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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Nonprofit fundraising trends: In third straight year of gains, contributions reach $316.23 billion from American individuals, corporations and foundations.
According to The Washington Post’s Wonkblog, subsidizing giving through tax deductions benefits the rich but ends up costing charities and the government.
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.
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.
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.
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 »