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Ted Hart - Charities Aid Foundation. Alexandria, VA, US

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President & CEO | Charities Aid Foundation


Ted Hart is President & CEO of CAF America & President of CAF Canada and an expert in cross-border giving and global regulations.



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Ted Hart, ACFRE, CDE®, CAP®, serves as President and CEO of CAF America and President of CAF Canada. As an internationally recognized speaker, Ted has over 35 years of experience in advising global philanthropy and is an expert in regulatory frameworks governing both domestic and global grantmaking and risk management. During his tenure as President and CEO, CAF America has witnessed exponential growth helping clients contribute over $2 billion throughout the United States and in more than 110 countries around the world.

Ted is the co-editor of the book Cross-Border Giving: A Legal and Practical Guide published by CharityChannel Press. He has authored People to People Fundraising, Internet Management for Nonprofits, Fundraising on the Internet, and has co-authored five other published books on philanthropy. Ted played a critical role in the creation of the green nonprofits movement and was the founder of the International ePhilanthropy Foundation. Additionally, he is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy.

As President & CEO, Ted has significantly expanded CAF America’s suite of services and transformed its operations to serve as administrator and advisor for both domestic and international grantmaking that ensures regulatory compliance, manages risk, and protects client reputation.

In addition to his Master in Public Administration (MPA) degree, Ted is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®), an Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE), certified in Anti-Money Laundering (AML/CFT), and holds the information security management certification ISO 27001.

Industry Expertise (1)


Areas of Expertise (5)


Global Charities Regulations

Nonprofit Management

Cross-Border Giving

Philanthropic Risk Management

Education (1)

SUNY Brockport: M.P.A., Public Administration 1986

Affiliations (3)

  • Society for Tax and Estate Professionals
  • The American College of Financial Services: Charted Advisor in Philanthropy
  • Association of Fund Raising Professionals: Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive

Volunteer Experience (2)

Gables at Columbia Association

Community Development

Our Daily Bread

Soup Kitchen and Pantry

Media Appearances (4)

Giving Gulf: Philanthropy Still Falls Short For Leaders and Communities of Color

Washington Business Journal  online


Last year's giving surge wasn't enough to bridge a long-standing funding gap.

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India’s Strict Rules on Foreign Aid Snarl Covid Donations

The New York Times  online


“It came into existence so quickly that there was not the kind of public input or eyes on it that could tell you why it came into existence,” said Ted Hart, the chief executive of Charities Aid Foundation of America, an Alexandria, Va., nonprofit. “It was a shock”...

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Report Shows the Importance of American Corporate Philanthropy in Responding to COVID-19

Los Angeles Business Journal  online


“Three months of collecting data from over 1,700 global charitable organizations has allowed us to tell the story of unfolding trends amid the disruption and uncertainty of the pandemic. We learned how nonprofits are working hard to keep their doors open and the corporate donor perspective is of critical value to inform the global response. This new report highlights how nimble corporate America has been and how they have significantly increased giving both domestically and internationally these past three months,” said Ted Hart, CAF America President and CEO...

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10 Ways Nonprofits Can Leverage Visual Storytelling

Forbes  online


People do not like to be "sold"—those same people are likely to be drawn to an informative story. Providing educational and instructional content is one way to accentuate your company's knowledge and know-how. As you become known as an expert in a particular field, you will be hired by those who value the narrative of your experience and rely on the content of your expertise. - Ted Hart, CAF America Donor Advised Funds

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Articles (1)

Data and insight-driven global philanthropy has never been more important

Alliance Magazine

Ted Hart


As we approach the end of 2021 and the two-year anniversary of the first Covid-19 lockdowns, it’s difficult not to recognize the dramatic changes the philanthropy community has undergone.

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