Blog: Donor Advised Funds

IRS Publishes New Guidelines for Equivalency Determination

Many international grantmakers in the U.S. were very pleased when in 2015 the Department of Treasury published its final regulations called “Reliance Standards for Making Good Faith Determinations.” With near lighting speed, for the IRS, just two years later on September 14th, 2017, the IRS has released Rev. Proc. 2017-53. These new guidelines clarify the… CONTINUE READING >>


Five Predictions for the Future of Philanthropy

This op-ed by CAF America’s CEO, Ted Hart, was originally posted at npENGAGE and can be found here. When asked about what I think the future of fundraising looks like, my best advice? STOP FUNDRAISING!  In the ever-evolving world of philanthropy, your success is not in the tools you use to fundraise, but in your… CONTINUE READING >>


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Exemplary Education for the Underprivileged in India

Today, 33% of people in India live in urban areas compared to only 17% of people in 1960. Rapid urbanization in India results in increasing urban poverty and creates unique challenges across all of society. This is often most felt in terms of providing quality education, and UNESCO estimates a youth illiteracy rate of 14%… CONTINUE READING >>

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