Nonprofit Endowment Funds: Why and How LGBT Movement Organizations Should Establish Them

The Bottom Line

Nonprofit Endowment Funds: Why and How LGBT Movement Organizations Should Establish Them provides a snapshot of current endowment funds and giving programs at lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) nonprofit organizations in the U.S. The report notes that most organizations have little in the way of permanent endowments or planned giving development programs. The report also recommends that organizations review and assess existing resources on endowment building and planned giving, create a directory of LGBT-friendly community foundations that also manage endowment funds, and convene development staff to discuss endowment building.


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