Howard Benson, CEO, has dedicated his career to helping non-profits.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Founder and CEO of National Community Development Services (NCDS), Howard Benson spent over four decades building a highly skilled team of 50 experts to assist non-profit organizations.

Non-profit entities that have been clients of NCDS have received customized, detailing plans and fundraising campaigns that have improved countless areas across the country. Benson graduated from Brevard College, the University of Georgia Institute for Organization Management, and the Academy of Organization Management at Notre Dame.

NCDS was started in 1977 and Benson been an innovator for fundraising campaigns and developing substantial plans as a basis for raising money. More at

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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.

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