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Economic Development Organization Fundraising

Here at Convergent Nonprofit Solutions, we understand Economic Developmentthe importance of economic development organizations and the role they play in communities across the nation. Local economies are the key to creating jobs, providing necessary services, and fueling economic mobility on a larger scale. This is why gaining reliable funding is important for the future of your organization and the impact it can continue to make. What happens when you can’t access the funds you need to support your community? This is where the experts at Convergent Nonprofit Solutions can help.

Case Studies

Here is a closer look at some of the economic development organizations that Convergent has supported to fundraising success. You can also see the full extent of our case studies here.

This Chamber had just started a five-year capital campaign when the COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a halt. How do you continue fundraising when your community is in various stages of recovery?

Can a rural community Economic Development Organization (EDO), which has never run a capital campaign in the past, launch a major fundraising initiative? How do you generate full buy-in from a business community that has never been presented with an “ask” of this nature? These are...
Why should an Economic Development Organization (EDO) that has run successful capital campaigns for years seek professional fundraising counsel? What is the benefit of conducting a full feasibility study prior to launching a campaign? How do you get longtime investors to significantly increase their investment...
How does an Economic Development Organization (EDO) that has depended primarily on an annual fundraising event for years make the leap to launching a multi-year capital campaign? How do they secure buy-in and support from the regional business community? These were the primary concerns faced...

A Few of our Economic Development Clients

Tell Us About Your Economic Development Organization

When you are ready to get the support you need to thrive, contact our nonprofit consulting firm with details about your economic development organization. Our experts will be in touch with information about how we can help. With the right resources and experience on your side, there is no telling how far your economic development organization can go. Partner with Convergent today to kickstart economic development fundraising efforts that are designed to succeed.

From Our Clients

I would absolutely recommend using Convergent. We were very pleased with our results. Not only did we raise more money than we thought was possible (15% over goal), we did it six weeks ahead of schedule and under budget! I don’t think we would be where we are today without their guidance.

Beth Hannam
Sandusky County EDC

I really appreciate the ROI aspect of Convergent’s approach. They helped us position the campaign as the community investing in Burke County. Being able to quantify our efforts and provide detailed results was a real strength. It’s why we were successful in reaching our goal.

Alan Wood
Burke Development, Inc.

The feasibility study done by Convergent involved our local leadership like no other study we’ve had in the past (and we’ve worked with three other firms). It was a much more tailored approach to the community, which made a big difference in the level of input received.

Zach Buckner
Highlands Economic Partnership

I’ve worked with Convergent on four campaigns now and their concern for our success, along with their integrity and professionalism, are the reasons that I will continue to use them in the future.

Rod Crider, CEcD, CCE
Salisbury-Rowan Economic Development Commission

I have hired Convergent twice and both times they have delivered energetic and successful capital campaigns.  They are proven professionals who bring a disciplined and fun approach to raising money. Every community is different, but Convergent’s experience results in the same goal we all share – campaign victory!

Heather Simmons Jones
Greenwood Partnership Alliance