Elaine Gast Fawcett

Elaine Gast Fawcett

Contributing Editor, NCFP

Elaine Gast Fawcett is a philanthropy advisor, communications and grantmaking strategist, and storyteller with 20+ years serving multigenerational family foundations, nonprofits, and grantmaker associations. She is the published author of 12 field-respected books for grantmakers, and hundreds of articles, tools, case studies, and guides for family philanthropists, and a long-time contributing writer and editor for NCFP. Reach Elaine at PhilanthropyCommunications.com or LinkedIn.



What are donor-advised funds?

Posted on March 12, 2019 by Audrey Jacobs, Elaine Gast Fawcett

Think of a donor-advised fund as a personal philanthropy checking and savings account. An individual donor, couple, or family creates an account (a donor-advised fund) by transferring assets to a sponsor or sponsor organization, such as a community foundation, a religious federation, or a commercial gift fund. … Read More