24 Alan Cantor reminds us “that perpetuity is a very, very long time indeed.”25 There are writers who favor endowment building for any number of reasons. For example, Dennis R. Hammond, in an article entitled “Endowments Are Not a ...
Author: Deborah Kaplan Polivy
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
The Time for Endowment Building is Now: Why and How to Secure Your Organization’s Future describes endowment contributions both through outright and deferred gift giving. It puts the concept of endowment development front and center and explains the steps and mindset that are necessary to create the capacity to build and increase the endowment of an organization. The role and responsibility of the executive and the board in encouraging endowment development are described, and a chapter is devoted to the identification of endowment prospects not through wealth analysis or “major gift giving” but by donative history. A highlight of the book is a case study of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s LIFE & LEGACY Program that provides training and mentoring as well as incentives to local community-based organizations to encourage the building of endowment funds. The book will be particularly appealing to boards and staff members of those not-for-profit organizations contemplating whether to launch an endowment program or are in the beginning stages of doing so. This book will be valuable to veterans in the field considering their policies in relation to the use of endowment contributions as well as the marketing of them to prospects and donors. It will also be of interest to those teaching fundraising courses in not-for-profit management programs.
Deborah Kaplan Polivy's The Time for Endowment Building Is Now is a fantastic resource regarding endowments in the context of fundraising and geared toward those fundraisers comfortable with the topic. These colleagues in the museum ...
Author: Rebekah Beaulieu
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
With easily accessible language and case studies of real museums to illuminate major points, Endowment Essentials for Museums provides guidance on the establishment and oversight of endowments
Former recipients ofthe award are now building the scholarship endowment fund.Parents, friends, aswell as other peoplewho value thearts participated as well. According to one former recipient, who is now a physician's assistant living ...
Author: Terry Mazany
Community foundations bring together the resources of individuals, families, and businesses to support effective nonprofits in their communities. Over the years, foundations have come to engage community problem-solving through more than just grant-making. They have added a rich array of other activities, including programs of community capacity building, active modes of advocacy, and centres for meeting. In 2011, the 700+ institutions in the United States gave an estimated $4.2 billion to a variety of nonprofit activities in fields that included the arts and education, health and human services, the environment, and disaster relief. The origins of this book stem from conversations among the leadership of community foundations about the challenges they must overcome in order to make such "foundational" contributions to their communities. As community foundations enter the second century of their existence (the first foundation was formed in Cleveland in 1914), the need for knowledge and best practices has never been greater. This book, with expert authors representing the best and the brightest in this important field, fills that need.
Take the time now to revisit your endowment strategy, and, if you haven't altered course, consider the implications of a ... Time Preference and Endowment Building In political economic theory, there is a concept called time preference.
Author: Kevin J. Ruth
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Independent schools are semi-sacred spaces of intrigue, action, and innovation. Yet they can be loci of drudgery, strongholds of status quo, and crucibles of hostility toward change. Culturally interesting, they command our attention and pique our curiosity. They are dramatic and complex. They are also home to generations of school folks who have labored to instill respect and admiration for a vie formative that is family-oriented, highly personal, and advocates the Renaissance ideal of the honnte homme as an educational model. This volume introduces readers to thoughts, insights, and critiques of independent schools as they adapt to the twenty-first century.