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Nsight News, May 2016

May 10, 2016

Category: Newsletter

Nsight News, May 2016



Workforce & Talent


As human capital is increasingly recognized as a key determinant in community and economic development success, we continue to see more strategic plans (and fundraising campaigns) focused on education initiatives and talent attraction.  While there is no shortage of research, advice, and best practice examples available, many communities and organizations still struggle with how to approach the issue.  We hope the following links will provide some food for thought, some practical examples of what communities are doing, and maybe even some encouragement to pursue a more aggressive strategy in your community.  And when that strategy requires more resources than current budgets can provide,  we can help.




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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

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