Looking Forward to an Exciting New Year!

2014 was a busy year for the Convergent team. We began 20 new projects and our completed capital campaigns averaged 108% of goal! We hope many of you had a chance to meet and catch up with some of our principals and/or project directors as we criss-crossed the country in 2014. Between client projects, speaking […]

Funding Workforce Development — A Top Priority For Business Leaders

By Samantha Hardwick Today, in communities of all sizes throughout the country, companies are struggling to attract qualified workers despite high local unemployment rates. The biggest trend we are seeing right now is surging investor demand for workforce development programs to meet local employers’ needs. Traditionally, issues relating to workforce development (getting the right employees) […]

Campaign Giving Options: Quality Beats Quantity

A recent article in the The Chronicle of Philanthropy has spurred a lot of discussion among the principals here at Convergent. The article cites a study by Szu-chi Huang, assistant professor of marketing at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, in which she suggests that “as charities seek to wrap up a fundraising drive, they […]