What Do Donors Want?

Penelope Burk’s second edition of Donor-Centered Fundraising was released this fall, coincidentally, the same year that Crazy Rich Asians, a movie based on the book by Kevin Kwan, hit the big screen.  Burk quotes from Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else by Chrystia Freeland that in 1975, theRead More What Do Donors Want?

Best of Web: Industry Trends

One of the challenges facing development leadership today is the retention of key staff members. Turnover in development is high. In fact, some would argue it is an unprecedented high.

Setting the Stage for Endowment Compliance

It is wise to carefully monitor endowment funds, not only for investment growth, which is often the primary concern of boards or investment committees, but also to ensure the intent of the donor is at the forefront.

Metrics – Tracking What Matters

There are so many data points that you can track. So many in fact, that meaningful information may get lost in the noise. More data points do not necessarily yield better results.

Investing in the Future of Philanthropy

Through mentorship, professional development and making strategic career moves, the future is bright for any ambitious young profession. – Advancing Philanthropy

Team Member Spotlight: Nancy Peterman

Nancy E. Peterman, Partner at Alexander Haas assists universities, schools, healthcare, arts and cultural institutions and human service organizations to achieve results and pursue their missions. In this month’s Team Member Spotlight, Nancy shares her start in nonprofit fundraising, what she loves most about her job and how a recent project changed her perspective.

Orlando isn’t the Only Magical Place in Florida

Say “magic” and “Florida” in the same sentence and people think you are talking about Orlando.

However, there is something magical about Pensacola, particularly the University of West Florida’s 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign.

Launched in 2011, the campaign set a stretch goal of $42 million for the quiet phase.

The Ask Amount

Best practices dictate that a solicitation includes an ask for a specific amount. How do organizations determine the correct amount? This is a question that is raised repeatedly in every campaign and frequently in annual giving programs with personal, face-to face solicitations.