Author: John Taylor

As a Partner at Alexander Haas, Inc., John applies his extensive background in development to serve a wide variety of clients. For over 30 years, he has served as a leader in the field of advancement, campaign management, and board development and has helped nonprofit organizations around the world to enhance the operational aspects of advancement and assist them with strategic and campaign planning, preparation and execution.

It’s All About Data Security – Or Lack Of

In the span of just one month we have learned of two massive data security breaches at Starwood and Quora affecting 600,000,000 or more individuals – many of whom are own staff members. Are you next? Based on our visits to client sites around the country, you are probably in decent shape as long as… Read more »

Healthcare Philanthropy is Evolving Away from Hospitals

The healthcare industry is changing dramatically. Traditionally, funds were raised to build large hospital buildings, acquire specialized equipment, and ensure proper and enhanced staffing with the expectation that everyone would eventually come to the hospital to receive care. With rapidly emerging technology, increased access, and sweeping changes to healthcare costs reimbursement models, healthcare institutions recognize… Read more »

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Measuring a Major Gift Officer’s Effectiveness

Accountability. That is the name of the game these days in the world of fundraising.

The stakes are simply too high with an uncertain economy, possible shifts in tax laws pertaining to deductions for gifts to charity, growing competition for the philanthropic dollar and rising costs associated with hiring seasoned professionals with proper skills.

It’s All About The Data

  By John H. Taylor, Partner It seems that it was only 20 years ago that we felt that the only data we needed to effectively solicit donors and recruit volunteers was knowing where they lived and a home phone number.  Cell phone?  In 1997, I was the proud owner of a “bag phone”!  Gosh,… Read more »