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White Paper: ROI Fundraising

July 07, 2017

Category: White Papers

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, or her, investment.


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