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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's Newest 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.
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  • NC Triad AFP

    January 26, 2016
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    "Philanthropy Forecast 2016" with Allan & Clare

  • SC Association of NonProfit Organizations (SCANPO)

    March 10, 2016 - Spartanburg, SC
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    Presenting "Transitions at the Top," a session on executive leadership transitions, at 2:45 on the 10th at the 3/9-3/11 Summit.

    "No one is irreplaceable," the saying goes; yet changes in the top leadership positions can be scary. This session seeks to replace some of the fear of executive transitions with the security of understanding by examining the process of top leadership transitions – from initial plans to successful hires, and using a recent CEO transition as a case study.

  • HandsOn Northwest NC

    March 15, 2016 - Winston-Salem, NC
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    Project Blueprint: board leadership training

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