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Endowments & Foundations » Webinar: Take the Lead: Key Areas of Knowledge for Successful Non-Profit Leaders

September 14, 2017 | Governance

Having well-rounded, knowledgeable board and staff can give non-profits a crucial leg-up. Every organization is different, but we’ve identified four broad areas of expertise essential to achieving long-term success in the non-profit space. We discuss why these areas are important and key takeaways …

Nicholas Cintineo

Senior Investment Consultant

Endowments & Foundations » Four Elements of Effective Mission Statements

July 25, 2017 | Governance

One advantage private foundations have over other forms of philanthropy is their longevity. A foundation can extend a donor’s generosity over many years, potentially even after he or she has passed away. However, longevity can bring with it added complication, particularly with regards to an …

Nicholas Cintineo

Senior Investment Consultant

Endowments & Foundations » What Should I Know Before Becoming a Board Member?

October 06, 2016 | Governance

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 …

Nicholas Cintineo

Senior Investment Consultant

Endowments & Foundations » 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 …


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