Resources

Topic: “Investments”

A Pro Football and Venture Capital Approach to Philanthropy

Pro Football Hall of Famer and venture capitalist investor Ronnie Lott, and his wife Karen, founded All Stars Helping Kids 30 years ago, modeling his philanthropic efforts on the lessons learned playing football and investing in technology starts-up. Much like how venture capitalists invest in startups, All Stars invests in emerging nonprofits with innovative solutions... Read More

Spotlight Report
A Leanly Staffed Funder’s Guide to Foundation Investing

Every foundation’s goal is to have a thoughtful, disciplined investment process that is aligned with the foundation’s purpose and goals. This guide provides a high-level overview to quickly help you understand different aspects of foundation investment. Within these pages, you’ll find out how to start off with an investment policy statement (IPS), why your foundation... Read More

Webinar Recording
Navigating COVID-19 Markets: Maximizing Your Capacity to Make an Impact

In the midst of significant market volatility, funders are struggling with diminished investment returns that seemingly jeopardize their ability to make an impact. In this webinar, our speakers will lead the conversation to provide context around recent market volatility, examine the factors that will impact an eventual recovery, and share strategies for foundations looking to... Read More

Lean Funders Are Adjusting Their Grantmaking and Operations to Respond to COVID-19: Week of May 4

On Friday, May 1, Exponent Philanthropy hosted a fifth live discussion for lean funders to share how they are responding to COVID-19. We will continue to host these discussions every Friday at 2 PM ET to give all lean funders the opportunity to connect around their responses. We are also compiling COVID-19 information and resources relevant to lean funders.... Read More

Market Volatility in the Face of COVID-19

COVID-19 is hitting investment portfolios hard with a series of precipitous plunges in asset values not seen since the market meltdown of 2008. The financial news is stomach-churning; all manner of “worst since,” “biggest drop in” statistics accompanied by graphs with lines helpfully pointing straight down in case you didn’t quite get the point. And... Read More