Donor Advised Funds… There are plenty of people who don’t like ’em.
They say that they are holding pens for dollars that should be distributed to good causes faster. But that’s not a debate I want to have here.
Instead, I want to point out why they work, why your donors love them and why you should care— NOW!
First, when marketing anything, it’s essential to have a good product. One that makes people’s lives better. Makes things easier, faster, etc.
Donor Advised Fund products are solid because they:
1. Provide donors with anonymity and privacy especially if they simply don’t want to meet with a fundraiser.
2. Give them a tremendous sense of control and flexibility.
3. Deliver a really nice tax deduction.
4. Allow donors to make their giving decisions more carefully and at a time that is convenient for them on their timetable (not the charity’s).
5. Are trustworthy.
You simply can’t argue with this value proposition. It’s pretty darn good.
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