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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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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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Averett University

Called "The Big Dreams and Bold Futures" campaign, the goal of Averett University's first comprehensive capital campaign in its 153-year history is to provide students with a more improved college experience with newer facilities, technology, more scholarships and better academic programs.
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Crystal Coast Hospice House

The time to celebrate arrived last weekend for the hundreds that gathered at the SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house.
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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's Newest Workshop is Here for 2015!

CapDev's popular 1-day campaign planning workshop "Growing Philanthropy" was a big hit for the past 2 years. Now announcing "The Sustainability Toolkit" - ideal for campaign planning - coming out for 2015! Click the button below for details and registration.
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  • Virginia Fund Raising Institute (VFRI)

    July 30, 2015 - Charlottesville, VA
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    Trendsetting Philanthropy



  • AFP - North Carolina Conference

    August 20, 2015 - Greensboro, NC
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    Allan Burrows partners with CapDev client, Greensboro Science Center (Beth McAlhany) to present: Building Campaigns and Building Sustainability - at the Same Time

  • AFP Midlands SC

    October 08, 2015 - Columbia SC
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