Endowments & Foundations

James Ebenhoch

Endowment/Foundation Consultant

How to Increase Donations by Promoting Tax-Friendly Gifts

December 15, 2016 | Investment Themes

As we enter the homestretch of 2016, many endowments and foundations are preparing their year-end fundraising campaigns or planning for next year’s strategies. The holiday season reminds us of year-end charitable gift giving, the time for donors to make their year-end contributions by December 31 …

Nicholas Cintineo, CFA®, CIPM®

Senior Investment Consultant

How Portfolio Modeling Tools Can Help Manage Risk

November 15, 2016 | Investment Themes

Uncertainty – or what some might refer to as “risk” – is a core consideration in endowment and foundation portfolios. Common risks might include whether a portfolio will be able to grow its capital quickly enough to meet future needs, or preserve its capital diligently enough to safeguard its …

Nicholas Cintineo, CFA®, CIPM®

Senior Investment Consultant

What Should I Know Before Becoming a Board Member?

October 06, 2016 | Wealth Management

This is a common question from people considering joining a non-profit board. Most have probably already heard of the broad set of duties entrusted to fiduciaries (i.e., fiduciaries have a duty of care, loyalty, and obedience to the organizations they serve). Before becoming a board member, it’s …

James Ebenhoch

Endowment/Foundation Consultant

Five Ways to Attract Millennial Donors

August 17, 2016 | Investment Themes

Millennials, between the ages of 18-32 or born after 1980, are overtaking baby boomers as the largest living population, according to the 2015 census. Millennials already account for 11% of total non-profit giving and nearly 60% of millennials say they give to charities. With more millennials …

Nicholas Cintineo, CFA®, CIPM®

Senior Investment Consultant

A Knowledgeable Board & Staff is Key to Success

May 25, 2016 | Wealth Management

What makes an endowment or foundation successful? Healthy investment returns? Sensible withdrawal levels? Strong fundraising? All of these are certainly important, but I would argue that there’s a more fundamental requirement for success: knowledgeable and engaged board and staff. It’s the …

Nicholas Cintineo, CFA®, CIPM®

Senior Investment Consultant

Endowment & Foundation FAQs: The Hidden Risks of Fixed Income

April 26, 2016 | Investment Themes

Many Endowments & Foundations have questions on how to navigate the risks in today’s fixed income environment so they can stay on track towards their long-term goals. Here, we share our perspective on the current risks and how they can be managed. Why should Endowment & Foundation investors be …


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