Are you on LinkedIn? Is your organization? Did you know that this social media site has features that can help nonprofits connect with constituents and donors and raise money? Go here to find out all the ways LinkedIn can help you in your fundraising efforts.
An annual study that ranks millionaires per household by state, the Global Wealth Monitor, this year drops Georgia to number 40. As we took a closer look we found that, as often the case, statistics can be misleading. Read our take on it in our recent Atlanta Report newsletter. If you aren’t a subscriber, click here to request aRead More Is Georgia Really Losing Millionaires
In the latest issue of our newsletter, Alexander Haas Of Counsel John Taylor gives an in-depth report on giving through Family Foundations (FF) and Donor Advised Funds. Of particular interest, he notes there is the issue of who can legally make a pledge and who can legally pay it off. Go here to read his whiteRead More Managing Donor Expectations vs. IRS Compliance
Three reports from the National Endowment for the Arts highlight the impact of arts and cultural industries on GDP, as well as how and why Americans participate in certain arts activities. The data for the three reports is all from 2012, so for the first time the NEA can show a comprehensive view of aRead More NEA Reports Why People Attend The Arts & Impact
Donors, particularly millennial donors, are becoming more comfortable with giving via text message, according to a new survey. Asked to rank their favorite method for making a charitable gift, respondents to the third annual Text Donation Study chose text giving as the most preferred method, giving it an average score of 3.46 out of 4 — upRead More Text Giving Popular
At Alexander Haas, we have seen and are seeing a number of examples where stewardship helps in building a culture of philanthropy. Our Managing Partner Arthur Criscillis makes the point that good stewardship involves four key components: acknowledging the gift, recognizing the donor, telling the donor how the gift was used, and engaging the donor.Read More Stewardship 10 Pointers
On June 17, the Giving USA Foundation released Giving USA 2014, its annual yearbook on giving for the year 2013. As an annual tradition, our Firm shared these findings with our colleagues and the local nonprofit community with an in-depth preview of the Annual Survey of Giving. Total Giving in 2013 was $335.17-billion. In currentRead More Giving USA Released: Giving Continues to Climb
Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA), a national association of private and public funders, this spring issued the 2013 Update on Public Funding for the Arts, which confirmed what many organizations have experienced: state county and city budget support has slowed, and uncertainty of federal funding has affected the level of local appropriations. For more information aboutRead More Report on Funding Cuts to the Arts
A recent article in The Chronicle Philanthropy showcased how data are transforming the nonprofit world. Go here to read the results gathering data is having with charities across the U.S. Read the article here, subscription required.
Alexander Haas alumni client Brenau University was featured in a recent issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education, highlighting the exemplary job the institution has done handling its finances, now running million-dollar surpluses. Read the article here, subscription required.