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& Executive Search Since 1984

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Philanthropy

Delivering relational philanthropy that achieves campaign success and builds long-term sustainable fund development.

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Discovering and attracting tomorrow's dynamic leaders for the institutions of today.

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Client Successes

Goodwill Industries of Northwest NC

An executive search to replace a longtime, much beloved CEO can be challenging, but this one resulted in a winning finalist among a pool of strong candidates, and another satisfied CapDev search client.
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Goodwill Industries of Northwest NC

Hammond School

In the midst of campaign planning, Hammond School acted on a CapDev recommendation to create a new position, and contracted with CapDev to conduct the search for the Director of Institutional Advancement - now successfully filled.
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Hammond School

Transitions LifeCare

A long-time CapDev client, Transitions LifeCare, founded as Hospice of Wake County, exemplifies the process of building a "culture of philanthropy," truly engaging in the capacity-building for long-term, sustainable fund development.
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Transitions LifeCare

NC Aquarium Society

Capital Development Services' longtime client, the North Carolina Aquarium Society, received a major honor this week as it was named to this year's "Highest Rated Charity" list for the Zoos and Aquariums category.
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Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

A state icon received a $3 million gift and major recognition at the opening of the SECU Memorial Walkway in Wilmington NC, dedicated to honoring veterans.
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Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

Dix Park Conservancy

CapDev conducted the executive search that brought an exciting new CEO hire to Raleigh for Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy, a major new project set to "inspire the country," according to local media reports.
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Dix Park Conservancy

Greensboro Science Center

GSC's campaign - Think BIG Together - truly inspired donors to think big, and delivered big results.
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Greensboro Science Center

Meredith College

Meredith College's campaign boosted philanthropy to its highest levels ever, and drew high accolades for CapDev
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Meredith College

Workshops, Conferences & Podcasts

CAPitalize Workshops

The traditional CapDev workshop was reinvented as a virtual webinar series for a limited time in 2020, and is making its return to a hybrid in-person workshop in 2021. "CAPitalize" on this moment with new insights, tools and inspiration for your campaign and development planning.
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Generously Speaking Podcast

The theme of "Generously Speaking" is generosity. Listen to our podcast to join in some of CapDev's conversations with philanthropic leaders. Hear directly from leading philanthropists, foundation executives, corporate leaders and others who share their experience, insights, and ideas on the nature of generosity and philanthropy.
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  • Triad AFP

    June 29, 2021
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    Journey Mapping for Donor Relations with Allan Burrows & Clare Jordan

  • NC CORD

    September 23, 2021 - Asheville
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    NC Community Colleges Conference on Resource Development

    Topic TBA; Clare Jordan and Allan Burrows

  • CapDev Workshop

    October 07, 2021 - Wilmington, NC
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