A 2016 study conducted by the Concord Leadership Group finds that 77% of nonprofit organizations do not have leadership succession plans nor are they focused on developing new leaders.
Development, in our vocabulary, is a process of “developing” relationships between people and an organization. Fundraising, on the other hand, is really a process of asking people for money.
By Mark Belcher, Partner I’m sure you read the title and thought to yourself, “That’s all I do!” In today’s environment of increasing competition for funding, I’ve been thinking about the constituency beyond Alumni, donors, foundations and corporations and would encourage you to do the same. Many times we leave important dollars on the… Read more »
Anyone who’s around me for any period of time will learn quickly that I enjoy dining out. While I don’t consider myself a full-fledged “foodie,” I do appreciate cuisines of all types. However, while the execution of the food is very important, the quality of the service is probably more important to me. As any… Read more »
The most important thing a nonprofit can do to increase its annual fund donors is simple: reach out and touch them. To ensure a healthy and prosperous year end, your development plan should include sending out an annual solicitation letter as early as November. Much emphasis is placed on making an annual ask, and while… Read more »
We have spent a lot of time over the last several years helping organizations establish metrics to measure the development office and staff performance against a set of standards. Often these standards are based on what peers are doing and on some “best practices” in development. But often, what these metrics lack are 1) and… Read more »
In conversation with development professionals and from the many development assessments my colleagues and I at Alexander Haas have done, I am constantly reminded that no office has sufficient field officers to secure major, planned and leadership annual gifts. It’s just a fact of life. That only serves to amplify our need… Read more »
“The meeting just dragged on and on. I just couldn’t bring it to a close. Later, I realized that I had been talking with them for almost two hours. I hope they weren’t as bored as I was.” All of us at one time or another have had a prospect meeting that lasted forever. The… Read more »
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Practicing What We Preach Alexander Haas Matching Gifts Program is another example of how We Practice What We Preach. Our gift-giving program focuses on supporting our staff’s philanthropic interests. From public and private schools, colleges and universities, museums and other cultural organizations, social services, environmental and international organizations, our firm matches contributions of $50 or… Read more »