The nonprofit sector abounds with stories of people who want to terminate or significantly change the requirements of a donor-advised funding plan. Very often disputes, such as children of the original donors charging that the recipient has diverged from the parents’ wishes, are acrimonious and, worse for the sector, high profile.
In his book “Charitable Choices” R. Daniel Shephard presents a wide array of information for people intending to makes some kind of donor controlled contribution to an organization. His intention is to avoid sticker shock or problems that can occur after the original donors have left the scene.
Shephard’s advice is aimed at (potential) donors, but it can be helpful for any nonprofit to be aware of the concerns that might be on the mind of someone contemplating a contribution.
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