September 2017 Resources

Webinar Recording
Youth Philanthropy – Making a Difference

Exponent Philanthropy and Youth Philanthropy Connect created the Teen Philanthropy Café series to support teens in getting started with and deepening their philanthropy. In this webinar for adults, we model ways the readers can be used to get started or increase engagement with youth and share action-oriented steps you can take to launch your philanthropy... Read More

Webinar Recording
Why Does Your Foundation Need Insurance?

This webinar explains how different insurance products can help your organization manage risk, and help you determine if you’re adequately covered. Mike Mooney, SVP, USI Affinity walks you through the benefits and cost-savings of the insurance coverages available to Exponent Philanthropy members, including: Directors & Officers Liability, Cyber Liability, Business Owner’s Policy, and Workers’ Compensation. Read More

Webinar Recording
Understanding Your Investment Advisor’s Responsibility to Your Foundation

If you are responsible for your foundation’s investments, then you are a fiduciary, defined as anyone who has the legal responsibility of caring for someone else’s money. In this webinar, learn about the “fiduciary difference” between investment professionals and foundations staff and board members. Find out why it matters to your foundation, your fees, and... Read More

Webinar Recording
The Role of Alternative Investments in Foundation Investing

In Exponent Philanthropy’s 2016 Foundation Operations and Management Report, only 10% of respondents report investing in “alternative” strategies. These investments include commodities, real estate, hedge funds, and private equity, and they are increasingly seen as a way to mitigate the volatility of stocks and bonds. Learn what these asset classes represent, why and how to include... Read More

Webinar Recording
Taking Steps to Increase Your Impact

We all want to have impact with our philanthropy—or, in simpler terms, make a real difference. Wanting impact, however, doesn’t mean it can happen immediately. In this program we explored how Exponent Philanthropy’s 10-Minute Impact Assessment can help you navigate the noble but complex goal of increasing your impact. Use its straightforward framework to begin to identify... Read More

Webinar Recording
Small-Staffed Foundation Trends: Exponent Philanthropy Turns 20

Kick off Exponent Philanthropy’s yearlong 20th anniversary celebration with a conversation about data and trends in small-staffed foundation giving. Senior Program Director Ruth Masterson will be joined by several Exponent Philanthropy members to reflect on what funders have come to see and do differently over the years—and what they haven’t, all grounded in data from... Read More