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Biblically Responsible Investing 101

Biblically Responsible Investing (or “BRI” for short) is a form of faith-based investing.  BRI focuses on the Christian faith, though there is a large degree of nuance across various denominations and philosophies.  BRI is also considered to be part of…

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4Q 2021 Cornerstone Commentary

No matter how far you have gone on a wrong road, turn back Turkish Proverb The fourth quarter continued the upward trend that has been in place since the beginning of 2021.  Markets rallied off the lows of September hitting…

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How to Write Thank You Notes to Donors

Your Christian nonprofit team has the privilege and responsibility to be thankful. Scripture is clear that we are to be thankful to God. Likewise, numerous passages demonstrate the significance of gratitude in all relationships. Even so, many of us can…

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How to Choose a Nonprofit Financial Advisor

Introduction Choosing a nonprofit financial advisor can be a difficult task. Nonprofit organizations can benefit from selecting an advisor who specializes in the unique financial considerations of nonprofits. Different service offerings, fee schedules, and investment approaches pose challenges in the…

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Interest Rate Commentary – October 2021

Federal Reserve Comments & Projections In response to economic fears from COVID-19, the U.S. Federal Reserve initiated a series of Fed Funds rate cuts (including an emergency rate cut) to bring the Fed Funds target rate to 0.00% – 0.25%…

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3Q 2021 Cornerstone Commentary

If you want to keep on learning you must keep on risking failure – all your life John W. Gardner We do not believe if we do not live and work according to our belief Heidi Willis The soul is…

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Options for Receiving Cryptocurrency

Many brokerage firms are not yet equipped to hold cryptocurrency on behalf of clients.  To accept gifts of cryptocurrency, nonprofits may consider options such as the ones below.  Please note that these options differ in which specific cryptocurrencies they accept,…

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What is a Donor Advised Fund?

Introduction to Donor Advised Funds Donor advised funds (DAFs) are a rapidly-growing giving tool:  DAF assets nearly doubled from 2015 to 2019.  They provide flexibility in the timing of the charitable deduction, the timing of the ultimate charitable gift, and…

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How to Grow Your Charitable Gift Annuity Program

Has your charity’s gift annuity program gone stale? When was your last charitable gift annuity (CGA) written? In the current economic environment, some charities are busier than ever writing new gift annuities. The donors are excited about gifting funds to…

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