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How Can Community Foundations Prepare to Invest for Impact

For many years, small-staffed foundations have been at the heart of the impact investing movement, joining with—and, at times, leading—larger philanthropies. Today’s community foundations are investing for impact in two ways: through program related investments (PRIs) made with the expectation that the amount invested will be repaid to the foundation, and by investing a portion... Read More

Next Gen Fellows Program

The Next Gen Fellows Program is a 3-week leadership development program for the next generation of foundation leaders. The fellowship is designed for current or soon-to-be trustees and staff roughly 18–35 years old. We are thrilled to host this virtual cohort as a collaboration between Exponent Philanthropy and the National Center for Family Philanthropy. In this... Read More

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Covered Call Writing, An Alternative Investment Strategy

Foundations can no longer rely on fixed income investments to generate strong returns with low risk. As returns on fixed income have declined, many foundations have taken on more risk (via equity investments) to fill the earnings gap. What if there is a way for your foundation to generate investment income without changing your risk... Read More

Two Tools I Plan to Add to My Toolbox

Until he retired, my friend Chet was a junior high school shop teacher. I remember visiting his classroom and seeing the walls lined with tools. “For every job there is a tool,” he said. Having done my share of home repair over the years, I know how true that is. As a funder, I’ve also... Read More

Funder Collaboration: It’s Not Always What You Think

At Common Counsel Foundation, we support, advise, and manage some amazing donor advised funds and family foundations. It is clear, however, that an individual funder (and a small-staffed one no less!) will not solve the world’s intractable problems alone. In fact, it will take a whole network of funders—including grant partners and others—at the same... Read More

Join Our Fundraising Efforts

Dear fellow member, As grantmakers, we regularly face tough decisions about which nonprofits to support. We all want to be good stewards of our philanthropic assets, and there are always more worthy requests than we are able to act upon. To make these hard choices, we weigh how the organization’s mission aligns with our priorities.... Read More