Special Projects

Having recently implemented his formal exit strategy as founder and CEO, Howard Benson has now turned his attention to what motivated him to start NCDS in the first place – personally engaging with local organizations and their leaders to affect change in their communities.

For organizations that may not quite be ready for a campaign, or that simply need some guidance in navigating specific challenges, Howard is available to offer his hard-earned experience and skill to volunteer business and professional leaders.  His flexible, customized, and cost-effective services include:


Strategic planning / community analysis

Plans that result in action and measurable impact


Organizational assessment

Going from good to greatest


Board and leadership development

Turning boards into effective advocates and fundraisers


Public / Private sector and allies relations

Gaining the power of alignment


Campaign readiness assessment

Ready, set, GO?


Pre-Campaign consulting

Setting a winning trajectory