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A Modern Day Fundraising Dilemma

Reviewing the ethical statements now required to be accepted when renewing my Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) status last month, I was particularly struck by the following points in the International Statement of the Ethical Principles of Fundraising: Fundraisers will always respect the free choice of all individuals to give donations or not. Fundraisers [...]

Giving to the Arts Holds Steady

The arrival of new data from Giving USA each year is an always an important moment for those of us who rely on philanthropic revenue to build and sustain our organizations. It's a time when those who study charitable giving draw conclusions based on how much was given last year, from whom, and what cultural [...]

A Conversation about Community Engagement Curators

An increasing number of museums and cultural centers are adding community engagement curators (CECs) to their staffs to build two-way conversations about how to make our work more relevant to our neighbors and to give them a voice in what we do within and outside the museum walls.

Potential Impact of the Tax Proposal on Museums

While we don’t know what will eventually come out of Congress, one thing is for sure: It is better to have a plan and not need it than to arrive at January 1 with no plan for dealing with a new reality that promises to confuse donors and discourage charitable giving to our museums.

By |2018-04-21T12:35:17-04:00November 14th, 2017|Museum Fundraising|0 Comments

Alexander Haas at AAM Annual Meeting in Atlanta

The 2015 American Alliance of Museum's Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo will take place in our own backyard: Atlanta, GA. AAM's The Social Value of Museums: Inspiring Change conference will take place April 26-29. The Alexander Haas Museum Services partner team will moderate two conference sessions in Atlanta: Sunday, April 27 8:30 AM Small and Not-So-Small Museums, All [...]

By |2018-05-07T14:34:09-04:00July 5th, 2017|Museum Fundraising, Newsworthy|0 Comments

Creative Ways to Engage and Entertain

Museums are taking some imaginative risks to build, engage and keep young audiences. A few examples that we celebrate include the RAH Annual Pass at Reynolda House Museum of American Art and Friday Night Music Remix at the High Museum of Art. See what two of our Alumni Clients are doing: For more information on Reynolda House Museum [...]

By |2018-05-07T14:31:13-04:00July 5th, 2017|Museum Fundraising, Newsworthy|0 Comments

TrendsWatch 2015: American Alliance of Museums

Alexander Haas is pleased to share TrendsWatch 2015 researched and published by the Center for the Future of Museums at the American Alliance of Museums. In the fourth edition, CFM continues to explore emerging trends and events shaping the world. The Alliance’s CFM helps museums explore the cultural, political and economic challenges facing society and [...]

By |2018-05-07T14:57:11-04:00July 5th, 2017|Museum Fundraising, Newsworthy|0 Comments