Nonprofits and Donor-Advised Funds: Perceptions and Potential Impacts

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In this webinar from October 7, 2020, Una Osilli, Associate Dean for Research and International Programs, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and Fred Kaynor, Vice President, Schwab Charitable join Michael Gordon Voss, Publisher, Stanford Social Innovation Review to examine opportunities for donor-advised funds to elevate their charitable impact by collaborating more effectively with nonprofit organizations. They review key findings from an extensive research study conducted by the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University that provides a detailed understanding of how nonprofits perceive and work with donor-advised funds including:

  • Misperceptions among nonprofits about the role donor-advised funds can and do play in the philanthropic landscape;
  • Suggestions on how donor-advised funds and nonprofits can improve communication and collaboration to promote better donor engagement that enhance fundraising and development efforts;
  • Recommendations on how nonprofits and donor-advised funds can convert challenges into opportunities to support their shared goal of maximizing charitable impact.