"Matchmaking" between Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) and nonprofits
Our community foundation is moving into a more proactive space of serving our DAF holders, including presenting "matchmaking" opportunities to them with current needs in the community and/or in their grantmaking interest areas (which we've been slowly recording in Raisers Edge over the past few years).
We do not yet have CSuite, but we do have GLM. I've seen a few posts about using GLM for a type of "grant catalogue", having nonprofit organizations submit their requests/current needs that way. From a few responses it sounds like it could become a labor-intensive pursuit - both on the side of the nonprofit as well as for the foundation staff.
What are your processes for providing current needs from nonprofits to DAF holders? What system do you use to capture the information for donors? What details or collateral do you request of the nonprofit? What system do you use to showcase the opportunities?
Would love to have further conversation with anyone who is currently offering these proactive services for donors.
Philanthropic Services Officer
Community Foundation of Northern Colorado