While the definition of ‘young alumni’ varies by institution, one common factor across all institutions is their importance for future success, both programmatically and financially. Building a lifetime relationship with ...
The kids have started school. Fall carnivals are planned. And the next round of fundraising begins this month for many nonprofits in the area. Wherever you are, take a break and connect with our team. September 18 – AFP Charlotte chapter meeting in Charlotte, NC. President Patton McDowell, Managing Director Josh Jacobson and Associate Director […]
By Patton McDowell, President With more than 20 executive searches under the PMA belt, clients and friends continue to ask about the key characteristics of a good fundraiser. Often when you think of a major gift fundraiser, the solicitation skill comes to mind. Can the person ask for money? While that is important, other characteristics are […]
Congratulations goes out to Cannon School for completing their $7.1 million capital campaign in just two years! Building Bright Futures, the school’s largest capital campaign in history, will enhance the school’s arts, athletics and Middle School facilities with five major construction projects. The announcement was made to current Cannon families at the school’s annual state […]
By taking a look at successful nonprofit organizations, it’s easy to recognize key foundational elements. One key element present in most highly effective organizations is strong leadership, starting with mid-level executives and continuing through to the Executive Director. When organizations have the correct staff in place, they streamline their ability to impact change and produce […]
Working at a not-for-profit often has the feeling of endless work. Days are packed and nights are spent tying up loose ends. It is easy to let months pass by without truly evaluating the work being done, the staffs’ satisfaction and the Board’s involvement. A Board retreat, led by an outside facilitator, is a meaningful […]