Monthly Archives: February 2016

Consumer Spending Rose in January; Fastest Pace in 8 Months

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through February 27th Global stocks posted their second consecutive week of gains on positive economic news and rising oil prices. The S&P 500 rose 1.6% and the Dow gained 1.5% for the week. Internationally, … Continue reading

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Ep. 1 – Keys to Translating Passion into Impact: Leadership, Strategy and Systems

Hosted by Tom Adams, the discussion with Raffa’s Tom Raffa, Julie Jones and Rachael Gibson offers key insights into how leaders do (and don’t) combine leadership, strategy and systems to turn their passion into impact. Continue reading

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Effective Listening Can Increase Client Satisfaction

Teressa D. Brown, Raffa Technology You have the right to remain silent! Your technology team is called into an impromptu client meeting. An agenda was not provided, the meeting attendees are unknown and context for the meeting is unclear. You … Continue reading

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Industrial Production Surged in January; Biggest Jump in 6 Years

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through February 20th World stocks posted their best week of the year as investors gained confidence that the global growth picture was not as dire. The S&P 500 gained 2.8% and Dow rose 2.6% … Continue reading

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Participate Now: 2016 Study on Nonprofit Investing

Now in its fourth year, the Study on Nonprofit Investing (SONI) answers the question “how do nonprofits invest their reserves.” Participation in the study calls for nonprofit executives to complete a short survey about their investments and investment-related policies. Once … Continue reading

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Fed to Take a Cautious Look at Future Interest Rate Increases

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through February 13th Stocks rallied to end the week, but overall stocks sank over the week on the familiar themes of global growth concerns, low oil prices and central bank moves.  The S&P 500 … Continue reading

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We’re podcasting! 1st Lead. Learn. Thrive. podcast coming next week!

We love a good podcast, and we’re hoping our new Lead. Learn. Thrive. podcast series will be a great addition to your listening lineup! Raffa’s podcast series, which has grown out of our Raffa Learning Community effort, will feature interviews with interesting nonprofit and … Continue reading

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