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Hard Times, Hard Decisions: 7 Things Small and Midsize Charities Should Do When a Recession Looms

By Drew Lindsay With recession warnings routinely flashing, Steve Zimmerman offers a cautionary tale from the last downturn. The co-author of a book on nonprofit sustainability, the Milwaukee-based consultant says he works with a group that launched a capital campaign in 2007, before the Great Recession hit in force. Construction began in 2008, but then the stock market… Read more »

Recession in 2019? Charities Wring Their Hands but Do Little to Prepare

By Drew Lindsay The news any given day is filled with warnings of “doom loops,” inverted yield rates, and other wonky predictors of a recession. A downturn is likely for 2019, economic cognoscenti say, if not inevitable by 2020, particularly given the drag of the monthlong federal-government shutdown. Such warnings aren’t generating much alarm or action among charities, however. A… Read more »

The Power of the Nudge

Here at the end of January, nonprofits across the spectrum are analyzing the results of year-end giving campaigns, looking for the trends that will help set priorities and metrics for 2019. A recent online article on behavioral economics may provide a new perspective. In the online quarterly magazine, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, authors Dean… Read more »

Alexander Haas, Inc. Hires Fundraising Veteran Carl G. Hamm

Alexander Haas, Inc. Hires Fundraising Veteran Carl G. Hamm Hamm Brings 30 Years of Senior Development Experience from  Country’s Top Museums and Fine Arts Organizations ATLANTA (January 29, 2018) – Alexander Haas, a national fundraising consulting firm, is pleased to welcome Carl G. Hamm to its team of experts. Hamm has nearly 30 years of… Read more »

Culture on Campus: Dalton State’s Margaret Venable and David Elrod Talk Student Engagement and Donor Communications

  Margaret Venable and David Elrod of Dalton State join Alexander Haas President and CEO David King to discuss the importance of achieving HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution) status and how fostering student engagement on campus builds university ambassadors for the future. Plus, David and Margaret share their thoughts on tuition costs, managing large donor gifts,… Read more »

Team Member Spotlight: Heather Pennington

Meet Alexander Haas Project Coordinator, Heather Pennington! As Project Coordinator, Heather supports each aspect of client projects and ensures that communication flows between Partners and clients. She also provides administrative support for firm projects and tasks associated with client services, non-client tasks, and professional activities. In this Team Member Spotlight, Heather shares what brought her… Read more »

What Donors Really Want featuring Greg Warner

Author, CEO and Founder of MarketSmart Greg Warner joins Alexander Haas President and CEO David King to share tips for fostering donor relationships by giving them what they really want. He says, “If you work through the process correctly, you don’t even have to ask donors for a gift.”    Catch a new episode of… Read more »

Alexander Haas, Inc. Marks 31 Years

Industry-Leading Team of Fundraising Experts Transform Institutions to the Tune of $2.5 Billion in 2018 ATLANTA (December 4, 2018) – Founded in 1987, Alexander Haas, Inc. celebrated its 31-year anniversary with a banner year in 2018. Named after founder and legendary fundraiser, Mrs. Leonard “Be” Haas, the firm continues to build partnerships with nonprofits that… Read more »

Strategies and Tips to Maximize #GivingTuesday with Adam Cotumaccio of MDA

  While #GivingTuesday is a major, nation wide giving campaign held each year the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, your donor and social media strategies should stretch beyond. In this episode of Futures in Fundraising, Muscular Dystrophy Association Executive Vice President and Chief Impact and Philanthropy Officer Adam Cotumaccio joins Alexander Haas President and CEO, David King… Read more »

Team Member Spotlight: Jarrad Howard

Meet Jarrad Howard, Campaign Strategy Studies Coordinator with Alexander Haas! Jarrad’s passion is rooted deep for nonprofits and the arts. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from Brenau University, and as a member of the Gainesville Theatre Alliance, Jarrad’s background in music and theatre led him to development and fundraising.  In this month’s… Read more »