Tides Foundation, a national progressive community foundation, now offers the tools and techniques of of Planned Giving or what Sean calls Tactical Philanthropy: Donor Advised Funds, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Charitable Lead Trusts. Such tools are on the edge of two quite different "realms of consideration." On the one hand they are instruments for effecting social change (the realm in which Tides is expert). On the other hand they are tools and techniques within a donor's overall financial and estate plan (a realm in which Tides and most nonprofits have little or no expertise). No donor is going to use such a high powered technique without first consulting advisors. So the challenge for donor, advisors, and nonprofit partners is: How do we create, donor by donor, a seamless process, or team effort, that goes from the client's overall goals and objectives, through an estate plan or financial plan, to the appropriate charitable tool to accomplish a real world social result? Call this communication, collegiality, professionalism, team formation, or leadership. Someone has to take responsibility for getting everyone on the same page. Advisors will be gate keepers for such gifts or door openers depending upon how they are brought into the mix. Early in the process is best, so advisors can be heard and offer alternative suggestions, as is their responsibility. From such dialogue can come larger gifts and more satisfied donors.