Giving FAQ

On behalf of all the leaders worldwide whose lives and ministries will be transformed through your generosity and prayer, thank you for your commitment to servant leadership alongside of DAI (Development Associates International).

There are many ways you can donate to the ministries of DAI (check, credit card, electronic funds transfer, IRA distribution, or stock transfer). Below are some of the most common questions and answers about giving to DAI. If you have more questions, please contact us at +1.719.598.7970 or by email.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I donate online?

Click here to go straight to our SSL secured eCommerce page. Electronic checks, as well as, American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa cards are all accepted.

How can I donate by phone?

Call us at +1.719.598.7970 (Mon-Fri, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Mountain Time) to make a credit card or Electronic Fund Transfer donation by phone.

How can I donate by mail?

Use the US Mail-in Donation Form to send either a check, credit card or electronic fund transfer donation to the following address:

Development Associates International
13710 Struthers Road, Ste 120
Colorado Springs, CO 80921 USA

Make checks payable to DAI.

How can I transfer stock or securities?

As a 501(c)(3), DAI is able to receive stock donations directly. If you have appreciated stocks or mutual funds, you likely have a significant opportunity to pay less tax and give more! Simply ask your broker to donate your appreciated stocks or securities through Ameriprise Financial:

Ameriprise Financial
Account Name: Development Associates International
Account Number: 2529-2458
DTC: 0756
Code: 40

Please inform us of your intent to give by filling out the form located here: daintl.org/stocks. This information will allow us to apply your gift to the appropriate project and to acknowledge your generosity.

Questions? Call the DAI US office at +1.719.598.7970 or email Donor Relations.

How can I distribute a gift from my IRA?

If you are age 70 1/2 or older, you can give to Development Associates International by distributing funds, tax free, from your traditional Individual Retirement Arrangement (IRA).

To make "a qualified charitable distribution" to DAI from your traditional IRA, please contact your IRA trustee and ask them to distribute funds directly to DAI before December 31st of the given tax year. You might be asked for DAI's EIN / Federal Tax ID number, which is 23-2838716.

Donor information is not always included with IRA disbursements. Please notify Donor Relations of pending distributions, so we can properly acknowledgement your contribution.

How can I recommend a gift from my donor-advised fund?

Contact your donor-advised fund (DAF) manager to recommend a gift from your DAF account. You might be asked for DAI's EIN / Federal Tax ID number, which is 23-2838716.

How do I update my monthly donation?

There are three ways to conveniently update your monthly donation information.

  • Give us a call +1.719.598.7970 (Mon-Fri, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Mountain Time).
  • Fill out the US Mail in Donation form and mail it to DAI:
    Development Associates International
    13710 Struthers Road, Ste 120
    Colorado Springs, CO 80921 USA
  • Set-up a new monthly donation online and use the comment section to let us know that you are updating your giving information. When we see that comment we will stop the previous monthly donation.

NOTE: setting-up a monthly donation online will charge your card or debit your bank account on that day and then that same day every month.

What is an Employer Matching Gift?

Doubling your impact with an employer matching gift is simple. Many companies match charitable contributions made by employees, board members or retirees. To see if your gift qualifies:

SEARCH for your company using our MatchFinder tool located here.

REVIEW the specific instructions listed for your employer.

FILL OUT and submit any required form following company guidelines.

Contact us with questions. +1.719.598.7970.

I am a UK tax payer, how may I donate?

DAI UK is a Registered Charity in the UK (No 1115741). If you are a UK tax payer and would like to give to DAI through our DAI UK office, please visit their website for ways to give: daintl.org.uk/donate

I am a Canadian tax payer, how may I donate?

DAI Leadership Ministries is a Canadian registered charity. There are two ways you can give:

  1. You can make a one-time donation or a recurring donation with you credit card through our partnership with Canada Helps. Simply click here and follow the instructions.   All gifts over $25 are tax-deductible.  
  2. You can write a cheque to “DAI Leadership Ministries” and mail it to:

          DAI Leadership Ministries, #205 7510-89 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T6C 0X5

 

Will I get a receipt?

Yes. Development Associates International is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that issues receipts suitable for your tax purposes.

Are donations tax-deductible?

Yes. DAI is a 501c3 non-profit corporation, therefore all donations to Development Associates International are tax deductible. For your tax-filing purposes, DAI’s EIN is 23-2838716.

How is DAI funded?

DAI is funded entirely by voluntary contributions from friends, foundations, churches and corporations who want to partner with DAI to advance the servant leadership model of Jesus Christ.

How are donations used?

Donations are used to pay for the ministry activities of the organization according to the budget approved by the Board of Directors and designed to help DAI fulfill its mission. Any donation to DAI designated for the ministry of specific individuals or project is honored as long as it falls within the board approved budget.

What financial accountability do you have?

The Development Associates International staff manage the work of DAI, but an independent Board of Directors oversees it. That board annually hires an independent auditor to do a complete financial audit. The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, an accreditation agency dedicated to helping Christian ministries earn the public’s trust, certified DAI due to adherence to ECFA’s Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship, indicating that we excel in effectively and ethically managing our finances.

What is DAI's Privacy Policy?

DAI makes every effort to preserve donor privacy. When you make a donation to DAI, we gain access to personal information about you. This usually includes name, address, phone, email address and your checking and credit card information. We will not share, disclose, rent, or sell this information to another organization, unless it is required by law for us to do so. We will, however, add you to the DAI mailing list and send you updates about our ministry. If you chose to donate anonymously, DAI will not share any of your information with anyone outside of our organization. If you wish to view, amend or remove any information we have on record for you, contact us at +1.719.598.7970 or by email at our contact page.

You may review the full Privacy Policy here

What is the Mission and Vision of DAI?

Development Associates International enhances the integrity and effectiveness of Christian leaders worldwide, so that the Church can fulfill its role in extending the Kingdom of God. We are committed to effectiveness, integrity, humility, partnering, mentoring, holism, biblical standards, and reaching those with the least access. This is done through four areas of ministry: educating, consulting, mentoring and connecting.