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Six Benefits of Using a Donor Advised Fund
Most financial advisors, attorneys, and CPAs know the benefits of using a donor advised fund (DAF). However, DAFs are still often underutilized by the public. While many may have used DAFs for large net worth clients a few decades ago, DAFs are still a useful tool which many people can use to help grow their generosity. Here is a short list you can use to show clients the benefits of using a DAF to grow their giving with less hassle: Anyone can open a DAF online in a matter of minutes, and The Signatry requires no minimum deposit or balance upon starting a fund.…Read More
Writing Last Checks: Broken and Obedient Hearts
“I feel more than a sadness. Honestly, I am even angry. But what can we even do?” My husband and I have been having a lot of discussion lately about what generosity looks like for our marriage. And the more we have dug in, the more God seems to break our hearts. Our vision statement is still in the works, but it sounds something like being invisible champions for the unseen, the forgotten. The tension we feel between big vision but also the great sorrow puts us in an uncomfortable position. We know the truth—our generosity is not the type…Read More
5 Impactful Practices to Include in Your Generosity Journey.
Tidings of Summer & Joy is in full swing, and the countdown to Christmas is on! An exciting part of Christmas each year is finding the perfect gift for the people we love and care about most. What if we put the same amount of energy and thoughtfulness into our generosity and charitable giving? How can our gifts have the most impact and meaning? Here are five practices to help along in your generosity journey: Stretch your giving. Trust God. We are not called to give only when it is comfortable—after all, that’s not what Jesus did for us! As Paul…Read More
Going Beyond Cash: The New Era in Fundraising
As a ministry, an obvious part of your role is to raise funds. What you may not know is the variety of options that donors have to give from! There are two options offered by The Signatry which may be helpful to you and your donors. They are a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) and a Charity/Designated Fund. A DAF enables donors to make occasional gifts to a fund, and then to recommend grants from that fund to the organizations of their choice throughout the year. It is similar to a family setting up a private foundation, but with much less…Read More
Donor Advised Fund or Private Foundation?
Two of the most popular charitable vehicles are donor advised funds and private foundations, but which is best to use in your generosity journey? That depends. Nearly $70 billion in grants to charity came through private foundations and donor advised funds (DAFs) in 2017. Understanding the differences between these two vehicles is crucial in deciding which is most appropriate for you and your family’s giving. Here are eight key comparisons to consider: Start-Up Cost DAFs: Can be established immediately at a low or no cost. Most sponsors require an initial minimum contribution of $5,000 or more, but you can open…Read More
The Signatry Celebrates Nineteen Years
Can you believe it’s 19 years? Nineteen years ago, I resigned from the law firm to be part of starting what was then called the Servant Foundation. On June 1, 2000, my first day on the job consisted of going downstairs to my basement office, clicking on my desktop computer and preparing articles of incorporation, bylaws and an application for tax-exempt status. While it wasn’t glamorous, it was a start. Not too long after, I found myself out on the streets, talking to as many people as I could about this movement of generosity. Just a few years later, my…Read More