Creating Fiscal Policies For Your Nonprofit: Investment Policies And Reserve Funds

Webinar: ID# 1023207
Recorded CD
About This Course:
Nonprofits of all types and sizes are entrusted by donors, members and other organizational supporters with fiduciary oversight over reserves and endowments for use in achieving their missions. Ensuring the proper policies, management and governance oversight associated with these funds; typically the most significant and liquid asset of any nonprofit, is essential to stakeholder and public confidence as well as legal and regulatory compliance.

It is therefore key for nonprofit financial management professionals and those charged with governance over these funds to understand the rules and best practices associated with investment policies and reserves to protect their constituents, stakeholders and themselves.


The Nature of Nonprofit Investments and Reserves
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Management: Executive, Finance, Development
  • Board, Officers, and Committees
  • Investment Managers
  • Investment Advisors
Essential Investment and Reserve Policies
  • Purpose
  • Operational Needs/Transfers
  • Spending Policy
  • Reserves Funding Policy
  • Risk Tolerance
  • Term
  • Asset Allocation
  • Acceptable/Prohibited Investments
  • Performance Targets and Benchmarks
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Acting With/Without Discretion
  • Report Frequency and Format
Evaluating Performance
  • Investments
  • Managers
  • Advisors
Common Pitfalls-Samples
  • Further Information
  • Sample Policies and Tools
About The Presenter

Chris Schuch, CFP
  • Senior wealth advisor with CliftonLarsonAllen and works with individual and institutional clients in the areas of investment advisory, manager/fund selection, due diligence and monitoring, portfolio reporting and benchmarking
  • Since joining CLAWA he has worked closely in the firm’s Public Sector Group, not-for-profit and other institutional clients to review retirement plans and institutional reserve/operating accounts; specifically reviewing Investment Policy Statements and strategic goals to help ensure that investment assets are working for organizations in a manner that furthers their mission and vision
  • Prior to joining CLAWA in 2012, he worked with J.P. Morgan Chase as part of the Private Wealth Management group
  • A Certified Financial Plannerâ„¢ and holds FINRA Series 7, 63 and 65 licenses
  • B.S. degree in business administration, Elizabethtown College
Creating Fiscal Policies For Your Nonprofit: Investment Policies And Reserve Funds
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