For more than a decade, donor-advised funds—commonly called DAFs—have, as NPQ has covered widely, been growing faster than any other type of charitable giving vehicle. Today, DAF sponsors—which hold, invest, and manage nearly $160 billion in these funds until they are distributed to individual nonprofits—rank among the largest recipients of charitable revenue in the country.

Read the full article at Nonprofit Quarterly.

Chuck Collins directs the Charity Reform Initiative at the Institute for Policy Studies and is coauthor, with Helen Flannery, of the briefing paper, “The Case for an Emergency Charity Stimulus.” He is coauthor of numerous reports on charity reform. Helen Flannery is a researcher at the Institute for Policy Studies where she directs the Charity Data Lab. She has written extensively on charitable sector trends, including direct marketing fundraising, sustainer giving, and economic factors affecting donor behavior.

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