A CapDev blog post about the power of word choices in philanthropy, by Clare Jordan
In the largest fundraising campaign in its history, Meredith College partnered with CapDev and far exceeded its initial goals.
The Mayor of Tybee Island, GA sends his thanks. The Marine Science Center was part of a 3-organization joint feasibility study conducted by CapDev.
How cool is it to have a client announcement about a new mini tyrannosaur discovery?!
The Friends of the U.S. Army Women's Museum at Fort Lee, Virginia had struggled to raise over $20,000 from their 100 donors before CapDev entered their lives and began a campaign that would lead to a re-opening of the museum and continued philanthropic success.
Our annual Thanksgiving compilation of major gifts from individual donors in our area
CapDev partnered with the Cornelius Arts Center last year to help hire its first director and to begin planning a campaign. Their results this year have been tremendous as a major gift to the campaign was just announced!
CapDev client's new center for science and technology represents culmination of years of discerning teacher and student needs, intentional design and unique features to educate and inspire students.
Click on the link above to see the story and video about a tiger's dental surgery, thanks to Carolina Tiger Rescue, a current CapDev campaign client.
A $3 million gift from the SECU Foundation supported construction of the SECU Memorial Walkway in Wilmington, NC, part of a major campaign for the Battleship, a state icon.
Every nonprofit feels compelled to participate in Giving Tuesday, but what separates those whose appeals attract the most support? CapDev offers a few tips to consider from this year's examples.
Khris Middleton, Porter Gaud School '09, is pictured with camp counselors (PG alumni and current students) at Khris Middleton Basketball Camp this summer in Porter Gaud's Wendell Center
All too often we visit a nonprofit's website, and find stale news and no contact info. Read our quick suggestions to make your site more effective.
CapDev's annual Thanksgiving card recognizes major gifts from individuals in our region
Using CapDev's retained executive search services, BRC conducted a thorough search with a happy ending.
Pitt Community College has a long-standing good reputation for cultivating donors and shining a bright light on the good work they do for this Eastern NC community. Rewards for that good work show easily in campaign time.
Horizons Residential Care Center in Rural Hall, NC welcomes new CEO, Richard Anderson
With Giving USA's release of last year's giving data this week, we've pulled the trends we're reading about from several sources, and listed for you here as a quick easy-to-read summary.
A successful retained executive search delivered a strong candidate pool and excellent finalists to make this choice for Moravian Ministries Foundation in America.
Sara Fawcett has been hired as the new President & CEO of United Way of the Midlands, Columbia SC.
We're on the list again, and the only firm serving exclusively nonprofit organizations.
The Girl Scouts of South Carolina - Mountains to Midlands council has been working on a campaign with CapDev, and recently made a moving announcement about the naming of its new center that is sure to inspire additional giving.
CapDev is happy to announce the conclusion of a successful retained search for the first President & CEO of Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy, an exciting major new project in Raleigh, NC.
Think BIG Together is the theme of the GSC's campaign, and it has been paying off. From their historic $1 million gift naming the new SciQuarium to the recently announced zoo expansion, the Greensboro Science Center is growing with their successful campaign.
Allan Burrows, CapDev President, shares his thoughts on trends and predictions for the coming year. Read on to see what you might consider for your development program...
CapDev expresses gratitude for abundance in 2016, another record-breaking year for philanthropy, with recognition of several million+ gifts given by individuals in our Southeastern U.S. region.
Hood Theological Seminary is the latest institution to complete a successful hire using our new Candidate Discovery & Screening (CDS) method to fuel their search.
Campaign exceeds $6 million goal, and celebrates over $20 million raised since 2005!
The Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History has just announced its new executive director hire, Richard Loveland. The result of our new CDS search model, he is ideally suited for his new role.
2015 marked a peak in charitable giving in the U.S. Review the data and see how it influences your nonprofits' plans and interactions with supporters.
CapDev Executive Search client, Voices Together, in Durham NC is happy to have completed an extensive and successful search for a new Director of Development.
The National Cycling Center shows off the site for its new home.
The Exploris School has acquired 5.5 acres to combine its middle and elementary schools in downtown Raleigh, a $20 million project.
The Raleigh City Council approved a Memorandum of Understanding with the nonprofit Dix Park Conservancy, allowing the group to raise money for the 308-acre park.
York Technical College has a new name and lots of new news to go along with its latest campaign milestone.
It was announced in February 2016 that Transitions LifeCare in Wake County, NC has raised over $5 million toward its $6 million campaign goal.
A successful search was recently completed to name a new executive director for this critical role
Even though she never received a formal education herself, the value of education was not lost on this woman, who left Surry Community College in her estate plans with the largest gift ever made to the school (a CapDev campaign client).
SCE&G has given $125,000 to preserve video war stories for CapDev client, Yorktown Foundation, an aircraft carrier at Patriots Point in Charleston SC
CapDev Senior Counsel for over 20 years, Ann Thomas was recognized by the Triangle AFP at the November 5th National Philanthropy Day awards in RTP!
CapDev's annual compilation of major gifts made throughout the Southeast is out!
A true example of the CapDev philosophy of building your capacity for long-term sustainable fund development by creating a culture of philanthropy that is wholly embraced by the organization is Transitions LifeCare, founded as Hospice of Wake County
Co-nominated by CapDev and our client, the Greensboro Science Museum, the Wisemans are a young couple who are invested in their community and giving generously to support it.
The "Beyond Strong" campaign shows how it is truly "going strong" with a $3.5 million gift to renovate one of its most prominent buildings.
A successful search undertaken for a current campaign client delivers a great match
At a time when some women's colleges have faced serious struggles, Meredith College raises over $41 million
The High Point YWCA has begun construction on some exciting renovations following a successful capital campaign conducted by CapDev
Practicing what we preach, the NC Aquarium Society is finding great success in transitioning from occasional fundraising appeals to a culture of ongoing major gift focused philanthropy
CapDev made the list again!
Allan's Advice for the New Year