By Drew Lindsay With recession warnings routinely flashing, Steve Zimmerman offers a cautionary tale from the last downturn. The co-author of a book on nonprofit sustainability, the Milwaukee-based consultant says he works with a group that launched a capital campaign in 2007, before the Great Recession hit in force. Construction began in 2008, but then the stock market… Read more »
By Drew Lindsay The news any given day is filled with warnings of “doom loops,” inverted yield rates, and other wonky predictors of a recession. A downturn is likely for 2019, economic cognoscenti say, if not inevitable by 2020, particularly given the drag of the monthlong federal-government shutdown. Such warnings aren’t generating much alarm or action among charities, however. A… Read more »
Alexander Haas, Inc. Hires Fundraising Veteran Carl G. Hamm Hamm Brings 30 Years of Senior Development Experience from Country’s Top Museums and Fine Arts Organizations ATLANTA (January 29, 2018) – Alexander Haas, a national fundraising consulting firm, is pleased to welcome Carl G. Hamm to its team of experts. Hamm has nearly 30 years of… Read more »
Before Jack Welch retired, he was quoted as saying, “Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.” The start of a New Year is the perfect opportunity for nonprofit leaders to vision cast (or recast) for their staff, volunteers, and donors. Without a vision… Read more »
Industry-Leading Team of Fundraising Experts Transform Institutions to the Tune of $2.5 Billion in 2018 ATLANTA (December 4, 2018) – Founded in 1987, Alexander Haas, Inc. celebrated its 31-year anniversary with a banner year in 2018. Named after founder and legendary fundraiser, Mrs. Leonard “Be” Haas, the firm continues to build partnerships with nonprofits that… Read more »
In a statement released October 19, 2018, Wofford College announced the launch of the public phase of its most ambitious fundraising campaign in the history of the college, “For Wofford: The Campaign for Wofford College,” with a goal of raising $300 million by October 2022. Arthur Criscillis, Ed.D., Managing Partner at Alexander Haas, has been… Read more »
Nine … point … six … billion … dollars. Fundraisers have been rolling that figure around in their heads in the wake of Harvard University’s announcement that its most recent campaign, which concluded July 1, brought in more money than any previous drive by any institution anywhere.
Should you hire someone who has a strong background in development or someone who already has relationships in the community? This is a question we hear often from nonprofit leadership.