Public Policy & Advocacy


Tri-State CF Partnership Webinar | Public Policy Issues for Donor Advised Funds

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Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) are the fastest growing giving vehicle in the country and help fuel the work of our community foundations. Currently, there is a swirl of public policy discussions around DAFs, particularly surrounding the need for a required payout from DAFs. Policy changes for DAFs could create challenges for a community foundation's operations and community foundation leadership needs be conversant on this topic. This webinar is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the key issues, proposals and players.


Profile of IPA's Public Policy Capacity

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