Center for Nonprofit Sustainability

The Center for Nonprofit Sustainability at Foundation For The Carolinas has long been committed to helping nonprofit organizations thrive as they work to strengthen communities across the Carolinas. We offer expert guidance and a wide array of philanthropic services designed to increase a nonprofit’s ability to focus on its mission and have greater impact in the community it serves.

For more information, please download our Center for Nonprofit Sustainability brochure.

Comprehensive endowment management
The Center for Nonprofit Sustainability offers expertise in all facets of endowment management, including reporting, accounting and complex spendable income policies and procedures. We can manage multiple funds established for distinct purposes, ease the burden of administration and help ensure that a donor’s wishes are honored in perpetuity. We also give your organization the ability to address changing needs with a unique quasi-endowed option that combines long-term investment opportunities with a high degree of flexibility.

Cost-effective and customized investment solutions
A partnership with FFTC allows you to leverage our resources, giving you access to top investment managers and multiple investment options specifically designed to build nonprofit sustainability. Our broad investment platform creates immediate diversification and can reduce investment costs for your organization. Most importantly, we offer a level of oversight and stewardship that frees your staff and volunteers to focus on your unique mission and programs.

Planned giving, legal and financial expertise
FFTC offers resources that give your organization added capacity in the areas of planned giving, legal, finance, reporting and accounting. We enable nonprofits of all sizes to accept a wide variety of assets — including real property and non-voting business interests — and provide expertise that eases the management of complex gifts and charitable trusts. We’ll also keep you informed on key endowment, legislative and compliance issues affecting the nonprofit community.

Stewardship and sustainability
The Center for Nonprofit Sustainability can help the assets of your organization grow, strengthen your donor relationships and create long-term sustainability for your organization. Our team will work with your development staff to encourage investment in your mission, and to streamline complex processes that sometimes create a barrier to giving. We provide opportunities for education through events and seminars, and connect your organization to the broader nonprofit community in ways that can amplify the power of your programs and help you carry out your mission with the greatest possible impact.

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Cabinet of Professional Advisors:

Clint Crocker
Barry Evans Josephs & Snipes

Craig DeLucia
Ernst & Young LLP

Jennie Derby
Northwestern Mutual

Leila Evans
Solamere Advisors

Tim Flanagan
HF Financial

Jessica Hardin
Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.

James C. Hardin III
James C. Hardin III, PLLC

Carl King
Culp Elliott & Carpenter, P.L.L.C.

Leah Maybry
Elliott Davis

Billy Morton
U.S. Trust-Bank of America Private Wealth Management

Andrew Nesbitt
Nesbitt Law

Robert Norris
Wishart Norris Henninger & Pittman

Karen Owensby
Wealth Management Associates, Inc.

Eric Ridenour
Colony Family Offices

Darrell Shealy
Johnson Allison & Hord

Jason Sykes
SunTrust Bank

Sandi Thorman
GreerWalker, LLP

Brad Van Hoy
Moore & Van Allen

Mitchell Wickman
Merrill Lynch