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Touch Points Please: Donor Engagement

The most important thing a nonprofit can do to increase its annual fund donors is simple: reach out and touch them. To ensure a healthy and prosperous year end, your development plan should include sending out an annual solicitation letter as early as November. Much emphasis is placed on making an annual ask, and while [...]

By |2014-02-05T05:00:19-04:00February 5th, 2014|Donor Response|0 Comments

A Little Bit About Your Nonprofit Board

There is nothing more important to the health of a nonprofit than a quality Board of Trustees.  It is the Board that sets your mission, chooses and provides leadership and provides resources in order to implement the mission. Often times, as consultants, we are asked about Board composition, size, wealth and responsibilities.  I try to [...]

By |2018-11-15T19:31:09-04:00November 13th, 2013|Non-Profit Fundraising|0 Comments

The Case for the Arts

Most of the client work that I do for Alexander Haas is with cultural organizations. Recently, several board members of very well-established cultural organizations have made comments in board meetings that are, unfortunately, not uncommon: “But we aren’t feeding people.”  “We aren’t working on the cure for cancer.”  “How can we ask people to make [...]

By |2013-08-09T05:00:36-04:00August 9th, 2013|Arts Endowments|0 Comments

Philanthropy Basics

By Jim Hackney, Managing Partner As fundraising consultants, we are energized when our work with one organization offers insight into our work with other organizations. As I write this, I am days away from traveling to Greece where I will be an Arts Envoy for the U.S. State Department. I am honored to be a [...]

By |2013-04-10T16:52:35-04:00April 10th, 2013|Arts Endowments, Museum Fundraising|0 Comments

Why We Won’t Do It For You

By Jim Hackney, Managing Partner I have a personal passion for museums and consider it an honor to encourage people to support our hallowed halls for works of art and the educational opportunities they provide. It is a unique adrenaline rush to ask someone for a great gift and have him or her respond positively. [...]

By |2013-03-15T16:40:38-04:00March 15th, 2013|Museum Fundraising|0 Comments