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First inpatient hospice center opens in Victoria

Convergent Note: We want to send a big “Congratulations” to the entire Hospice of South Texas team. They’ve worked long and hard to bring their vision to life, and we’re honored to have played a…

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Building Bridges of Hope and Health

By Sarah Long, CEO, Valley Healthcare System Valley Healthcare System is preparing to launch Building Bridges of Hope and Health, as an extraordinary five-year program establishing partnerships to encourage new health initiatives while stimulating economic…

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Hospice Building Campaign Off to Good Start

By Sonny Long, Victoria Advocate The capital campaign to raise $6.55 million to build an inpatient hospice facility in Victoria is officially underway. Last week, a Hospice of South Texas campaign kickoff event revealed $3,369,471…

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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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Hospitals & Economic Development: A Fundraising Dream Team

June 30, 2015

At first glance, hospitals and economic development may not seem to go hand-in-hand, but they are actually an incredibly powerful pairing. Economic development organizations (EDOs) want to ensure the availability of convenient, quality healthcare within…

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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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When Traditional Capital Campaign Strategies Are Not Effective: A Hospice Fundraising Campaign Case Study

April 20, 2016

How do you decide who to hire to manage your capital campaign? Do you need a “full-service” firm, or is an “of-counsel” consultant sufficient? Is it worth the risk to spend the money needed to…

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