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No Good Gift Goes Unpunished

Not 24 hours after the announcement of the world’s largest gift to higher education, there were those eager to criticize it. “Wait, Is Bloomberg’s $1.8-Billion Donation to Johns Hopkins a Good Thing?” screamed the headline in the November 20th issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Michael R. Bloomberg’s gift will enable the University [...]

Alexander Haas 2018 Year in Review

Even before New Year’s Day, 2018 looked set up to be quite a year. It started off with the implementation of some significant tax law changes that had the potential to really impact the nonprofit sector including the increase in the standard deduction and anticipated “gift bundling” that may result.  In 2018 the U.S. celebrated [...]

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, the [...]

One Distinguishing Factor Why Giving to Religion Continues to Decline and What to do About It

A steady growth in all other subsectors is consistently reducing its market share, and religious institutions themselves may be partly to blame. Were it not for religious groups, we would not have many of our universities, hospitals, hospices, and a number of human service-focused organizations.

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Team Member Spotlight: John Taylor

Meet John Taylor, Partner with Alexander Haas! As a Partner, John applies his extensive background in development to serve a wide variety of clients.

Four Ways to Empower Your Nonprofit Board for Success

Nonprofits could not achieve their goals without the collective manpower and connections of their board members. Yet, managing them effectively can be a challenge. Rather than struggling to reign in a troublesome board, here are four ways nonprofit leadership can set their board and organization up for success.

Insights Don’t Come From Confidential Studies

The confidential feasibility study model is a barrier to the process, not a catalyst, and a disservice to clients. Here’s why …

Team Member Spotlight: Judy Anderson

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. 

5 Ways Small Nonprofits Can Improve Financial Health

Nonprofits face many of the same challenges as their commercial counterparts. They are under-capitalized, lack reserves to withstand a crisis or act on a special opportunity, and struggle to stay afloat from one pay period to the next.So, how can small charities overcome these obstacles and improve their financial health?

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.