Say “magic” and “Florida” in the same sentence and people think you are talking about Orlando.
However, there is something magical about Pensacola, particularly the University of West Florida’s 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign.
Launched in 2011, the campaign set a stretch goal of $42 million for the quiet phase.
On June 14, the Giving USA Foundation released Giving USA 2016, its annual yearbook on giving for the year 2015.
Investing in your staff is an important way to invest in the future of your organization. Funding staff development doesn’t have to be expensive; there are many cost-effective options. Here are some creative options for the performing arts sector: Theatre Communications Group, the League of American Orchestras and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Americans gave an estimated $358.38-billion to charity in 2014, surpassing the peak last seen before the 2008 Great Recession. That total slightly exceeded the benchmark year in 2007, when giving hit an estimated inflation-adjusted total of $355.17-billion. On June 16, the Giving USA Foundation released Giving USA 2015, its annual yearbook on nonprofit giving for the year 2014.… Read more »
The Wallace Foundation has been a leader in the field of research and study of effective audience building tactics and strategies for nonprofit fundraising. Since 2002, the Fund has supported innovation in audience building through its grants to over 54 performing arts groups across the country. This year, with researcher Bob Harlow, they have published The Road to… Read more »
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.
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.
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 communal… Read more »
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..