Tag: Impact

How Do We Know If We Are Doing Good? Measuring Our Impact and Success With Rob Kaufold (Ep. 19)

How Do We Know If We Are Doing Good? Measuring Our Impact and Success With Rob Kaufold (Ep. 19)

How do you know if your philanthropic gifts are actually doing good for the community you’re giving to?

How can we measure the success of our impact?

Today, Tim Volk and Rob Kaufold, Arlington Family Offices’ Director of Philanthropic Services, continue their conversation about philanthropic giving with a focus on making our donations matter. They discuss the importance of understanding the impact versus the scale of philanthropic efforts, the role of donor-advised funds, and various giving structures like private foundations and charitable trusts. Emphasizing the need for alignment between philanthropic tools and goals, they encourage you to find your passion for giving and to collaborate with charitable organizations.

Tim and Rob discuss: 

  • Importance of building trust with organizations in philanthropy
  • Measuring the success of your philanthropic impact
  • Understanding the distinction between impact and scale in philanthropy
  • Different structures for charitable giving and philanthropy
  • And more


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About our Guest: 

Rob Kaufold is Director of Philanthropic Services for Arlington Partners, a multi-client family office. He brings advanced knowledge of philanthropic strategy, extensive experience in trust and family office management, and has nearly 30 years of experience in financial management and accounting.

Rob’s career has been defined by his work to connect the expertise of the family office world to philanthropy. He began his career as a CPA in the fields of accounting and finance in the insurance industry and joined a family office in 2006 as the Controller of Marshall Street Management, LLC. He recently served as Executive Director of the Hemera Foundation and President and Chief Risk Officer for Cauldera, LLC from 2011 to 2023. Rob is a CPA, holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Providence College in Rhode Island and a master’s degree in philanthropic studies from the Lilly School of Philanthropy at Indiana University.

He and his family live in Broomfield, where you will find them on nightly walks around

Broomfield Commons with their pup.

A Journey from Journalism to Family Offices and Social Good With Kristen Oliveri (Ep. 13)

A Journey from Journalism to Family Offices and Social Good With Kristen Oliveri (Ep. 13)

The financial industry is one of the most influential and powerful sectors globally.

It is also one of the most diverse, with people from different backgrounds, cultures, and identities working together to create value and impact. 

However, there is still a lot of room for improvement in terms of inclusion, representation, and empowerment. 

In this episode, Tim Volk speaks with Kristen Oliveri, editor at Crain Currency. They explore Kristen’s career journey, the importance of inclusion in the wealth management industry, and the intersection of philanthropy and impact investing. Kristen also shares her insights on imposter syndrome, the role of social media in journalism, and her passion for storytelling.

Kristen discusses: 

  • Her path into journalism and how she ended up specializing in wealth management and family offices
  • Her observations on the industry, including the need for more women in leadership roles and inclusion
  • The significance of inclusion and the perspective it can offer to people who may not understand imposter syndrome or the experiences of others
  • The different definitions and approaches to impact investing and philanthropy
  • The role of mentors in personal and career growth
  • How social media and technology have affected journalism and the importance of truth in reporting
  • And more


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About our Guest: 

Kristen Oliveri, journalist and content director, has established her career in the wealth management and family office community, creating exciting content, establishing business connections, and curating high-touch, content-driven events.

Beginning as a beat reporter covering private banking, wealth management, and RIA firms, Kristen later began focusing on the ultra-high-net-worth industry and single-family offices. She specializes in B2B editorial content, curating panel discussions on pressing financial and wealth management issues, as well as crafting boutique networking events for family offices surrounding deal flow, operational issues, and family dynamics.

Complimenting her work in the family office and financial services industry, Kristen has worked as a freelance travel, food, wine, entertainment, and nutrition writer, appearing in such publications as The Daily Meal, Gluten-Free Living Magazine, New York Natives, Resident Magazine, The North Forker, Your Bella Life, Inside F&B and Fodor’s Travel. She also lends her talents to panel discussions as a travel and gluten-free expert, as well as appearing on local radio stations and videos for such sites as the Celiac Diva. 

Kristen is currently involved in working with the private wealth industry at Markets Group to connect them via content and connections. She continues to freelance in the food, travel, and luxury industries.