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A 2018 Giving Trend to Watch: The Noncash Gift

We’ve been handling noncash gifts for years at The Signatry. I remember one of my first noncash gifts was a 1967 Pontiac. It was a sweet car, and the donor told me simply that he couldn’t bear to sell it but he could give it to Jesus. But the trend of noncash giving is continuing. I  »  Read More

How Big Is the Christian Donor Advised Fund World?

There are approximately 750 community foundations which sponsor donor advised funds around the United States, according to the Council on Foundations. Surprisingly, there are 1,680 in 51 countries, according to the Council. The first community foundation was established in 1914 in Cleveland  »  Read More

Since 1914? Donor Advised Funds—An Old New Trend in Giving

Donor advised funds seemed to explode on the charitable giving scene in just a few short years. Today, the top charities in the country are donor advised funds. By 2015, the donor advised fund world reached $80 billion in assets. But for all this rapid rise, few seem to remember their history. At  »  Read More