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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 » 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

Endowments & Foundations » 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

Endowments & Foundations » 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 …

Endowments & Foundations » Webinar: Fiduciary Insights for Endowments & Foundations

September 30, 2016 | Investment Themes

Fiduciary issues are often at the forefront of board members’ minds, and with good reason - it can be a complex and ever evolving topic. Nicholas Cintineo, Senior Investment Consultant, discusses some of the most common questions we’ve received from endowments and foundations about fiduciary best …

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 …

Endowments & Foundations » Four Ways to Build Stronger Relationships with your Donors

July 13, 2016 | Investment Themes

How well are you stewarding the donors that keep your organization running by investing in time, talent, and treasure? Are your donors in a rewarding and meaningful relationship with your organization? Implementing donor stewardship activities can increase trust and improve donor relationships to …

Endowments & Foundations » Webinar: 5 Habits of Successful Endowments & Foundations

June 20, 2016 | Investment Themes

While investment returns are largely outside of your control, the policies and processes which define your organization are not. James Ebenhoch, Endowment & Foundation Consultant, and Nicholas Cintineo, Senior Investment Consultant, discuss the habits and norms that we’ve seen shared across many …

Nicholas Cintineo, CFA®, CIPM®

Senior Investment Consultant

Endowments & Foundations » 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 …


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