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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, CAF Canada & CAF International and an expert in cross-border giving and global regulations.



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Ted Hart, ACFRE, CAF President and CEO, CAF America and CAF Canada. Also, serving as CEO of CAF International (London) brings 30+ years of experience in global philanthropy. As an internationally recognized speaker, Ted is an expert in domestic and global philanthropic regulations and risk management. During his tenure as President and CEO, CAF America and CAF Canada have witnessed exponential growth, granting more than $2 Billion, significantly expanded its suite of services, and dramatically increased the number of charities funded around the world in 110 countries. CAF America has been recognized as one of the most innovative places to work in the United States by Fast Company. He has co-authored seven books. His most recent book (2018) is entitled
Cross-Border Giving: A legal and practical guide. In addition to his Master in Public Administration (MPA) degree, Ted is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP), he holds the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE) designation, which is held globally by less than 140 people, and is certified in Anti-Money Laundering (AML/CFT) by the Society of Tax and Estate Professionals (STEP).

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 (3)

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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