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
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.
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.
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, AllRead More Alexander Haas at AAM Annual Meeting in Atlanta
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
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 andRead More TrendsWatch 2015: American Alliance of Museums
By John H. Taylor, Partner Perhaps because whenever I deliver a session on IRS rules and regulations I include commentary on the state of the charitable deduction, I have been asked many times since November 8th, “What do you think now?” Well, it is a good question to ask, but I am probably not theRead More Impact of Elections on Charitable Giving
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 toRead More On the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, A Visionary’s View
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
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