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Managing Scandals and Trusts Boardrooms' Best

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Host: Nancy May, President and CEO, BoardBench Companies
Guest: John S. Griswald, Founder & Senior Advisor, Emeritus, CommonFound Institute emeritus.
Senior Consultant, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (ABG)
Universities, large trusts, and foundations are better able to fulfill their responsibilities under the leadership of strong, competent boards. Critical to these organizations’ continued sustainability are the skills, values, and financial competence of those who serve on these boards.
Far too many institutions, large or small, rely on the criterion; "who can write a check" in their director selection process. Exceptional universities, healthcare groups, trusts and foundations know that having the strength, competency, and constitution to make the right financial decisions is what keeps the doors open…and more! Learn more about how the smart boardrooms of prominent institutions lead in this podcast with Nancy May and John Griswold.
  
John S. Griswold 
As head of the Commonfund Institute, John Griswold directed investor education and market research activities for this nonprofit investment management company. His current work with AGB involves consulting with boards and committees regarding governance, endowment investment, and fulfilling fiduciary responsibilities.
He initiated and supervised the Commonfund Benchmarks Studies® of the performance of educational endowments, foundations, operating charities, and healthcare institutions. These studies collectively surveyed the investment performance and practices of hundreds of nonprofit institutions each year. In addition, he supervised and has spoken at the Commonfund’s Annual Endowment Institute at Yale University, the Commonfund Forum, and nonprofit and investment industry conferences in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Canada.
John is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on endowment management,board and committee governance, and managing investment committees. He has been a respected member or trustee of numerous non-profit boards and investment committees, including BoardSource (former Chair), The Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and the Regional Plan Association of New York, among other well respected organizations.
He is currently a Member-at-Large of the U.S. Advocacy Advisory Committee of the CFA Institute and is engaged in public pension board training with CFAI, CalPERS and the Council of Institutional Investors.
 
For more information on this show and others, please go to BoardBench.com and our contact page.
Additional Notes:
ABCs of Governance: How increased complexity in the world of NFP and mission-driven governance is impacted by legal, compliance, and other regulatory issues.
Endowment Investing: CIO Roundtable discussion about the past, present and future of endowment financial leadership.

Disclaimer: This program is not intended to be a substitute for professional legal advice. Always seek the guidance and advice from a licensed attorney on the matters discussed in this show. The views, perspectives, and opinions expressed in this show are those of the show Guest and not directly those of BoardBench Companies, LLC.

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Host: Nancy May, President and CEO, BoardBench Companies
Guest: John S. Griswald, Founder & Senior Advisor, Emeritus, CommonFound Institute emeritus.
Senior Consultant, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (ABG)
Universities, large trusts, and foundations are better able to fulfill their responsibilities under the leadership of strong, competent boards. Critical to these organizations’ continued sustainability are the skills, values, and financial competence of those who serve on these boards.
Far too many institutions, large or small, rely on the criterion; "who can write a check" in their director selection process. Exceptional universities, healthcare groups, trusts and foundations know that having the strength, competency, and constitution to make the right financial decisions is what keeps the doors open…and more! Learn more about how the smart boardrooms of prominent institutions lead in this podcast with Nancy May and John Griswold.
  
John S. Griswold 
As head of the Commonfund Institute, John Griswold directed investor education and market research activities for this nonprofit investment management company. His current work with AGB involves consulting with boards and committees regarding governance, endowment investment, and fulfilling fiduciary responsibilities.
He initiated and supervised the Commonfund Benchmarks Studies® of the performance of educational endowments, foundations, operating charities, and healthcare institutions. These studies collectively surveyed the investment performance and practices of hundreds of nonprofit institutions each year. In addition, he supervised and has spoken at the Commonfund’s Annual Endowment Institute at Yale University, the Commonfund Forum, and nonprofit and investment industry conferences in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Canada.
John is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on endowment management,board and committee governance, and managing investment committees. He has been a respected member or trustee of numerous non-profit boards and investment committees, including BoardSource (former Chair), The Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and the Regional Plan Association of New York, among other well respected organizations.
He is currently a Member-at-Large of the U.S. Advocacy Advisory Committee of the CFA Institute and is engaged in public pension board training with CFAI, CalPERS and the Council of Institutional Investors.
 
For more information on this show and others, please go to BoardBench.com and our contact page.
Additional Notes:
ABCs of Governance: How increased complexity in the world of NFP and mission-driven governance is impacted by legal, compliance, and other regulatory issues.
Endowment Investing: CIO Roundtable discussion about the past, present and future of endowment financial leadership.

Disclaimer: This program is not intended to be a substitute for professional legal advice. Always seek the guidance and advice from a licensed attorney on the matters discussed in this show. The views, perspectives, and opinions expressed in this show are those of the show Guest and not directly those of BoardBench Companies, LLC.

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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