On Board and Institutional Governance: Insights from AGB President, Rick Legon
What defines a successful board? How do institutions determine what matters most on their campus grounds? Rick Legon, President of AGB shares insights on the podcast.
Why I Give: The Personal History of a Citizen Historian
Data collected by the Humanities Indicators Project of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences shows that current public funding for the humanities through the National Endowment for the Humanities and state humanities councils approaches $175-million.
Five Ways Perfection is Killing Your Fundraising Progress
“Perfection is the enemy of progress.”
3 Ways to Keep Your Donors Coming Back
What influences donors to come back year after year to your organization? Let’s take a look at the top three reasons donors cite for giving in the “2017 U.S. Trust Insights on Wealth and Worth”, and how you can use this knowledge to keep your donors loyal to your organization.
Build and Retain Your Donor Base
The Wallace Foundation has been a leader in the field of research and study of effective audience building tactics and strategies for nonprofit fundraising. Since 2002, the Fund has supported innovation in audience building through its grants to over 54 performing arts groups across the country. This year, with researcher Bob Harlow, they have published The Road toRead More Build and Retain Your Donor Base
Stewardship 10 Pointers
At Alexander Haas, we have seen and are seeing a number of examples where stewardship helps in building a culture of philanthropy. Our Managing Partner Arthur Criscillis makes the point that good stewardship involves four key components: acknowledging the gift, recognizing the donor, telling the donor how the gift was used, and engaging the donor.Read More Stewardship 10 Pointers
Different Is Good: The Alexander Haas Experience
At Alexander Haas, we work as a team. Clients work with more than one consultant; in fact, each client has a team behind him or her working together to further the mission of the organization.
The Ask Amount
By Nancy Peterman, Partner Best practices dictate that a solicitation includes an ask for a specific amount. How do organizations determine the correct amount? This is a question that is raised repeatedly in every campaign and frequently in annual giving programs with personal, face-to face solicitations. It is also one that confounds leadership and volunteers,Read More The Ask Amount
Alumni Engagement Vs Alumni Participation Rates
By John Taylor, Partner How To Track Alumni Engagement? In a previous article, I argued that relying exclusively on alumni participation to gauge alumni affinity to an organization was no longer a viable metric. Simple math, as discussed in that article, is causing participation rates to decline no matter how actively we pursue alumni donations. Read More Alumni Engagement Vs Alumni Participation Rates
A Modest Proposal
By David Shufflebarger, Senior Partner ‘If you don’t like change, you are going to like irrelevance even less’ – Eric Shinseki, military leader The pace of change seems to be increasing dramatically, possibly because of remarkable advances in technology. How to keep up and adapt are challenges we all face, and this is especially soRead More A Modest Proposal