Tag: fundraising trends

Text Giving Popular

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 — up… Read more »

Stewardship 10 Pointers

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 »

Giving USA Released: Giving Continues to Climb

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 current… Read more »

Report on Funding Cuts to the Arts

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 about… Read more »

Jim Hackney Contributes to LA Times Article: March 26, 2013

Photo Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times Alexander Haas Managing Partner James Hackney was recently featured in an LA Times article on museum fundraising in California: James Hackney, who heads the cultural division of Alexander Haas, an Atlanta-based fundraising consultancy, said he has been fascinated by the MOCA drama. “I am impressed that they were able… Read more »