Category Archives: Consulting

US Stocks, Worker Productivity, US Inflation, and Worldpay

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through August 12th US stocks posted their worst week since May on weak earnings from retailers and North Korea tensions. The S&P 500 fell 1.4% and the Dow dropped 1.1% for the week. Abroad, … Continue reading

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US Stocks, Jobs Report, Auto Sales, and Additional Information

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through August 5th US stocks rose higher over the week on corporate earnings and another solid jobs report. The S&P 500 gained 0.2% and the Dow gained 1.2% and ended the week at a … Continue reading

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Stocks Break Records, Firms Post Strong Earnings, and Financial News

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through July 22nd US stocks reached new record highs during the week on strong corporate earnings. The S&P 500 rose 0.5%, but the Dow eased 0.3% for the week. Internationally, Europe sank 1.7% and … Continue reading

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Ep 4 – How Nonprofits Use Strategic Planning to Accomplish Missions

In this Lead. Learn. Thrive. podcast episode, Raffa’s Tom Adams and the University of Maryland’s Dr. Rob Sheehan discuss how nonprofit organizations use strategic planning to achieve their missions. Leadership and strategy complement each other. Effective leaders know where they … Continue reading

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What Attendees Say about RLC Events

We put a lot of thought and effort into our Raffa Learning Community, and we want to keep improving the offerings to nonprofits and social enterprises. In addition to individual session feedback, we conduct an annual survey of attendees to … 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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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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