Think Big, Be Bold – Insights from MAKO Chamber Conference 2017

Every year Mark attends the MAKO Chamber Conference. This annual meeting of chamber professionals from Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and Oklahoma has grown drastically since its inception, and this year had the largest attendance yet. After each conference, Mark usually shares a few of the “Frequently Asked Questions” he heard about chamber fundraising and our services during the conference, but this year, we thought we’d change things up a bit.

Community Colleges Leading the Entrepreneurial Way

“Nimble, inclusive, and entrepreneurial.” Education Secretary Betsy DeVos used these three terms to highlight the

Is Your Nonprofit Ready to Move to the Next Level? A Capital Campaign May Be the Answer!

Convergent Note: The following is a brief excerpt from an article written by Principal Mark

Community Colleges & Workforce Development: Growing Stronger Together

Community Colleges change lives. We all have heard the stories of the financially strapped students

Women in Economic Development: It’s Time to Give Yourself Permission

When I first decided to write about Women in Economic Development, my initial plan was

University Economic Development Association Annual Summit Recap

There were plenty of great sessions at this year's annual summit, and we're honored that

Promise Initiatives: Investing in a Long-Term Competitive Advantage

This article was originally written for and published in the International Economic Development Council’s “ED Now” newsletter.

Western EDOs Seek to Diversify Their Funding Mix

A great number of local and regional economic development organizations rely primarily on State and

The Benefits of Hiring Outside Fundraising Counsel

Convergent Note: The following is a brief excerpt from the article "Counterpoint: Feasibility Studies and Other

Fundraising FAQs from Tennessee Chamber Pros

I very much enjoyed yet another Tennessee Chamber of Commerce Executives (TCCE) conference this year.

24 Hours at the ACCE Annual Conference

I pulled up to the hotel and heard familiar sounds, sensed the savory smells and felt

Using Testimonials to Support Capital Campaign Success

Testimonials are a powerful way to deliver a convincing message. The credibility of third party