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March 11, 2024 23 mins

Welcome to EO Radio Show - Your Nonprofit Legal Resource. Episode 73 discusses frequently used terms in the nonprofit world pertaining to investment activities. Public charity and private foundation directors and officers need to understand their obligations as fiduciaries when determining whether an investment opportunity meets the criteria for a prudent investment, a program-related investment, or a mission-related investment. This episode unpacks the rules around each term, covering a basic explanation of “prudent investment,” “PRI,” and “MRI.” The episode concludes with recommendations for ensuring that a private foundation’s investments qualify as PRIs and best practices for developing an investment policy statement that covers the overall portfolio investment policy statement.


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