Frequently Asked Questions

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a type of giving program administered by a third party that allows donors to receive immediate tax benefits (donations treated as tax-deductible charitable contributions) with the flexibility to easily support their favorite charities.

A donor-advised fund typically only focuses on dispersing money. In addition to prioritizing the safe distribution of funds, we offer a robust community and tools to support nonprofits on the free NPOconnect® platform. NPOconnect® facilitates donor relationship management, data insights, and more.

The Blackbaud Giving Fund is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit that operates exclusively for charitable purposes. The Blackbaud Giving Fund is not controlled by and is not a program or activity of Blackbaud, Inc.

We sent you a check because one or more donors wanted to support your cause through either a corporate giving program or an individual fundraiser campaign. We have issued them a receipt on your behalf.

Cash it! Put it in the bank and use it to support your mission. We invite you to sign up for NPOconnect® the free platform designed to simplify donation management. On the platform you can opt for ACH payments, access dashboards, review data, analyze volunteer activity, engage with new or existing donors, and more.

YourCause® empowers grantmaking and employee engagement in corporate social responsibility programs through state-of-the-art tools designed to meet the needs of companies and their employees around the world. Together with YourCause® we offer a transparent, simplified, and safe giving experience for companies, donors, and nonprofits.

YourCause® offers individuals the opportunity to raise money for causes or organizations they care about. JustGiving® also provides nonprofits the tools to add a ‘donate’ button to their website. Together with JustGiving® we make it easy for individuals and nonprofits to raise money.