Many of us came up in a world of fundraising where we talked about the pyramid of giving. This was the concept that most nonprofit constituencies resemble a pyramid when you stack the number of donors at each giving level. A great deal of traditional fundraising theory and strategy is based on this concept. That is all well and good if your donor base is a classic pyramid. But, what if it’s not?
The athletic seating deduction/counting issue arising from the recently passed tax legislation disallows 80% of the tax-deductible “gift.” This means athletic departments now require individuals to pay for the privilege of purchasing season tickets.
As we celebrate the $410 billion given in 2017, many consider philanthropy to be in a Golden Age. Not surprisingly, there are once again expressions of concern about the influence of large foundations.
The eighth and first female president of the University of Virginia, Teresa A. Sullivan, is completing her last few weeks on the job. It is hard to believe that an institution as old as UVA (founded 1819) has only had eight presidents; however, its founder did not see the need for the position.
On June 19, 2018, David King, President and CEO of Alexander Haas, presented the Giving USA 2018: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2017 results at the monthly AFP Atlanta Chapter [...]
Meet John Taylor, Partner with Alexander Haas! As a Partner, John applies his extensive background in development to serve a wide variety of clients.
With continued growth of the economy and the rise in the stock market, the wind has been at our backs. I have to believe that continuing investments in advancement programs and, specifically development, have helped education to take advantage of that wind being at our backs.
Our mission at Alexander Haas is to help clients develop fully functioning Development Offices. This includes having an Events strategy in place. This article highlights the importance Events play fundraising success.