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Nonprofit Investment & Development Solutions + Website: A Guide to Thriving in Today's Economy [Hardcover]

Roger Matloff , Joy Hunter Chaillou

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Feb. 11 2013 Wiley Nonprofit Authority (Book 247)
Solid guidance for managers and trustees to better position their nonprofits now and in the future  

The Great Recession has left a paradigm shift for nonprofit leadership and their board members as fiduciaries. It has changed how boards make, evaluate and document investment decisions, the risks they are willing to take and the way these details are communicated to donors.  Nonprofit Investment and Development Solutions + Website will provide solid guidance for nonprofit leadership, staff and volunteers to better position their nonprofits to thrive now and in the future.   

This guide will provide:

  • Sophisticated investment and development principles that are easily understandable and adaptable
  • Specific steps to take in order to avoid unnecessary investment risk and secure financial stability
  • Solutions and techniques for capitalizing on opportunities created by funding shifts and evolving donor expectations
  • Principles and practices of fiduciary responsibility, behavioral finance, socially responsible investing, strategic development planning and charity efficiency

In addition, Nonprofit Investment and Development Solutions + Website offers a web site resource with a variety of online tools and templates to help readers implement key concepts discussed in this book.


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Tools, resources, and strategies to help your nonprofit grow in any economy

Offering insight and easily adaptable principles for sound investment and development practices, Nonprofit Investment and Development Solutions introduces strategies, tools, and techniques to provide you and your organization with the keys to success in this post-recession environment.

Complemented by a companion website rich with a variety of online tools and materials, <Nonprofit Investment and Development Solutions provides you with the techniques, resources, and information to help your organization grow no matter the state of our economy.

The Great Recession and high-profile corporate scandals have left a lasting impression on nonprofit organizations and how they operate. Nonprofit competition for philanthropic dollars is fierce, and all organizations—big and small—need to conform to new standards of accountability and transparency. Developed for nonprofit managers and trustees, Nonprofit Investment and Development Solutions examines the priorities of investment and development strategy to help you position your organization and maintain your nonprofit's fiscal health, today and in the future.

Bridging the gap between investment management, nonprofit management, administration, and fundraising, Nonprofit Investment and Development Solutions' balanced perspective makes sophisticated investment and fundraising principles easily understandable and adaptable. Authors Roger Matloff and Joy Hunter Chaillou provide a deeper understanding of both investment and development issues to help nonprofit staff and board leadership move forward from these trying economic times to improve the likelihood of a secure future.

Organized by key themes, Nonprofit Investment and Development Solutions explores:

  • Philanthropy History and Statistics
  • Fiduciary Responsibility
  • New Roles for the "New Reality"
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Understanding Risk
  • Asset Allocation
  • The Investment Policy Statement
  • Money Manager Selection
  • Dynamic Portfolio Optimization
  • Investment Program Analysis
  • Socially Responsible Investing
  • The Changing Landscape for Fundraising
  • The Evolution of Donors—Trends and Truths
  • Growing Expectations

You'll also discover the steps you need to take to protect your scarce economic resources as well as the actions to ensure donors will continue to support your organization in the future. Each chapter concludes with questions designed to help you identify and find tailored solutions to the issues and challenges your organization faces. A companion website hosts a variety of online tools and materials, including problems, exercises, and short cases, to help you implement key concepts discussed throughout the book.

Tackling both nonprofit investment management and fundraising issues, Nonprofit Investment and Development Solutions provides a wealth of information that will help you better position your organization for long-term success.

From the Back Cover

"The landscape of fundraising is changing, with donors much more educated in the process. No longer do donors 'donate,' they 'invest.' With that in mind, this book is an excellent tool for understanding the thought process that they are g oing through and the best methods of communicating the nonprofit's mission, vision, and impact on the community."

—Matthew Laufman, Senior Nonprofit Advisor, Northern California Planned Giving Council

"If the current economic crisis has taught us anything, it should be that nonprofits need a deliberate, coherent investment strategy to protect and grow their investments. As nonprofit leaders, we have an obligation to build organizational capacity and deliver on our fiduciary responsibilities. That means understanding organizational best practices; developing a sound investment strategy; and leveraging investment tools and resources available to us. Simply put, making the most of the contributions our donors entrust to us to deliver on our mission. This book gets you started. Matloff and Chaillou provide a fundamental primer for nonprofit boards and fundraising professionals on preparing for the new economy and growing expectations of well-informed donors. For those looking for a sensible guide to understanding nonprofit investment management, this is the 'go to' guide."

—Desta Lakew, CFRE, Director of Development, Open Door Foundation; AFP Founding Board Member, Rippowam Cisqua School


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5.0 out of 5 stars Valuable information for nonprofits. May 9 2013
By Alan L. Cooper - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This is an invaluable guide to both professionals and non professionals involved in any aspect of the investment process for nonprofits.

Alan L. Cooper,
Retired, Senior Vice President-Investments, E.F. Hutton, Paine Webber,UBS Financial Services.
5.0 out of 5 stars A must book for nonprofits Feb. 24 2013
By Yoram Lustig - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I have known Roger Matloff for many years and clearly he is one of the leading experts on nonprofits; not only from an academic perspective but also with decades-long practical experience. This book gives readers easy access to Roger's expertise and experience in a concise, practical and updated manner. I highly recommend the book to those involved in management of nonprofits and those who advise nonprofits. This book provides an invaluable guide to the massive nonprofit sector, with its unique set of objectives and needs.

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