DAFs: Black Box or Magic Bullet?

DAFs: Black Box or Magic Bullet?

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) are in the spotlight this past week in the United States. The IRS held a public hearing to discuss its plan to regulate the tax-free philanthropic giving vehicle, and Goldman Sachs is facing securities fraud accusations for its giving...
Donor Advised Funds

Donor Advised Funds

It is with both befuddlement and a sense of optimism that we approach the topic of investing in impact-oriented ventures and funds through donor advised funds (DAFs). Befuddlement in that DAFs aren’t adopting the use case more widely or as quickly as they might....
How Philanthropies Can Drive Better Outcomes

How Philanthropies Can Drive Better Outcomes

I get up every day with one priority in mind – to use the tools of finance to make the world work better for its 7.8 billion inhabitants in ways that complement our environment and build our social fabric – rather than work at their expense. With persistent global...