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Habits of highly effective giving

by pete on August 16, 2016

  Like in business, charitable organizations require revenue to not only exist, but to provide support, growth, and opportunity to the beneficiaries they serve. Billions of dollars are contributed to organizations each year. Some donors may question is this enough or is their contribution needed? However, the more appropriate questions might be “Am I giving to the right […]

Charitable Giving…A Wise Investment

by pete on February 23, 2015 · 0 comments

Originally posted on 12/6/08 at…ise-investment/ and featured in a December 2008 of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly.

The final two months of the calendar year can provide a significant amount of support for charitable organizations, if leveraged properly. Through working with many non-profit organizations, coupled with extensive research, we strong believe in the power of the Season of Giving. Let the following statistics state our case. The average total amount holiday givers […]

      At the root of effective fund development is the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of prospective contributors. This simple process affects all areas of each community-benefit (or non-profit) organization and, when properly managed, creates incredible effects on the organization’s growth, sustainability, and beneficiary impact. In the hundreds of board meetings which NPcatalyst leaders have facilitated, […]

Creating an employee volunteer program

by pete on August 1, 2011 · 0 comments

  Businesses, large and small, have made financial contributions to non-profit, or community-benefit organizations, for many years. It wasn’t until recently that they began to increase their engagement…through volunteerism. Employee volunteer programs are becoming increasingly popular not just with large corporations, but small-to-mid-sized businesses seeking to enhance local communities and embark upon innovative business development […]

As a company, NPcatalyst strives to enhance the impact and visibility of philanthropy. We work with donors (primarily businesses) to create greater connections with their communities, where they contribute time and voluntary leadership. We introduce them to opportunities and community-benefit organizations (and their leaders), thus guiding them to successful community giving initiatives. We also work with community […]

The role of community foundations

by pete on March 7, 2011 · 0 comments

Community foundations are tax-exempt charitable organizations created by and for community members seeking philanthropic leadership and guidance.  These organizations provide a simple, powerful, and highly personal approach to giving. They offer a variety of giving tools to help people achieve their charitable goals.   Compared to private foundations Community foundations resemble private foundations, as both are […]

The relationship of community leadership

by pete on January 3, 2011

I’m continually reminded that each person’s interest in volunteering is different. It’s different based on a number of factors, including such things as family upbringing personal surroundings, education, social status, employment, career path, age and personal/professional goals. Each one of us is different, yet we all share something in common…a better world. Midway through a […]

NPcatalyst, L.L.C. setting the standard in community engagement NPcatalyst, L.L.C. (formerly Parker Development Services), a Reno-based firm, works with corporate and non-profit clients to achieve measured community-driven results. Services feature strategy development, charitable giving facilitation, and public awareness through a best practices-driven model. Passionate about the non-profit sector, managing partner, Pete Parker, believes active community […]

Radio show discussing community engagement

by pete on October 21, 2010

  I was invited by Jeffrey Benjamin, owner of Breakthrough Training, to his radio show to share my tips and habits as they relate to community leadership. Jeff’s an amazing leadership coach, who finds considerable value in connecting leaders with opportunities. His show airs each at 9:30am each Sunday morning on 99.1FM talk radio ( […]