Resources

Topic: “Investments”

Advisors as Fiduciaries (or Not)

Foundations represent a pool of financial resources to be spent for social good. Whereas much has been penned about how to spend foundation resources wisely to maximize impact, less attention generally has been paid to how to care for those resources before they are spent. Stewarding philanthropic resources requires a series of complex economic, market,... Read More

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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

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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

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Jargon and Gibberish: Understanding the Essentials of Investing

To meet fiduciary responsibilities, it is important that board and committee members understand investment basics and what they mean to the organization. Through this webinar, board, staff, and committee members can review investment terminology, enhance their general knowledge of investments, and learn how investments impact the organizations they serve. Speaker: John Church, CFA, senior portfolio... Read More

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Impact Investing for Small-Staffed Foundations: Webinar Series

Together with our partners at Mission Investors Exchange and Arabella Advisors, we are pleased to announce the release of Essentials of Impact Investing: A Guide for Small-Staffed Foundations. This new impact investing how-to guide is a must for foundations with few or no staff who want to align their investments with their mission. Impact investing (often... Read More