Arts & Culture

Cade Museum opens in Gainesville as hub for innovation

By Dennis Johnson  |  WUTF News  |  Full Article “The revitalization of downtown Gainesville continued on Saturday with the grand opening of The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention. Some 100 visitors took to exploring…

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Guzzo jump-starts organizational transformation for Cultural Center

By Jon Blauvelt  |  Ponte Vedra Recorder  |  Full Article “The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach (CCPVB) is on a mission to reinvent itself, and new Executive Director Donna Guzzo isn’t wasting any time…

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Past in progress at Jekyll stables

By Wes Wolfe  |  The Brunswick News  |  Full Article “A large concrete wedge dominates one half of the building. Unseen bugs reign. It helps to have a bit of an imagination, but that will…

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Jekyll Foundation surpasses goal for MOSAiC Museum

By Deborah Bayliss  |  |  Full Article “Jekyll Island Foundation members and supporters are in a celebratory mood after surpassing a fundraising goal for the Jekyll Island MOSAiC Museum project. The Foundation closed out…

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Jekyll Island Authority pledges $500,000 to renovate museum

“The board of the Jekyll Island Authority will contribute a half-million dollars to the rehabilitation of the island museum. The $500,000, which could be paid for over a period of five years, moves the Jekyll…

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New director sees bright future for Iredell Museums

“We need to engage the community and show them what we can have with this next step,” she said. “What do they want for their families, for themselves? It’s about lifelong learning.” It’s also about…

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Jekyll Island Mosiac: The Island, The People, The Legacy

“The Jekyll Island Museum is in line for a complete makeover and a new identity. The decision paves the way for the Jekyll Island Foundation to conduct a capital campaign for more than $3 million,…

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The Benefits of Hiring Outside Fundraising Counsel

September 12, 2016

Convergent Note: The following is a brief excerpt from the article “Counterpoint: Feasibility Studies and Other Reasons Outside Counsel Can Help Small Nonprofits,” recently published by NonProfit PRO and written by Principal Mark Bergethon. To read…

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4 Steps to Keep Your Board Engaged in a Capital Campaign

March 30, 2015

Initiating a capital campaign is an exciting opportunity. It’s a time when you can help move your organization forward in a very dynamic way, although there are always a few challenges that will arise during…

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7 Fundamental Principles Of Major Capital Campaigns

October 10, 2014

By Mark Bergethon We are excited to have Principal Mark Bergethon featured in FundraisingSuccess’s “ProSpeak,” which features essays about “the nitty-gritty of fundraising, written by the people who do it every day.” Here is a…

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A Foundation’s View On Outcomes

June 04, 2014

The Central Florida Foundation (CFF) is a public grant-making foundation that serves as a trusted philanthropic home for more than 400 charitable funds throughout Central Florida.    Convergent has had the good fortune to get…

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Donor Vs. Investor: An Important Distinction

February 24, 2014

Throughout this blog you’re bound to see many posts where we refer to “investors” and nonprofit “investments.” Don’t worry though; you are in the right place. This blog is meant to help nonprofits get a…

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Campaign Giving Options: Quality Beats Quantity

February 06, 2014

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…

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