Among the most pressing and relevant issues faced by museums and performing arts organizations today is the diversification of their leadership, staff and audiences. This has long been an important topic in the field, but the dialogue around these issues has taken on new significance in recent years. While attention is most often paid [...]
Former Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, George Wirth joins Alexander Haas President and CEO David King on this edition of Futures in Fundraising to discuss the culture of philanthropy within faith-based organizations and the pastors' role for casting the vision for fundraising. Catch a new episode of Futures in Fundraising each month on [...]
Before Jack Welch retired, he was quoted as saying, “Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.” The start of a New Year is the perfect opportunity for nonprofit leaders to vision cast (or recast) for their staff, volunteers, and donors. Without a vision [...]
While #GivingTuesday is a major, nation wide giving campaign held each year the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, your donor and social media strategies should stretch beyond. In this episode of Futures in Fundraising, Muscular Dystrophy Association Executive Vice President and Chief Impact and Philanthropy Officer Adam Cotumaccio joins Alexander Haas President and CEO, David King [...]
I’m fascinated by the changing trends in philanthropy, particularly as it relates to innovation. Every day we are introduced to some new technology that promises to encourage our well-being up the positive vector. Maybe you’re wondering, Why am I reading about technology and innovation in a Philanthropy blog—stay with me. This past summer I was [...]
One of the challenges facing development leadership today is the retention of key staff members. Turnover in development is high. In fact, some would argue it is an unprecedented high.
At Butler, a Corporate Way to Manage Change and Groom New Leaders, an article in the August 1 edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education, made for a fascinating read, and not just because Butler University is a former client. These are challenging times for the not for profit [...]