the bảohouse is the journal of muses of change strategist bảo.thiên.ngô often thinking about the Vietnamese American community and its place in the grand scheme of things.
2011
Oct
16
University of California Endowment Investment Returns. This will be one of my arguments for pooling scholarship funds into a foundation or endowment where investors can manage the funds. Given that about 80% of a nonprofit’s funding comes from individuals (corporate is about 12%, and grants are about 8%, if you look at the industry as a whole), I ask myself, “If I was an individual donor, could I increase my donation amount by 5% over the course of 10 years?” Maybe. But with the rocky economy, relying on individuals to contribute consistently for 10 years straight is a stretch.
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University of California Endowment Investment Returns. This will be one of my arguments for pooling scholarship funds into a foundation or endowment where investors can manage the funds. Given that about 80% of a nonprofit’s funding comes from individuals (corporate is about 12%, and grants are about 8%, if you look at the industry as a whole), I ask myself, “If I was an individual donor, could I increase my donation amount by 5% over the course of 10 years?” Maybe. But with the rocky economy, relying on individuals to contribute consistently for 10 years straight is a stretch.

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