When the pandemic hit in March and the market crashed, I thought the outlook for our endowment program growth was dire. Who would be thinking about long-term investment for their nonprofit in these volatile times?
Thankfully, I was shortsighted. Not only have our endowment distributions managed to exceed last year's, but so far endowment gifts have out-paced every other year, and the total gift value is more than double last year's for the same period. Our endowments are thriving!
We’ve worked hard to put together resources to help you strategize your own endowment growth campaign. Our workshops are easier than ever to access with the newly launched Zoom in on Endowment and Zoom in on Planned Giving series, bringing you tips and lessons ranging from consensus building to marketing and donor outreach.
In this most unusual time, organizations that have focused on endowment growth over the years are now reaping the benefits and are receiving large, unrestricted distribution checks. And it’s not difficult to imagine our future selves needing reliable support. There is nothing but opportunity waiting for you by growing your endowment that will give back to you forever.
PS: Have you received your distribution check and information packet in the mail yet?
If not, you may still owe us some paperwork. Contact me to make sure your information is up to date and ensure timely delivery of your endowment distribution check!