“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.” — Henri Nouwen, Out of Solitude: Three Meditations on the Christian Life.
Earlier this year we talked about the possible impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) on charitable giving. The “bumpy road” we suggested then seems to be even more uncertain now – thanks, in-part, to some accounting world advice.
Many of us came up in a world of fundraising where we talked about the pyramid of giving. This was the concept that most nonprofit constituencies resemble a pyramid when you stack the number of donors at each giving level. A great deal of traditional fundraising theory and strategy is based on this concept. That is all well and good if your donor base is a classic pyramid. But, what if it’s not?
The athletic seating deduction/counting issue arising from the recently passed tax legislation disallows 80% of the tax-deductible “gift.” This means athletic departments now require individuals to pay for the privilege of purchasing season tickets.
The eighth and first female president of the University of Virginia, Teresa A. Sullivan, is completing her last few weeks on the job. It is hard to believe that an institution as old as UVA (founded 1819) has only had eight presidents; however, its founder did not see the need for the position.
Meet John Taylor, Partner with Alexander Haas! As a Partner, John applies his extensive background in development to serve a wide variety of clients.
With continued growth of the economy and the rise in the stock market, the wind has been at our backs. I have to believe that continuing investments in advancement programs and, specifically development, have helped education to take advantage of that wind being at our backs.
Our mission at Alexander Haas is to help clients develop fully functioning Development Offices. This includes having an Events strategy in place. This article highlights the importance Events play fundraising success.
Do you know how to talk about endowments?
Here are a few facts to help you brush up your endowment IQ.
Meet Judy Anderson, Project Director for Alexander Haas! In this month’s Team Member Spotlight, Judy shares what she loves about working with museums and arts organizations, current industry trends and what brought her to Alexander Haas.