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May 26, 2017

ROI Fundraising: A Better Approach to Raising Money
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 get the “warm glow in the heart” 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...

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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

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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“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.
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Atlanta, GA  30339
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