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James Ebenhoch

Endowment/Foundation Consultant

Endowments & Foundations » Finding Funding Sources for a Foundation Start-Up

February 27, 2017 | Fundraising

Recently our Endowment & Foundation Services team was asked how to go about finding funding sources for a newly created foundation. Sometimes a non-profit just needs to know where to look for funding opportunities and guidance on how to get the process started. Once the groundwork is laid for …

James Ebenhoch

Endowment/Foundation Consultant

Endowments & Foundations » How to Increase Donations by Promoting Tax-Friendly Gifts

December 15, 2016 | Fundraising

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 …

James Ebenhoch

Endowment/Foundation Consultant

Endowments & Foundations » Five Ways to Attract Millennial Donors

August 17, 2016 | Fundraising

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 » 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

Endowments & Foundations » 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 …

Nicholas Cintineo, CIPM®

Senior Investment Consultant

Endowments & Foundations » 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 …

Endowments & Foundations » Charitable Giving in a Low Interest Rate Environment

March 12, 2014 | Fundraising

Introduction There are numerous types of charitable giving vehicles available to those who have a desire to make substantial gifts to charity. If used effectively, charitable giving can be an important component of a strategic financial plan that benefits both the donor and the charity. To do so, …


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