resources

Episode Guest Speakers Listen
New OFAC General Licenses for Humanitarian Relief: What Grantmakers Need to Know Paul Carroll - Charity & Security Network
Humanitarian Crisis for Ukrainians: What to Expect This Winter Dr. Wojtek Wilk - Polish Center for International Aid (PCPM)
Beata Dolińska - Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH)
Erika Dvořáková - People in Need (PIN)
Ukraine Emergency Response: What Donors Need To Know Rabih Torbay - Project Hope
Angela Frigo - European Food Bank


COVID-19 Resources

Episode Guest Speakers Listen Read
More From the Front Lines of Philanthropy: Questions You Have, Answers You Need Jessie Krafft - CAF America
Loren Previti - CAF America
From the Front Lines of Philanthropy: Questions You Have, Answers You Need Jessie Krafft - CAF America
Loren Previti - CAF America
Iliana Lang - CAF America
The Law and Employee Emergency and Hardship Relief Funds Holly Welch Stubbing - E4E Relief
David Shevlin - Simpson Thacher
Coronavirus Relief (CARES) Act and the New Charitable Giving Rules David Shevlin - Simpson Thacher


The "How to?" of International Grantmaking

India’s Amended Foreign Contribution Regulations: What You Need to Know

Jessie Krafft |CAF America

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This podcast reviews the 5 important changes that have been made to India's FCRA law as a result of the September 28, 2020 Amendment.

Join Ted Hart, CEO of CAF America and Jessie Krafft, Senior VP of External Affairs to learn how the new requirements and restrictions affect US donors interested in supporting the work of nonprofits in India.


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Philanthropic Solutions

Secure Your Legacy: How Donor Advised Funds Can Be Used in Estate Planning

Jessie Krafft | CAF America

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Often, the legacy planning process involves laying out how donors will bequeath assets to charities after their death. This podcast will share how donors can establish a Legacy Donor Advised Fund (DAF) to secure their charitable legacy—a legacy that is not limited to only USA charitable organizations, but can support a favorite charity virtually anywhere in the world.

Legacy planning represents the continuation of donors’ values through the transfer of wealth and assets toward charitable causes. Depending on the size of the estate, these plans can be very simple or very complex, and a Legacy DAF can provide multi-generational support for a donor’s philanthropic legacy.

In this podcast, we will share the step-by-step approach for donors and their financial/legal advisers to use in the creation of a Legacy DAF. We will share details that should be considered in this process and important questions donors should ask before establishing a Legacy DAF.

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Corporate Engagement

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Join Ted Hart, President and CEO of CAF America and CAF Canada, and his guest corporate impact expert Sue Norton, Adjunct Global Impact Strategist for CAF America. Together they will share valuable insights and advice on shaping your giving strategies in the coming years to provide impactful alignment to ESG criteria leading to positive social returns on philanthropic investments.

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On January 1, 2017, the “Law of the People’s Republic of China on Administration of Activities of Overseas Nongovernmental Organizations in the Mainland of China” (colloquially known as “China’s Overseas NGO Management Law”) went into effect. The law requires that foreign NGOs coordinate their efforts with the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) and provides the framework within which they can continue their activities in the country: (1) opening an office in China, or (2) applying for a temporary activity license.

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