Igniting the Power of Philanthropy

At CapDev, we share our passion and expertise with mission-driven organizations for one reason: we care about the lives that are touched by philanthropy.

What We Believe

For nearly four decades, CapDev has shared our passion and expertise with the broader social sector because we care about the lives that are touched by philanthropy.

In board rooms, offices, and homes across the Southeast, we join the teams of a diverse array of nonprofit clients and are exposed both to incredible needs and inspirational giving.

Here’s a snapshot of what we believe at CapDev. We invite you to read our Statement of Beliefs and our IDEAL Network to learn more about us.

We have learned that

communities have the capacity through sustainable philanthropy to solve the grand challenges of our time and make the world better for all.

We believe in and care about

educational opportunities, access to healthcare, food, shelter, the arts and culture, science and the environment, and places of worship – for all. Everyone in our communities deserves to thrive in ways that bring them joy.

We care about all people and believe in the power of inclusivity.

That belief drives us to integrate inclusion, diversity, equity, access, and leadership (IDEAL) within CapDev and with our partners.

We value our work as a team.

It’s a privilege to do what we do, bringing leadership and philanthropy to address community needs in ways that make a genuine difference and deliver real impact.

CapDev is a time-honored member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), which has been the standard-bearer for professionalism in fundraising since 1960. As such, we adhere to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles, which includes practicing with integrity, honesty, and truthfulness.

Our Mission

CapDev partners with nonprofit communities to enlist, empower, and embolden its leaders to embrace the transformational power of inclusive philanthropy.

Our Principles

We ignite the power of philanthropy through our core values:


We identify and connect leadership.


We partner to build sustainability.


We encourage talent and leadership.


We transform lives through relational philanthropy.