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Crowdfunding: Passing Fad or Foundational Fundraising Tactic?

Is crowdfunding the way of the future? The verdict is still out. Several factors drive whether or not crowdfunding is right for your organization and campaign.

By | July 26th, 2017|Categories: News & Views|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Leadership: Pending Crisis Equals Opportunity

A 2016 study conducted by the Concord Leadership Group finds that 77% of nonprofit organizations do not have leadership succession plans nor are they focused on developing new leaders.

Team Member Spotlight – David King, President & CEO

In this month's Team Member Spotlight, David shares what he loves most about his job, the book that made the greatest impact on his career and a hidden talent few people know. In his 25 years at Alexander Haas, David has provided fundraising counsel to hundreds of organizations.

By | July 20th, 2017|Categories: News & Views|0 Comments

Nonprofit Feasibility Studies – A Cautionary Tale in Best Practices

I recently read an article on npEngage about the value of planning studies. And while the author makes some very interesting and relevant points, one thing to consider, however, is: What information you will get back from this process?

By | July 20th, 2017|Categories: News & Views|0 Comments

Step Away from the Keyboard

My Partners at Alexander Haas and I probably sound like broken records because of our continual emphasis on the importance of major gift officers getting out of the office to visit with their prospects. We continue to emphasize the importance on an in-person visit because it is a glaring weakness we see in underperforming programs.

By | July 11th, 2017|Categories: News & Views, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Measuring a Major Gift Officer’s Effectiveness

Accountability. That is the name of the game these days in the world of fundraising. The stakes are simply too high with an uncertain economy, possible shifts in tax laws pertaining to deductions for gifts to charity, growing competition for the philanthropic dollar, and rising costs associated with hiring seasoned professionals with proper skills.

By | July 10th, 2017|Categories: News & Views|0 Comments

Orlando isn’t the Only Magical Place in Florida

Say “magic” and “Florida” in the same sentence and people think you are talking about Orlando. However, there is something magical about Pensacola, particularly the University of West Florida’s 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign. Launched in 2011, the campaign set a stretch goal of $42 million for the quiet phase.

By | July 7th, 2017|Categories: News & Views, University Fundraising|0 Comments
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