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Nicholas Cintineo, CFA®, CIPM®

Senior Investment Consultant

Endowments & Foundations » Get the Best from Your Board

April 26, 2018 | Wealth Management

Non-profits depend on the dedication of its board, staff, and volunteers to make their mission a reality. Without an educated, engaged board and staff, an endowment or foundation may find it difficult to articulate its long-term goals and set a path to achieve them.

Nicholas Cintineo, CFA®, CIPM®

Senior Investment Consultant

Endowments & Foundations » 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 …

Tom Lesko

Senior Wealth Management Consultant

Financial Planning » Qualified Charitable Distributions and the New Tax Law

March 13, 2018 | Wealth Management

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made sweeping changes to our tax laws when the bill was signed this past December. On January 1, the standard deduction – an amount that all tax filers can deduct from their income each tax year – was doubled to $12,000 for single filers and $24,000 for joint filers. The …

Endowments & Foundations » 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

Endowments & Foundations » 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 …

Nicholas Cintineo, CFA®, CIPM®

Senior Investment Consultant

Endowments & Foundations » How Trump’s Tax Proposals May Impact Non-Profits

February 01, 2017 | Investment Themes

Donors are driven by a variety of motivations when it comes to their charitable giving. Broadly speaking, we view these motivations as either having an emotional appeal (e.g., connections to people or groups, stories, feelings) or a financial appeal (e.g., tax savings, estate planning, personal …

James Ebenhoch

Endowment/Foundation Consultant

Endowments & Foundations » 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 …

James Ebenhoch

Endowment/Foundation Consultant

Endowments & Foundations » Developing an Understanding of the Fundraising Cycle

November 23, 2015 | Investment Themes

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 …

Nicholas Cintineo, CFA®, CIPM®

Senior Investment Consultant

Endowments & Foundations » Should My Foundation Commit to a Multi-Year Grant?

April 28, 2015 | Investment Themes

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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