Do you feel like giving was up last year? Do you feel like it was down? Well, either way you could be right. According to the findings of Giving USA, 2018 was an uneven year for philanthropy, with some subsectors experiencing significant increases, while others saw significant decreases. It was also a year that saw… Read more »
Meet John Taylor, Partner with Alexander Haas! As a Partner, John applies his extensive background in development to serve a wide variety of clients.
By: Jerry W. Henry, Partner “How will our proposed capital campaign impact our annual giving?” The question came up in a Board meeting just the other day. (I knew it would!) The organization has been around for a number of years; but, until two years ago, it had seen quite a bit of staff turnover,… Read more »
By: Nancy E. Peterman, Partner “Can we require a minimum gift to a campaign?” The question I was asked was unusual. The caller, co-chair of a local organization, wanted to know if we had ever recommended requiring a minimum gift level for a capital campaign. This organization had initiated a capital campaign several years… Read more »
One billion-dollar campaign at a university printed a book, and cradled it in handmade wooden box… Another produced a glossy, four-color, seventeen-page document on 14x 17 card stock as its case for support… Still another used hand-made paper bolted between copper plates… The collection of case statement materials in our office runs the gamut from… Read more »
By Nancy Peterman, Partner A successful campaign is built upon a compelling case for support. We are often called upon to help clients craft a case when they are in the initial stages of contemplating a campaign. Those institutions that have just concluded or updated their strategic plan are in the best position to begin… Read more »
Arthur L. Criscillis, Ed.D., Partner I was asked by a client to join the staff for their yearly planning retreat and was asked to do a presentation on the top ten characteristics of effective development programs. While I have given a great deal of thought to what makes a development program excel, I had never really… Read more »
by Arthur L. Criscillis, Ed.D., Partner So, it is imperative that we know and are able to articulate why a gift matters. You need a new building? So what? Tell me how it will enable faculty to better educate students and make new and enhanced methods of learning possible. You need professorships? Tell me how… Read more »