Category: Museum Fundraising

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 will… Read more »

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… Read more »

Museum Fundraising Conversation | Community Engagement Curators

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.

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

On the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, A Visionary’s View

  I had the pleasure this past week of spending some time in Jacksonville at the The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, meeting with the Museum’s energetic Director Hope McMath and Lori Ann Whittington, who arrived in August as its new Director of Advancement. At the end of a productive day, we walked back… Read more »