Part 2: The Future of Fundraising: A Strategic View of DAFs, Blockchain, Impact Investing

Recorded on: September 30, 2021

Fundraising opportunities and in particular how major donors are giving, continue to evolve. Sure, donor-advised funds and impact investing have been around for a while. However, the increase of technology has only accelerated the move—and loss of control—by fundraisers and nonprofits. Further, blockchain allows donors to give directly to people in need, circumventing nonprofits.

In the second part of a three-part series, industry leader and author, Paul D’Alessandro, shares a birds-eye view of what nonprofit leaders must factor into their strategy.

Watch this session to learn:

  • Why donor-advised funds (DAFs) have become a more significant challenge for the nonprofit industry as trillions sit parked, not making a social impact.
  • What impact investing means for the social good and philanthropic sector and why it could be a threat to the traditional nonprofit industry.
  • What donors are doing with blockchain and how they could circumvent nonprofits to deal directly with those in need of a helping hand.
  • What you should do to be strategic, especially with major donors and board members.

About the Presenter:

Paul D’Alessandro, J.D., CFRE. is the author of ‘The Future of Fundraising: How Philanthropy’s Future is Here with Donors Dictating the Terms’. He’s the founder and chairman of High Impact Nonprofit Advisors (HNA), and also D’Alessandro, Inc. (DAI), which is a fundraising and strategic management consulting company with more than 30 years of experience in the philanthropic sector.

He has worked with hundreds of nonprofits to raise over a billion dollars for his clients in the U.S. and abroad. In addition, as a nonprofit and business expert who is also a practicing attorney, Paul has worked with high-level global philanthropists vetting and negotiating their strategic gifts to charitable causes. Paul understands that today’s environment requires innovation and fresh thinking, which is why he launched HNA to train and coach leaders who want to make a difference in the world.

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