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TIFF 2022 Fundraising Symposium: Unlocking the Mystery of Donor Retention

On February 9, 2022, TIFF Investment Management hosted the first of four sessions in our Fundraising Symposium. Each session will have its own theme and set of presenters, but the purpose of all is the same: To help nonprofits leverage fundraising best practices efficiently and effectively in a post-pandemic landscape.

“Unlocking The Mystery of Donor Retention” was hosted by Dr. Robert T. Grimm, Jr., the Levenson Family Chair in Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership in the School of Public Policy and Founding Director of the Do Good Institute at the University of Maryland. Barbara O’Reilly, CFRE, Founder and Principal of Windmill Hill Consulting, led an interactive presentation on what drives donor giving, how to measure donor retention and how to retain and convert donors.

TIFF Members can access the recording of the session and presentation materials through the Member portal. A high-level summary of this exciting event can be found by clicking the link above.

We hope you will be able to join us on March 16, 2022, at 12 pm EST when Dr. Grimm and Ebonie Johnson Cooper will present “Diversify Your Donor Base.”

If you have any questions, feedback, or would like to receive an invitation to the remaining sessions in our 2022 Fundraising Symposium, please send an email with your name, affiliation, and title to memberservices@tiff.org.

TIFF Investment Management Further Strengthens Member Strategy Group with Elizabeth Smolenski Warren Appointed as Director

TIFF CEO Kane Brenan continues focus on delivering investment excellence by bolstering talent across nonprofit investment and advisory disciplines

Radnor, PA—February 1, 2022—Mission driven OCIO, TIFF Investment Management (“TIFF”), today announced that it has hired Elizabeth Smolenski Warren as a Director of the Member Strategy Group. Based in TIFF’s Boston office, Ms. Warren is responsible for leading current and prospective client relationships and working alongside investment teams to provide a holistic approach to investment strategy driven by client-specific goals and needs.

Ms. Warren joins from Mercer’s nonprofit practice, where she advised on more than $6 billion in assets. Prior to her tenure at Mercer, Ms. Warren spent 10 years at Cambridge Associates, serving nonprofits, pensions, and high net worth families, primarily by constructing hedge fund programs. Previously, she worked in mergers and acquisitions at Merrill Lynch and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein.

“TIFF is renowned for its ability to deliver superior investment results and for its attunement to the needs of its members. I’m excited to be part of an organization that is skilled at helping nonprofits meet their investment objectives even as it recognizes and supports the other institutional factors that help them fulfill their missions,” said Ms. Warren. “I look forward to using my investment expertise and client experience to contribute to member success.”

“Elizabeth truly understands the unique investment and institutional considerations that nonprofit organizations face and is skilled at facilitating long-term solutions to help them meet their goals,” said Jessica Portis, Head of Member Strategy and Development at TIFF. “Her knowledge around enterprise risk, governance, portfolio construction, ESG, and alternatives will be incredibly additive to our member relationships. We are delighted to welcome Elizabeth.”

“TIFF is dedicated to providing investment excellence through true partnership with our members,” said Kane Brenan, CEO of TIFF. “Elizabeth’s extensive advisory and investment background, coupled with her unerring commitment to service, represent the values that underpin TIFF’s 30-year legacy.  We believe that clients require custom advice and Elizabeth adds exceptional additional capabilities to our already deep client-facing team.”

Ms. Warren earned a Bachelor’s degree in Classics and East Asian History from Brown University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.