Donor Advised Funds Among Latest Trends For Charitable Giving

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Experts say not to immediately give to a charity when you receive an unsolicited phone call. Instead, get the charity's Web site and give there.(Photo: Flickr)
Experts say not to immediately give to a charity when you receive an unsolicited phone call. Instead, get the charity's Web site and give there.(Photo: Flickr)

‘Tis the season when many people choose to do their charitable giving for the year, and an increasing trend is donor-advised funds. They’re basically mutual funds for charity that allow people to donate and have their money invested by a professional.

For more on the latest trends in charitable giving, WOSU’s Steve Brown spoke with Ohio State University professor Brian Mitterdorf.

Click the play button above to hear their conversation.

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