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NPFX: The Nonprofit Fundraising Exchange

Nov 5, 2021

As donor-advised funds increase in popularity, so too grows the controversy surrounding them. Critics cry shadow philanthropy while proponents claim DAFs encourage greater giving, leaving many in the nonprofit sector with the question: Are donor-advised funds good for nonprofits? In today’s podcast episode, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of DAFs, what effect they have on traditional fundraising strategies, and how you can make donor-advised funds work for your nonprofit.

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Rich Frazier has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 30 years. In his role as senior consultant with IPM Advancement, Rich offers extensive understanding and knowledge in major gifts program management, fund development, strategic planning, and board of directors development.

Alan Knobloch has held positions in the nonprofit sector at The Nature Conservancy Arizona, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation, and Valley of the Sun United Way. In addition to being a Certified Fund Raising Executive from the Association of Fund Raising Professionals, he has earned a diploma from the National Planned Giving Institute from the College of William and Mary.

Colton C. Strawser, PhD has built his consulting career working with foundations, education nonprofits, and social service agencies. He has served as a university faculty member where he has taught courses on nonprofit management, fundraising, community development, and program evaluation. In addition to being a Certified Fund Raising Executive, AFP Master Trainer®, Certified Nonprofit Professional, and Certified Facilitator of the Core Capacity Assessment Tool with TCC Group, Dr. Strawser completed his PhD in Nonprofit and Philanthropic Leadership at The Nonprofit Institute at the University of San Diego.