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Oct 31, 2017

5 Keys to Making Sure Your Strategic Plan Gets Funded: You Have One, Now it’s Time to Use It.
Now that you have invested the time, capital and energy in creating a strategic plan – it is time to put this plan into action. Whether you are about to embark on the planning process, have recently completed a plan, or have one gathering dust on the shelf, we have the strategies you need to take these well-researched ideas and use them to better your...

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Jul 07, 2017

White Paper: ROI Fundraising
By their very nature, fundraising campaigns for Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Organizations differ from traditional philanthropy campaigns in one key regard:  donors do not necessarily experience the “warm glow and satisfaction of helping a good cause” that they get from other nonprofits.  This is precisely why we prefer the term “investor” over “donor.”  And by definition, an investor expects a return on his,...

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Oct 27, 2016

The Evolution of Chamber Capital Campaigns
As long as four years ago, data suggested that the “capital campaign” concept in the chamber world had reached the tipping point. Evolving since 1960 when the Metro Atlanta (GA) Chamber launched the first modern “superfund” campaign called Forward Atlanta, the capital campaign has morphed from trend to accepted practice in chamber funding. A 2005 ACCE “Quick Poll” showed that nearly 40 percent of chambers...

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Mar 23, 2016

NCDS Special Report: The Strategic Initiative
In the past two decades, development organizations in some of America’s most successful communities have adopted a growth stimulation strategy that has transformed their local economies. Some of the dynamic and well-known cities utilizing this concept include Salt Lake City, Spokane, Atlanta, Phoenix, Raleigh/Durham, Tucson, Oklahoma City, Indianapolis, and many others. Recent statistics compiled by the Economic Strategy Center of Atlanta, Georgia, indicate that cities...

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Mar 23, 2016

NCDS White Paper: Making the Chamber 501(c)(3) Foundation a Tool for Positive Community Action
If you think getting big dollars from foundations is about fancy grant writing, think again. Experience shows that the pen is not mightier than the relationship when it comes to scoring with foundations.

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Mar 23, 2016

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Mar 23, 2016

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Mar 23, 2016

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Mar 23, 2016

Ethics and Philanthropy Survey Findings (Giving Institute Article)
Ethics remain a hot-button issue in philanthropy, according to a new survey conducted by Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits, a Glenview, Ill.-based group comprised of the nation’s leading professional consulting firms in the field. Results of the survey were released at the Association of Fundraising Professionals conference, being held in San Diego.

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“Birmingham Landmarks, Inc. certainly made the right decision in selecting NCDS to raise the $7 million needed to fully restore our sadly dilapidated and abandoned former vaudeville theatre in downtown Birmingham.  Your firm provided the wisdom and experience to position the project as worthy of support, then structured a winning campaign that was creative, energizing, and relentless in pursuit of the goal.  We were especially appreciative of your flexibility relative to our early cash flow issues, and even more so in the selection of the assigned NCDS Project Executive.  Because of the success and momentum of your phase of this exceptional campaign, the Lyric staff was able to continue seeking commitments utilizing tax credits, and the total raised now exceeds $11.8 million.  Thanks to NCDS, Birmingham can boast of having one of the most spectacularly restored performing arts theaters in America.”

Brant Beene, Executive Director • Birmingham Landmarks, Inc.

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