Ted Hart, ACFRE, CDE®, CAP®, serves as President and CEO of CAF America and President of CAF Canada and CEO of CAF International. 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
Philanthropic Risk Management
SUNY Brockport: M.P.A., Public Administration 1986
- 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
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.
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”...
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...
10 Ways Nonprofits Can Leverage Visual Storytelling
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
Data and insight-driven global philanthropy has never been more importantAlliance Magazine
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.