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Crowdfunding: Is Your Campaign Charitable?

The rise of crowdfunding is a relatively recent phenomenon brought about by rapid evolutions in technology and the internet. However, not all crowdfunding is created equal, especially when considering tax-deductibility. Donors and organizers of such campaigns may wrongly assume that donations made through such crowdfunding platforms are always tax-deductible. Join Ted Hart, President and CEO of CAF America, as he discusses crowdfunding complications and how to ensure your campaign is...


What You Need To Know About: New IRS Guidelines for Equivalency Determination

New IRS guidelines took effect on September 14, 2017. What do they mean? What do you need to know? In Rev. Proc. 2017-53, the IRS has provided guidelines that CAF America will use in our grantmaking to foreign grantees utilizing equivalency determination protocols that the grantee of a grant made for Code Sec. 170(c)(2)(B) purposes is a qualifying public charity. In this program CAF America's President and CEO, Ted Hart and Elizabeth Kingsley of Harmon Curran Spielberg & Eisenberg LLP will...


Philanthropy in the Philippines: A Local Perspective

Victoria Garchitorena, Consultant at Ayala Corp, will be sitting down with CAF America CEO, Ted Hart, to discuss philanthropy in the Philippines, including aspects such as: The unique philosophy behind charitable giving in the Philippines The giving habits of the Filipino diaspora The future of philanthropy in the region Victoria previously served as Managing Director and President of Ayala Corp. She is also an active board member for many Philippine NGOs and has deep roots in the Filipino...


Do tax incentives work? A global view of tax incentives and charitable giving

Adam Pickering, International Policy Manager at Charities Aid Foundation UK, will be joining Ted Hart, CEO, on the CAF America Radio Network to discuss the newly released report: “Donation States: An international comparison of the tax treatment of donations”. Ted and Adam will explore in depth this fascinating study and look at questions such as, how tax incentives work across the globe, what factors influence the effectiveness of tax incentives for giving, whether they can favor certain...


Philanthropy in Russia: A Local Perspective

Maria Chertok, Director of CAF Russia, will be joining Ted Hart, CEO of CAF America, on the CAF America Radio Network to discuss charitable giving and philanthropy in Russia. The discussion will elaborate on details such as: The latest developments within the Russian philanthropic sector: the challenges and opportunities. Social causes most often supported by charitable giving Foreign funding: can U.S. donors give to Russian charities?


To Lead or to Follow: Navigating the SDGs

Amanda MacArthur, Vice President of Global Pro Bono & Engagement at PYXERA Global, will be joining Ted Hart, CEO of CAF America, on the CAF America Radio Network to examine the paths that corporations can take to engage with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs/Global Goals). Analyzing the various nuances of the new SDGs, Ted and Amanda will discuss: The roles private and nonprofit sectors assume within the context of the SDGs Whether corporations should align their philanthropic goals...


A Family Affair: Philanthropy and Generational Giving

In the spirit of the holiday season, Lisa Parker, President and Executive Director of the Lawrence Welk Family Foundation and Principal of Family Circle Advisors, will be joining Ted Hart, CEO of CAF America, on the CAF America Radio Network show to celebrate the most charitable time of year. With Lisa's experience in managing her family's foundation, she will highlight how charitable giving can bring your family together for the holidays. Focusing on fun and exciting ways to bring...


#GivingTuesday| On the Front Lines of Global Healthcare: Medtronic Philanthropy

Jacob Gayle, Vice President of Medtronic Philanthropy, will be joining Ted Hart, CEO of CAF America on the CAF America Radio Network show to mark the finale of the 2015 #GivingTuesday campaign worldwide. Jacob and Ted will be discussing the specifics of Medtronic’s philanthropic initiatives and what philanthropy means to the company and its employees. Drawing upon Jacob’s distinguished career of three decades in international public health and diplomacy, the conversation will showcase...


Blurring the Borders with Giving: The Impact of HNWI on Diaspora Giving

Alex Dixon, Director of the Aspen Institute’s Diaspora Investment Alliance, will be joining Ted Hart, CEO of CAF America, on the CAF America Radio Network show to discuss the role of HNWI within the context of diaspora philanthropy. Drawing upon Alex’s experience in both the banking and nonprofit sectors, the show will highlight the impact that diaspora communities can have with their philanthropic efforts and how they can give abroad in an easy and effective manner.


