Training in the Time of COVID-19 By Arthur Criscillis, Managing Partner In conversations with clients and colleagues, I have heard that training is high on everyone’s list. With travel prohibited, many staff members are seeking additional training opportunities and many leaders are trying to structure appropriate learning opportunities for their staff members. That is wellRead More Training in the Time of COVID-19
Human Connection in the Time of COVID-19 By Nancy Peterman, Partner Some of you may remember the concept developed by John Naisbitt in 1982, High Tech High Touch, which acknowledged that with greater reliance on technology, people would crave more TLC. How prophetic. Almost forty years later, we have transitioned to a time of superRead More Human Connection in the Time of COVID-19
Reviewing the ethical statements now required to be accepted when renewing my Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) status last month, I was particularly struck by the following points in the International Statement of the Ethical Principles of Fundraising: Fundraisers will always respect the free choice of all individuals to give donations or not. Fundraisers willRead More A Modern Day Fundraising Dilemma
The arrival of new data from Giving USA each year is an always an important moment for those of us who rely on philanthropic revenue to build and sustain our organizations. It’s a time when those who study charitable giving draw conclusions based on how much was given last year, from whom, and what culturalRead More Giving to the Arts Holds Steady
Do you feel like giving was up last year? Do you feel like it was down? Well, either way you could be right. According to the findings of Giving USA, 2018 was an uneven year for philanthropy, with some subsectors experiencing significant increases, while others saw significant decreases. It was also a year that sawRead More Giving USA 2019 Results – Giving Reaches Record-Breaking High, But Not Everyone Benefited
7 Sins That Can Jeopardize Your Fundraiser: Asking for money before engaging the donor. Engage in a sincere and meaningful conversation with your top donors before asking for anything. Remember that asking for a gift is only one step in the “development process” and it usually is not the first step. You need to “develop”Read More 7 Sins that Kill Your Fundraising Efforts
Alexander Haas, Inc. Hires Fundraising Veteran Carl G. Hamm Hamm Brings 30 Years of Senior Development Experience from Country’s Top Museums and Fine Arts Organizations ATLANTA (January 29, 2018) – Alexander Haas, a national fundraising consulting firm, is pleased to welcome Carl G. Hamm to its team of experts. Hamm has nearly 30 years ofRead More Alexander Haas, Inc. Hires Fundraising Veteran Carl G. Hamm
A steady growth in all other subsectors is consistently reducing its market share, and religious institutions themselves may be partly to blame. Were it not for religious groups, we would not have many of our universities, hospitals, hospices, and a number of human service-focused organizations.
It is wise to carefully monitor endowment funds, not only for investment growth, which is often the primary concern of boards or investment committees, but also to ensure the intent of the donor is at the forefront.
Anyone who knows Jim Hackney, Managing Partner at Alexander Haas, knows of his passion for American craft, in particular the famous and not-so-famous potters of his native North Carolina. An avid collector of pottery, Jim has turned this personal passion into service with many of the regions museums and visual arts organizations that collect, display,Read More Alexander Haas Partner to serve on American Craft Council Board