Our mission is to make it easy to build meaningful legacies while making legacy giving the norm, not the exception.
Studies have shown that building an estate plan with a charity as part of their legacy, increases volunteering, doubles lifetime giving, and helps them feel a greater sense of purpose. Yet more than half of people die without creating a will, leaving behind conflicted families, wasted money in legal fees, and missed opportunities to leave meaningful, well-considered legacies. We seek to help people live more meaningful lives, create significant legacies, and help grow the extraordinary organizations that inspire them.
Brantley is a co-founder and CEO of Giving Docs. He is involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations, crafting the company culture, and maintaining relationships with Giving Docs' nonprofit partners.
Brantley received his JD and a BFA in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin. He recognizes that people needing low-cost legal services in the US are extremely underserved. He is passionate about nonprofit fundraising and empowering people to take control of their legal identity.
Dan Barasch is co-CEO at Giving Docs, where he leads strategy related to fundraising, operations, and business development.
Having spent much of his career in the nonprofit sector, he brings 20+ years of experience at the intersection of technology and social good. He recently served as CEO at Stae, a technology company offering a modern data toolkit for local government. Previously, Dan co-founded and served as Executive Director of the Lowline, a non-profit focused on building the world’s first underground park using solar technology. He has held leadership roles at Google, PopTech, New York City government, UNICEF, the 9/11 Survivors’ Fund, and the World Affairs Council, where he co-produced the weekly National Public Radio show “It’s Your World.” He authored a book on abandoned spaces and adaptive re-use, and lives in New York City with his partner and young son.
Robert is a co-founder and CTO of Giving Docs. He oversees the product and technical strategy of the company.
Robert earned a degree in Information Systems, with a concentration in Internal Auditing, from Louisiana State University. He became an entrepreneur early in college, creating web-based business solutions for his clients across the United States. His passion for technology with a purpose is now being fulfilled with Giving Docs.
Gavin is a co-founder and COO of Giving Docs. He coordinates work between project teams and advocates for Giving Docs' nonprofit and corporate partners.
Gavin earned his JD from the University of Oregon and a BS in International Business from Linfield College. One of his first legal jobs involved tracking down the owners of 6,000 orphaned wills. He volunteers locally as a Spanish teacher and business coach. He has founded and run new technology businesses in digital media, bio-tech, and intellectual property.
Dan Ariely's Center for Advanced Hindsight (CAH)™ develops insights into a diverse set of problems through the lens of behavioral economics. The Center studies how and why people make a wide range of decisions, and how certain forces influence our thoughts and behavior. They achieve this through academic and applied research, working with governments, nonprofits, startups, companies and organizations.