Insights for Non-Profits

Nicholas Cintineo, CIPM®

Senior Investment Consultant

How Portfolio Modeling Tools Can Help Manage Risk

November 15, 2016 | Investment Management

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, CIPM®

Senior Investment Consultant

A Knowledgeable Board & Staff is Key to Success

May 25, 2016 | Governance

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, CIPM®

Senior Investment Consultant

Endowment & Foundation FAQs: The Hidden Risks of Fixed Income

April 26, 2016 | Investment Management

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 …

James Ebenhoch

Endowment/Foundation Consultant

Why Your Organization Should Consider Planned Giving

January 13, 2016 | Fundraising

Planned giving is a creative process of supporting nonprofits and charitable organization to enable philanthropic donors to make larger gifts than otherwise possible from annual disposable income. Planned giving is built on the premise of building relationships in a three-tiered, strategic …

James Ebenhoch

Endowment/Foundation Consultant

Developing an Understanding of the Fundraising Cycle

November 23, 2015 | Fundraising

An overview of recent giving trends tells the story by the numbers. Charitable giving is picking up speed and rose for the fifth year in a row in 2014, surpassing the peak in giving last seen before the Recession. Not surprisingly, Americans increased their charitable giving by 5.4%, to $358.38 …

Managing Spending Needs in Today’s Low Interest Rate Environment

July 20, 2015 | Market Commentary

Introduction For many investors, the need for current income to support spending needs is a primary investment objective. For example, investors that may place a priority on maintaining stability of current income needs include: High net worth investors in or near retirement Endowment/ …

Nicholas Cintineo, CIPM®

Senior Investment Consultant

Should My Foundation Commit to a Multi-Year Grant?

April 28, 2015 | Fundraising

The stock market continues to reach new highs and philanthropic giving has more than fully recovered from the fall during the credit crisis of 2008-2009. According to the Foundation Center’s “Key Facts on U.S. Foundations” report, grants from private and community foundations were estimated to …


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