Endowments & Foundations

Donating When There’s a Need for Speed
Four Things Grantees Wish Funders Would Do Now
What Should Board Members Do Now?
Nonprofits’ New Game Plan
Donors and Nonprofits Should “Care” About the Stimulus Bill
Guardians of Mission: Investing as Fiduciaries
Making Every Dollar Count Through Inclusive Procurement
Can Alternative Investments Provide a Boost for Nonprofits?

Can Alternative Investments Provide a Boost for Nonprofits?

by Clare Golla
Over the last decade, investment policies reflected asset allocation rules written at a time when stock returns were strong, and volatility and inflation were unusually low. But geopolitical uncertainty and rising inflation can cause markets to become more volatile. And that means the asset allocations that worked well during the last decade probably won’t produce the same results in the next one.

Alternatives, Asset Allocation, Endowments & Foundations


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Searching for Financial Sustainability for Faith-Based Nonprofits

Searching for Financial Sustainability for Faith-Based Nonprofits

by Clare Golla
Despite differences in ideology, practice, location, and size, many religious organizations face the same challenges. Shifts in generational demographics, declines in religious affiliation, and changes to tax legislation are driving declines in giving. At the same time, these financial challenges are exacerbated by another issue: the cost to maintain (often aging) real estate holdings. These costs are increasing at a pace, in some cases, more rapid than revenue declines.

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Mission First, People Always

Mission First, People Always

by Clare Golla
While nonprofit leaders are working to secure long-term organizational financial stability, and in some cases, even providing financial literacy programs to the community, many employees who tirelessly serve their organizations’ respective missions are falling behind on securing their own long-term financial well-being.

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Tackling Volatility Head On

Tackling Volatility Head On

by Clare Golla, Travis Allen
Investors, for the most part, have recovered from the bout of volatility that rocked equity markets at the end of last year, but the experience served as a wake-up call for investment committees. Not wanting to be left flat-footed, fiduciaries are questioning their policies and wondering what other strategies are available to handle times of extreme market stress. Fortunately, they have several tools at their disposal. Here are a few.

Asset Allocation, Endowments & Foundations, Volatility


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Is Your Investment Committee in Shape?
There’s More to Risk Than Volatility

There’s More to Risk Than Volatility

by Clare Golla, Travis Allen
Market volatility has justifiably jumped to the top of the wall of worry in recent weeks as trade concerns and interest rate uncertainty transfix the markets. For investment committees and other fiduciaries overseeing funds intended to support an organization’s mission, this resurgence of market turbulence may feel particularly jarring. But now is not the time to be reactionary.

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