Five Tips for Filling EDO Staffing Gaps

While the advantages of Artificial Intelligence are trendy topics, one consistent truth continues to apply to capital fundraising: relationships matter. And people make all the difference in developing and maintaining long-term, productive relationships. Finding and keeping quality personnel for key positions within an economic development organization (EDO) is as important as ever.  In the face […]

Convergent’s Proven Strategy for YMCA Growth

Convergent is a regular speaker at the North American YMCA Development Organization (NAYDO) Conference on YMCA Philanthropy, speaks at state conferences, and recently exhibited at the YMCA General Assembly in July. Over 4,300 YMCA staffers and volunteers from across the country attended. The conferences revealed emerging challenges facing YMCAs that cannot be solved with a […]

Raise Money to Expand Housing Now: Here’s How Communities Are Doing It

Housing development is critical for economic growth

Economic development and chamber professionals throughout the country are telling us how desperately their communities need to see growth in housing inventory. Much of this pressure is coming from the business community. Without sufficient housing, they can’t hire workers and even people who want to stay after graduating can’t. If your community is in this […]

5 Factors to Strengthen Your Fundraising Feasibility Study

A road sign pointing to a Fundraising Feasibility Study

Fundraising feasibility studies are the foundation for a successful capital campaign. So, starting a fundraising campaign without one is akin to starting a road trip without a map – it will be challenging to reach the desired destination. Convergent Nonprofit Solutions has a proven process for conducting feasibility studies. Our approach has fueled the structure […]

Webinar: Annual Campaigns with Harness Giving

Paper dolls holding hands over a stack of nonprofit fundraising contributions

Convergent’s Senior Director of Client Services, Rex Otey, recently joined our strategic partner Harness Giving for a webinar to discuss success in Annual Campaigns. You can view the webinar below.

Raise More Money Using Storytelling & Dynamic Communication

Tom Ahern, a renowned nonprofit copywriting expert, joined Convergent Principal Jay Werth on a recent podcast episode to discuss ways nonprofit and economic development leaders can deepen donor relationships and cultivate investors by shifting their copywriting tone and messaging. “Nonprofit leaders often miss that their customer is their donor/investor, not just the people they are […]