“People seem to think we went above and beyond the call of duty for Sweet Briar but really, one of our core values at Alexander Haas is to do whatever it takes to make our clients successful.” Whatever it takes. Sweet Briar College, a women’s liberal arts college founded in 1901, was at risk of [...]
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 [...]
Here at the end of January, nonprofits across the spectrum are analyzing the results of year-end giving campaigns, looking for the trends that will help set priorities and metrics for 2019. A recent online article on behavioral economics may provide a new perspective. In the online quarterly magazine, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, authors Dean [...]
Culture on Campus: Dalton State’s Margaret Venable and David Elrod Talk Student Engagement and Donor Communications
Margaret Venable and David Elrod of Dalton State join Alexander Haas President and CEO David King to discuss the importance of achieving HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution) status and how fostering student engagement on campus builds university ambassadors for the future. Plus, David and Margaret share their thoughts on tuition costs, managing large donor gifts, and [...]
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..
I have a confession to make. I am a Raiser’s Edge (RE) geek. Those who know me say they could always see it, but it took me some time to accept. I now embrace my inner geek. The one place in the world where an RE geek feels fully accepted is at the Blackbaud Conference [...]