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 culturalRead More Giving to the Arts Holds Steady

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.

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 MuseumRead More Creative Ways to Engage and Entertain

A Collector’s Eye-and Heart

By Sandra Kidd, Partner   Last year, the world of art and artists lost a friend when Herbert Vogel , noted collector of minimal and conceptual art, died at age 89 in New York City. For half a decade, Herbert Vogel and his wife Dorothy-or “Dorothy and Herb” as they liked to be known-steadily acquired a collectionRead More A Collector’s Eye-and Heart

Philanthropy Basics

By Jim Hackney,Managing Partner   As fundraising consultants, we are energized when our work with one organization offers insight into our work with other organizations. As I write this, I am days away from traveling to Greece where I will be an Arts Envoy for the U.S. State Department. I am honored to be aRead More Philanthropy Basics