How Spencer Gives: Philanthropy with “Future You” in Mind

  • November 16, 2021

In our Client Stories series, we interview DonorsTrust clients on their philanthropy to share wisdom they’ve gleaned in their giving and how they evaluate their charitable priorities and goals. You can read the previous installment here. This month, we’re hearing from Novus Society member Spencer Weaver. Spencer has a passion for free-market ideas and principles […]

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Finding Support as a Young Giver

  • October 15, 2021

Support makes anything easier, but finding trustworthy support or advice for financial issues can be difficult for us younger folks. This is equally true with philanthropy. Given the fact there are so many different kinds of groups and causes that one can support, the process of deciding what to do with your giving becomes challenging. […]

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Young Giver: Get Connected in the World of Philanthropy

  • June 29, 2021

When it comes to life as a young giver, starting is the hard part. Writers have been lamenting that simple truism since…well, the start. Difficulty beginning a project is a key reason why so many never do – putting dreams like businesses, inventions, and major life changes on hold for years or even leaving them […]

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How Michael Gives: Putting Philanthropy First

  • May 6, 2021

The DonorsTrust Client Stories blog series continues with this latest interview. Michael Miller and his wife are just regular folks who want to prioritize philanthropy—their donor-advised fund at DonorsTrust helps them make sure that happens. The previous segment by Patrick and Mary Peterson can be found here. Donor-advised funds sometimes are mischaracterized as a tool […]

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National DAFs and The Quiet End to Donor Freedom

  • April 15, 2021

Remember the phrase “the good old days?” It’s one that becomes more prevalent as one moves up the aging ladder. I have certainly heard it nearly ad nauseum recently. Methinks, however, it is spoken within the context of “pre” vs “post” pandemic realities (or dreams). Ironically, and perhaps sadly, what was once a wistful observation […]

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The Tithe: A Gateway for Philanthropic Engagement

  • March 29, 2021

I’m feeling proud of my six-year-old, Peter Dylan, this week. He’s just been scheduled to give a reading during the Easter Vigil Service on Sunday and it’s taking me back to a funny memory of the first time he spoke up at church. Reverend Jason was in the middle of his homily, when he paused […]

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