June 22, 2022

#114 Daffy: Reinventing Charitable Giving and Building a Modern Platform for Giving | Adam Nash, Co-Founder & CEO

#114 Daffy: Reinventing Charitable Giving and Building a Modern Platform for Giving | Adam Nash, Co-Founder & CEO

In Episode #114, we explore building a modern charitable giving platform. We’re joined by Adam Nash, Daffy’s Co-Founder and CEO, and we cover donor-advised funds, getting kids involved in charity, and philosophies on angel investing.


In Episode #114, we explore building a modern charitable giving platform. We’re joined by Adam Nash, Daffy’s Co-Founder and CEO, and we cover donor-advised funds, getting kids involved in charity, and philosophies on angel investing.

“I think the center of solving problems with products and software is to just always remember that people are the heart of everything. You're solving a problem for a person.” – Adam Nash

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CHAPTERS

This episode is our definitive guide to building a modern charitable giving platform. In it we cover:

  • (00:00:00) – Introduction
  • (00:02:41) – From Apple to eBay, and from LinkedIn to Daffy
  • (00:05:01) – Technology asks, what have you done for me lately?
  • (00:10:53) – The hard part of being a contrarian is being wrong most of the time
  • (00:15:06) – Software goes beyond the products you build
  • (00:17:45) – Crossing the chasm
  • (00:22:56) – The basics of using Daffy
  • (00:28:03) – Overcoming customer perception of giving
  • (00:33:17) – What are donor-advised funds?
  • (00:41:38) – Choosing a charity in Daffy
  • (00:48:34) – Getting kids involved in charity
  • (00:51:53) – On Personal Finance for Engineers
  • (00:55:52) – Adam’s angel investing thesis
  • (01:02:07) – Lessons from Clayton Christensen


ABOUT DAFFY

Adam Nash is co-founder and CEO of Daffy, which is building a modern platform for giving, and in the process rethinking how we all give to the causes and charities we care about. Daffy has taken something typically only known and used by the ultra wealthy, the donor-advised fund, and made it available to anyone.

With a Daffy account, anyone can contribute cash, stock and even crypto, which is all tax deductible, and then give whatever amount they'd like to over 1.5 million charities on their platform. You can invest your contribution so that your donor-advised fund compounds in value, allowing you to give even more in the years to come, all with the goal of making giving easy and affordable enough that we can all make giving a part of our daily lives.

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