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Tools, resources, and strategies to help your nonprofit grow inany economy

Offering insight and easily adaptable principles for soundinvestment and development practices, Nonprofit Investment andDevelopment Solutions introduces strategies, tools, andtechniques to provide you and your organization with the keys tosuccess in this post-recession environment.

Complemented by a companion website rich with a variety ofonline tools and materials, <<i>Nonprofit Investment andDevelopment Solutions provides you with the techniques, resources,and information to help your organization grow no matter the stateof our economy.

The Great Recession and high-profile corporate scandals haveleft a lasting impression on nonprofit organizations and how theyoperate. Nonprofit competition for philanthropic dollars is fierce,and all organizations—big and small—need to conform tonew standards of accountability and transparency. Developed fornonprofit managers and trustees, Nonprofit Investment andDevelopment Solutions examines the priorities ofinvestment and development strategy to help you position yourorganization and maintain your nonprofit's fiscal health, today andin the future.

Bridging the gap between investment management, nonprofitmanagement, administration, and fundraising, NonprofitInvestment and Development Solutions' balanced perspectivemakes sophisticated investment and fundraising principles easilyunderstandable and adaptable. Authors Roger Matloff and Joy HunterChaillou provide a deeper understanding of both investment anddevelopment issues to help nonprofit staff and board leadershipmove forward from these trying economic times to improve thelikelihood of a secure future.

Organized by key themes, Nonprofit Investment and DevelopmentSolutions 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 yourscarce economic resources as well as the actions to ensure donorswill continue to support your organization in the future. Eachchapter concludes with questions designed to help you identify andfind tailored solutions to the issues and challenges yourorganization faces. A companion website hosts a variety of onlinetools and materials, including problems, exercises, and shortcases, to help you implement key concepts discussed throughout thebook.

Tackling both nonprofit investment management and fundraisingissues, Nonprofit Investment and Development Solutionsprovides a wealth of information that will help you better positionyour organization for long-term success.

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

—Matthew Laufman, Senior Nonprofit Advisor, NorthernCalifornia Planned Giving Council

"If the current economic crisis has taught us anything, itshould be that nonprofits need a deliberate, coherent investmentstrategy to protect and grow their investments. As nonprofitleaders, we have an obligation to build organizational capacity anddeliver on our fiduciary responsibilities. That means understandingorganizational best practices; developing a sound investmentstrategy; and leveraging investment tools and resources availableto us. Simply put, making the most of the contributions our donorsentrust to us to deliver on our mission. This book gets youstarted. Matloff and Chaillou provide a fundamental primer fornonprofit boards and fundraising professionals on preparing for thenew economy and growing expectations of well-informed donors. Forthose looking for a sensible guide to understanding nonprofitinvestment management, this is the 'go to' guide."

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

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Valuable information for nonprofits. May 9 2013
By Alan L. Cooper - Published on
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.
A must book for nonprofits Feb. 24 2013
By YL - Published on
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.