Dealing with a Sticky Situation

The National Endowment for the Arts has just released the results of its 2012 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, which is the nation’s largest population survey of arts participation trends. The survey confirms what many of you see everyday: engaging in the arts is at once a personal activity and also a communalRead More Dealing with a Sticky Situation

Alexander Haas Ranks as a Top Fundraising Consultant

Alexander Haas was selected one of America’s Top 40 Most Effective Fundraising Consultants, a list just published by The Business of Giving. Alexander Haas is the only southern-based consultation firm in the top 20 on the list and the only Georgia or Atlanta firm recognized on the list. To review the list, go here.

Trends in Business Support to the Arts

The Americans for the Arts 2013 BCA National Survey of Business Support for the Arts, a must-read report for your staff and Board leadership. Go here for an overview and a copy of the complete report

To Fish or To Farm?

Steve MacLaughlin, Director of the Idea Lab at Blackbaud, spoke about the importance of donor retention as we continue to navigate the “new normal” of the post-Great Recession economic world, during a recent online discussion at The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Go here to read the transcript of the insightful discussion..

Who Does Giving Benefit the Most?

According to The Washington Post’s Wonkblog, subsidizing giving through tax deductions benefits the rich but ends up costing charities and the government.

Proposed Changes to Charitable Tax Deductions

The House Ways and Means Committee released a 558-page report that provides details of how nonprofit organizations could be affected by the various proposal for limiting or changing the charitable tax deduction.

Majority of Large Gifts Made by Local Donors

The new report from the William B. Hanrahan Fellowship at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy offers an in-depth analysis of publicly announced charitable donations of $1 million and above given to 12 different types of recipient organizations during the period between 2000 and 2011.

Charities Optimistic

According to a new survey, more than seven in 10 nonprofits expect their donations to increase this year, even amid a challenging economic and political climate.