The Convergent team is looking forward to attending this year’s IEDC Annual Conference in Anchorage, AK! Not only will we be exhibiting with Principals Andy Coe, Mark Bergethon, and Rick Kiernan available at Booth #600 to answer all of your questions about our fundraising services, but Principal Tom Ralser will be speaking on Monday, October 5th at 4pm as part of the “Because We’re Worth It: Communicating Your EDO’s Value” concurrent session.

Convergent has helped Economic Development Organizations throughout the country to overcome a variety of challenges in reaching their funding goals. To learn more about our fundraising process, recent successes and how we can help you reach your funding goals, be sure to visit Booth #600 or email us in advance at to set up a one-on-one meeting with one of our principals during the conference.

To learn more about the IEDC Annual Conference, please visit the conference website.


Because We’re Worth It: Communicating Your EDO’s Value

After all your hard work, do you ever feel your EDO does not get the recognition and support it deserves? It might be because you are not effectively communicating your value to internal stakeholders, including taxpayers and other community funders, elected officials, and other vested interests. This workshop will arm you with practical how-to advice to refine and update your messaging so your community stays in the spotlight.

What you will learn:

– Proven methods for communicating the value of your EDO’s accomplishments
– Tailoring messages to your diverse audiences and stakeholders
– Best practices and examples of how to communicate an EDO’s performance metric