My guest for this episode is Maya Tussing. Maya is a Partner at Fairlight Advisors, providing investment management and risk consulting services for philanthropic institutions and individuals. Fairlight Advisors was founded to help philanthropic leaders fulfill their missions with investment and risk solutions.

Fairlight provides investment management services offering nonprofits and philanthropic individuals a widely diversified and cost-effective investment strategy aligned with their financial goals. Fairlight also provides risk management consulting, taking a disciplined approach to helping philanthropic leaders deliver on their missions and prepare for the unexpected.

Maya has worked in the investment services industry for almost 25 years. Over the last 20 years, she has held senior risk management roles at firms such as BlackRock, Barclays Global Investors, Visa, and GE Capital. Maya has coached hundreds of men and women at all levels of corporate and non-profit organizations to achieve personal and professional success and satisfaction.

Maya has been sitting on boards for over a decade and volunteering for many more years. Maya holds a B.A. from Pomona College and an MBA in international finance from the University of Washington.

Maya and I discuss risk management and why nonprofits need a reserve, how much it should be and other insights.

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