Registration open: Workshop provides tools for building a strong endowment
Philanthropy Journal - a program of the Institute for Nonprofits - will present a daylong, interactive "Endowment 101" workshop on Feb. 6 designed for staff, board members and professional advisors who want to help organizations and foundations build and sustain a successful endowment. Janet Doolin will lead participants through the strategic planning steps necessary for start-up and long term success.
How much is enough?
Nonprofit leaders may choose to accumulate net profits despite pressure from donors and evaluators to maximize spending on programs. And guess what? That can be a pretty smart choice.
Arts groups tune up for planned giving
The Greater Charlotte Cultural Trust aims to help partner groups of the Arts & Science Council prepare themselves to build their endowments.
Starting an endowment
An endowment can be a long-term financial safety net to help nonprofits manage costs when annual giving is down, but it shouldn’t be a rainy-day fund.
Endowments as grantmaking strategy
Many grantmakers are wary of providing general operating support, but an endowment can be an integral tool in helping strong organizations make longer-term programmatic plans.