Lessons From Launching an Impact Investing Portfolio: One Family Foundation’s Journey

In 2012, we established the Richard W. Goldman Family Foundation in honor of our late father. The foundation promotes equality and reduces barriers to opportunity for our nation’s most marginalized families. It does this by increasing access to education, health and financial resources during early childhood. We were enthusiastic when we started exploring impact investing... Read More

7 Types of Successful Philanthropists

Understanding the type of funder you are, and matching with like-minded nonprofit leaders, is one of the most important building blocks to achieving your funding goals. As nonprofit development consultants, we create funder profiles to help our clients better understand the various types of philanthropists, and how to best engage them. What type(s) of philanthropist... Read More

Payout Requirements: Year-End Tips for Meeting Your Minimum

It’s December and your foundation wants to fulfill its payout requirement within the calendar year. What can you do? Tips for meeting your minimum: Ask your local community foundation, association of grantmakers, or giving circles for information about community needs and nonprofits they support. Consult with members of the faith community. Ask your government social... Read More