Endowments & Foundations

James Ebenhoch

Endowment/Foundation Consultant

Four Charitable Giving Strategies Favored by Tax Reform

September 12, 2018 | Investment Themes

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has had sweeping impacts for many US entities, and the not-for-profit sector is no exception. Tax reform doubled the standard deduction for individuals and married couples filing jointly. Consequently, fewer people will choose to itemize deductions, opting for the higher …

Nicholas Cintineo, CFA®, CIPM®

Senior Investment Consultant

How A Custom Portfolio Can Help Non-Profits Achieve Their Mission

July 06, 2018 | Investment Themes

Case studies are a great way for endowments and foundations to learn about what works for similar organizations. This post focuses on a common problem many organizations face: How should an investment portfolio be managed to help achieve its goals? Details of this particular case study could …

Nicholas Cintineo, CFA®, CIPM®

Senior Investment Consultant

Making Socially Responsible Investing Work for Endowments and Foundations

May 21, 2018 | Investment Themes

Traditionally, endowments and foundations kept separate functions for their investment and mission related activities. Investment returns are typically used to fund a non-profit’s mission, but decisions on where and how to invest were usually made independently from philanthropy. This notion is …

Nicholas Cintineo, CFA®, CIPM®

Senior Investment Consultant

Balancing Varying Perspectives in Your Endowment/Foundation Spending Decisions

March 21, 2018 | Wealth Management

Spending decisions are at the core of what endowments and foundations are designed to do. Spending, in this case, refers to distributions or withdrawals designated to support the missions of non-profits and charities. Despite most agreeing on the importance of these decisions, there may be little …

Webinar: A Closer Look at Spending for Endowments & Foundations

March 01, 2018 | Investment Themes

  When it comes to spending, different stakeholders might see endowments or foundations in radically different lights. These varying perspectives can have a major impact on your organization’s investments, policies, and fundraising. We review each of these perspectives in detail, …

James Ebenhoch

Endowment/Foundation Consultant

Tax Reform’s Impact on Non-Profits, Endowments, and Foundations

January 26, 2018 | Wealth Management

The uncertainty surrounding tax reform in 2017 left many non-profits trying to gauge the impact it would have on charitable giving. With The Tax Cuts and Job Acts passed in late 2017, there is now more clarity on how non-profits, endowments, and foundations will need to adjust fundraising …

James Ebenhoch

Endowment/Foundation Consultant

Three Ways to Attract Millennial Donors Using Social Fundraising

December 11, 2017 | Investment Themes

Crowdfunding, or social fundraising, is becoming an increasingly popular and effective fundraising strategy for non-profits. This tactic is especially successful in attracting and engaging millennial donors. According the Pew Research Institute, more than 62% of Millennials and Gen Xers use their …


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