Turning Over a New Leaf? The Changing Colors of Canadian Philanthropy

Jo-Anne Ryan, VP of Philanthropic Advisory Services at TD Waterhouse Canada and ED of the Private Giving Foundation, will be joining Ted Hart, CEO of CAF America on the CAF America Radio Network show to mark the launch of the 2015 #GivingTuesday campaign worldwide. Jo-Anne and Ted will be discussing the specifics of the Canadian charitable sector and how Canadians view philanthropy, especially concerning the aspect of giving internationally. Drawing upon Jo-Anne’s experience as the architect...


Latest from the IRS: Is the Landscape of International Philanthropy Changing?

The New ED Regulations & their Impact on International Philanthropy On September 25, 2015 the IRS and US Department of Treasury issued the final regulations concerning equivalency determination standards long awaited by the philanthropic community. Ted Hart, CEO of CAF America, discusses the potential challenges and opportunities created by these finalized regulations titled, Reliance Standards for Making Good Faith Determinations, with Elizabeth Kingsley J.D., A at Harmon, Curran, Spielberg...


Wealth Advisors & Their Role in HNWI Philanthropic Giving

Wealth Advisors & Their Role in HNWI Philanthropic Giving Why Talking About Philanthropy is a Smart Business Decision Ted Hart, CEO of CAF America, discusses the launch of CAF America's wealth advisory services with Eileen Wilhem, Director of Philanthropy who is joined by our guestDavid Ratcliffe, a Managing Director and the National Philanthropic Solutions sales executive for U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management. As experts in the field of philanthropic engagement and...


Celebrating Nelson Mandela Day

July 2, 2015 • 12:00 pm EST Join Ted Hart, CAF America CEO and host of the CAF America Radio Network, for a meaningful conversation with Karolina Mzyk, UNDP Project Manager for the Post-2015 Platform for Philanthropy and a CAF America strategic partner. Karolina will discuss the significance of the UNDP initiative and how the field of philanthropy will be involved while establishing the Post-2015 sustainable development goals. In honor of Nelson Mandela Day, celebrated annually on July 18,...


CAF America Radio Show: Post 2015 SDGs and International Diaspora Giving

Ted Hart, host of the CAF America Radio Network and CEO of CAF America, will be bringing together leaders in philanthropy to discuss the INSPIRATION, EDUCATION and APPLICATION of international grantmaking. Our show will feature two of CAF America’s distinguished panelists from the International Grantmaking Symposium: .The Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals Heather Grady, Vice President at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, will discuss the role and importance of the Post- 2015...


Live from the 2015 GMN Conference

Ted Hart, CEO of CAF America, will be speaking to Jessica Bearman, of Bearman Consulting, on ways grantmakers can streamline the application process and Andy Goodman, from The Goodman Center, on digital storytelling how grantmakers can become expert storytellers, LIVE from the Grants Managers Network Conference @ National Harbor (DC).


The 2014 Global Infrastructure for Giving report

Join us as we talk with Andrew Watt, FInstF, President and CEO, Association of Fundraising Professionals about the role that the Association of Fundraising Professionals plays in philanthropy in the US as well as key insights from the 2014 Global Infrastructure for Giving report.


Cargill and fighting rural poverty in Mexico

Ted Hart, CEO of CAF America, speaks with Stacey Smilda, Grants Manager at Cargill and Valeria Olson, Director, Corporate Affairs Mexico about Cargill's Educampo Mayab program. This program is helping to combat rural poverty in Mexico by connecting farmers to finances, technology and supplies.


Grantmaking and Philanthropy in China

Featured Guest: Elizabeth W. Sobhani, CAF America's Asia-Pacific Advisor Network Coordinator. China's economic growth is leading to vast transformations in China including their philanthropy. Elizabeth talks about current trends and offers insight to recent research on the China's giving habits.


Giving Around the Globe, a new report from CECP

On this episode, our CEO Ted Hart will discuss corporate giving, including insights on international giving, in the context of CECP's new report, Giving Around the Globe. Featured on the show will be Carmen Perez, CECP's Manager of Measurements & Standards. Carmen leads the organization’s global research, including implementing the Global Guide reporting standard and authoring the publication Giving Around the Globe. Carmen was instrumental in the creation of the new standard published in...


Day of International Giving - Cargill

This show will feature key representatives from Cargill's corporate responsibility department, including Brigitte Burgoyne (Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Corporate Affairs) and Stacey Smida (Grants Manager). In honor of the growth of international philanthropy, we have partnered with Cargill, a corporation that is dedicating resources to support communities worldwide through a campaign hosted by Charities Aid Foundation of America (CAF America). At the heart of...