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Jan 24, 2017

ProView: Four Lessons from Forty Years of Fundraising
2017 marks our 40th year of raising money for community and economic development organizations. In the course of conducting over 700 campaigns in communities of all sizes across the U.S. we’ve seen many changes. We’ve also seen a handful of core principles of success validated year after year and campaign after campaign.

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Posted on:
Apr 14, 2016

ProView: Raising Money vs. Raising ENOUGH Money
Since we first began raising money for chambers of commerce and economic development organizations almost 40 years ago, what we call the multi-year strategic initiative approach to funding community and economic development has become an accepted practice for communities and organizations of all types and sizes. The concept has become generically referred to by some as “superfund,” or “capital campaign” with a proliferation of consultants...

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Posted on:
Apr 14, 2016

ProView: Do We Really Need a Feasibility Study?
You’ve been through a lengthy strategic planning process. Dozens of stakeholders have participated in committees or task forces and given their input. The board has unanimously endorsed the new plan or project. Everyone acknowledges the need to raise additional funds and has pledged their support. Do you really need to spend time, effort, and money on a fundraising feasibility study?

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Posted on:
Apr 14, 2016

ProVIew: Sustained Funding for Economic Development
The compelling aspect of a five-year funding initiative is that investors provide larger financial commitments to assure accomplishment of specific goals. Troubling to some CEO’s, however, is that the payments committed for five years will one day come to an end, while more challenges remain. To simply state the obvious dilemma: What is to be done when the money runs out? A better question is:...

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“NCDS has been our fundraising firm of choice since they first helped us devise the Forward Sioux Falls operating model in 1987, and raised $1.8 million to implement it.  Not only is the firm exceptionally skilled at raising money, they also understand the importance of generating buy-in and sustained commitment.  NCDS has helped us exceed goal in seven campaigns, the latest of which has a $15.5 million target, and when the current campaign is completed, NCDS will have helped us raise $53 million to fund our initiatives.  Our top community leaders expect the best from our organization, and the exceptional team at NCDS always works hard to help us exceed those expectations.” 

Evan Nolte, President & CEO • Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce

National Community Development Services, Inc.
6300 Powers Ferry Road, Suite 600-165
Atlanta, GA  30339
Phone: (404) 231-0730
info@ncdsinc.net