If you’re in the corporate social responsibility profession, there’s no doubt you have heard the term Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) before. When it comes to disbursing donations, DAFs provide an excellent mechanism to get dollars from point A to point B. For companies using the YourCause products, CSRconnect and GrantsConnect, the Blackbaud Giving Fund is the DAF in use behind the scenes.
As the Executive Director of the Blackbaud Giving Fund, I have found that there’s a bit of a gap in the industry around understanding DAFs and in general, what options exist for companies to process the donations from their giving programs.
We prioritize creating a better DAF experience for corporations, their employees, and nonprofits. Some of the ways we do this include: