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Commentary By Christos A. Makridis Pioneers Family Options For Giving – Innovation In Philanthropy And Giving

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Philanthropic contributions totaled nearly $485 billion in the U.S. last year, according to the Giving USA Foundation, totaling roughly 2% of gross domestic product. However, only 52% of Americans have faith that nonprofits will “do what is right,” according to the 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer., the first full-feature mobile donor-advised fund (DAF) app, is launching Daffy for Families to provide families of up to 24 members a platform where they can select causes most meaningful to them, request donations to specific organizations to be approved by the organizers of the family fund, and receive notifications whenever anyone in the family requests, approves, or makes a new donation.

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Christos A. Makridis is an adjunct scholar at the Manhattan Institute. He is also a research professor at Arizona State University and the chief technology officer and head of research of Living Opera, an arts and education technology startup.

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