Strategic Reserves and Endowments

Guidance for Forward-Thinking Funders and Grantees

This webinar addresses an emerging trend among some forward-thinking funders and their grantees: Funding strategic reserves that are available to nonprofit leaders over the long term to strategically pursue their missions.

Hilda Polanco facilitates the discussion between the Greater New Orleans Foundation and one of its grantees, the Youth Empowerment Project, to showcase a reserve grant program and the impact it has had in supporting the nonprofit’s financial sustainability.

Presenters:

Hilda Polanco, Founder & Partner, BDO FMA
Joann M. Ricci, (former) Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness, Greater New Orleans Foundation
Kellie Chavez Greene, Senior Program Officer for Organizational Effectiveness, Greater New Orleans Foundation
Melissa Sawyer, Co-founder/Executive Director, Youth Empowerment Project