Environmental & Animal Services

Coffee with George: Carol Wick, bringing solar power to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Irma

By George Diaz  |  Orlando Sentinel  |  Full Article “Wick recently went to Puerto Rick to work with a client to try to help stabilize the power grid by bringing solar power to an area…

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60th anniversary of the Humane Society of Greenwood is today

By St. Claire Donaghy  |  Index-Journal  |  Full Article “Looking out over a 10-acre county-owned property, with a new brick-and-mortar building going up, Karen Pettay said the founder of the Humane Society of Greenwood would…

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Greenwood County Animal Shelter  |  Full Article “A March vote by the County Council — which, in a symbolic gesture was unanimous — closed the book on efforts to bring a modern animal shelter into Greenwood. The 15,000-square-foot,…

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Millbrook, AL: Wildlife Federation Breaks Ground On NaturePlex

“The Alabama Wildlife Federation broke ground Wednesday on a new building designed to enhance public education about conservation. NaturePlex, a 23,000-square-foot, $5.5 million facility at the Alabama Nature Center in Millbrook, will serve as Lanark’s…

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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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