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ProView: Raising Money vs. Raising ENOUGH Money

April 14, 2016

Category: Reports, ProView

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 offering fundraising services to the industry. While we applaud the widespread acknowledgement of the effectiveness of this approach, we regret that it has become seen by some as just one more way to supplement an organization’s revenue.




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"On behalf of the officers and directors of the Economic Development Alliance, I want to thank you and your staff for the great job NCDS did in helping restructure the Alliance, and for successful management of the fundraising campaign that fully funded our five-year action plan. The NCDS process and format delivered exactly what you said it would do when you met with Alliance members over eighteen months ago. The NCDS process engaged top regional private and public sector leaders and attracted financial support from large and small companies and communities throughout the region."

Brian Ferguson, Chairman & CEO (Retired) • Eastman Chemical Company

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