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The ABCs of DAFs (What Nonprofits Need to Know and Do About Donor Advised Funds)

(September 4, 2019)  Donor-advised funds (DAFs) have been around for decades, but in recent years these funds have become one of the fastest growing vehicles in philanthropy.

DAFs have been increasingly used by donors and offered through community foundations and national DAF sponsors as a new and attractive way donors can make giving decisions. To make sure that you and your nonprofit are proactive and capitalizing on this donor-friendly giving vehicle, AFP International will host an interactive webinar that will help participants better understand:

• What is a DAF and how do they work?
• What are the benefits of DAFs and who is using them?
• How can you properly identify and acknowledge a gift through a DAF?
• What can your nonprofit do to actively solicit and cultivate donors using DAFs?

Presenter: Keith Curtis has more than 35 years of experience in fundraising and nonprofit management. He is a sought-after speaker, making up to 30 presentations a year to the nonprofit industry. As president of The Curtis Group, founded twenty nine years ago, Keith and his team have developed strategies to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for nearly 200 clients across all nonprofit sectors. Keith is the past chair of Giving USA Foundation and past chair of the Giving USA Advisory Council on Methodology and has spoken on the report in many national publications and broadcasts. For over 60 years, Giving USA has been the nation’s most respected and comprehensive report on charitable giving. Keith has served on the Dean of the Strome College of Business’ Executive Advisory Council at Old Dominion University. In recognition of his work in philanthropy, Keith was honored with the 2012 Alumni Service Award from ODU.