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Knowledge, Dedication, Results

Trusted Advisors in Philanthropy
& Executive Search Since 1984


Delivering relational philanthropy that achieves campaign success and builds long-term sustainable fund development.

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Executive Search

Discovering and attracting tomorrow's dynamic leaders for the institutions of today.

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Client Successes

NC State Bar Building

The North Carolina State Bar, the state agency responsible for regulating the practice of law in North Carolina, hosted a grand opening celebration this evening for its new headquarters located in the southwest corner of Blount and Edenton Streets.
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Hammond School

In the midst of campaign planning, Hammond School acted on a CapDev recommendation to create a new position, and contracted with CapDev to conduct the search for the Director of Institutional Advancement - now successfully filled.
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Hammond School

Transitions LifeCare

A long-time CapDev client, Transitions LifeCare, founded as Hospice of Wake County, exemplifies the process of building a "culture of philanthropy," truly engaging in the capacity-building for long-term, sustainable fund development.
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Transitions LifeCare

NC Aquarium Society

Capital Development Services' longtime client, the North Carolina Aquarium Society, received a major honor this week as it was named to this year's "Highest Rated Charity" list for the Zoos and Aquariums category.
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Workshops & Conferences

CapDev Workshop: Building a Philanthropy Toolkit

CapDev's popular 1-day campaign planning workshops have been running for over a decade and are the ideal training tool for anyone considering or in the early stages of campaign planning. "Building a Philanthropy Toolkit" teaches effective tools for building campaigns & sustainable fund development. Click the button below for full details and registration for our next workshop, coming up in October.
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  • Virginia Fund Raising Institute (VFRI)

    July 27, 2016 - Charlottesville, VA
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    Allan Burrows & Clare Jordan present: "Romancing the Board"


  • AFP NC Conference

    August 18, 2016 - Charlotte, NC
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    Allan Burrows presents "Transform Your Board Into Ambassadors"

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