DAF News – October, 2021

The Acadia Squam Group continues to closely follow developments in the donor advised fund (DAF) segment of the philanthropic sector. We are pleased to share a few important stories from the last quarter. Feel free to contact us with any questions or observations. ACE...

DAF News – June, 2021

The Acadia Squam Group is pleased to share below several important DAF and philanthropic stories from the second quarter of 2021. If you wish to learn more about our detailed perspectives on these items, feel free to contact us by clicking in the menu, above. 1)...

DAFs-Important Recent News

With the flood of news from all angles we experience each day, it’s hard to stay on top of everything that impacts your world. In the last two months there have been a number of important new items related to donor advised funds that have been published.  Here’s our...

Succession Plans in DAFs-an Unrealized Opportunity

A half million accounts exist in donor advised funds in America today. They hold in excess of $125 billion in assets waiting to be distributed to operating charities across the country. And a common complaint about DAF accounts is that they aren’t granting a large...

DAFs-Why wait for legislation?

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) – Resolving weaknesses with self-regulation All those often cited reasons why DAFs are here to stay do not mask that there are issues related to them. A number of the matters are resolvable and they can be addressed quickly by the DAF...

Thinking outside of the bank

It’s a universal truth in the nonprofit business that budgets and funding needs grow year-over-year. Program costs change and new initiatives add pressure to already stretched resources and dollars. On top of that, the cost of running the business–staff, rent,...