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Considering a funding campaign?

by pete on February 17, 2017 · 0 comments

Are you thinking about, planning to, or already launching a major funding campaign for your non-profit organization? If so, undertaking a large-scale initiative can be a great deal of fun, which requires significant planning and execution. We continue to learn about non-profit organizations addressing the implementation of major giving campaigns to fund capital, endowment, and […]

  One of the biggest fears shared by charitable board members is the fear of asking for money. For most charities, raising funds through board members is a duty and, quite frankly, an obligation. But, when push comes to shove, few board members enjoy tapping their friends, co-workers, and fellow community leaders for financial support. Serving on several boards […]

Engage children in family philanthropy

by pete on October 19, 2016

The future leadership of communities lies in the hands of children. In addition to quality education, philanthropy provides a great tool for childhood and community development. Involving your children, no matter the age, in philanthropy is a great way to teach values of community, charity and helping your fellow man. In addition to learning from […]

Strong organizations are governed by outstanding leaders. Fueled with passion, experience, and commitment, the board members of non-profit organizations play vital roles in the direction, management and impact of these groups. The strength of this leadership…and engagement…isn’t always immediately felt upon creating the board or recruiting the new board member. As with many great things, […]

Charitable Giving…A Wise Investment

by pete on February 23, 2015 · 0 comments

Originally posted on 12/6/08 at http://parkerdevelopment.wordpress.com/2008/12/02/charitable-giv…ise-investment/ and featured in a December 2008 of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly.

Seven tips for fundraising success

by pete on May 13, 2014

  Raising funds for charitable organizations can be difficult; certainly time-consuming. It’s a patient process, requiring considerable research, planning, and organization. The word “development” is a perfect fit to the process an organization goes through to generate a meaningful contribution. When it comes to raising funds for your organizations, here’s a handful of tips to consider […]

Conducting annual board evaluations is an ideal solution to strengthening charitable boards and their organizations. For some organizations, they can be difficult to plan, cumbersome to coordinate, and last minute activities. To ease the burden and, more importantly, deliver a clear understanding of board leadership, we’ve designed a board analysis survey tool entitled BoardCheck. BoardCheck targets a […]

In a partnership formed Pete (our managing partner) and two other corporate and philanthropic leaders, a new career solutions company was created. Greek Ladders is a resource for college students seeking information and connections to properly launch their careers. Simultaneously, businesses and charities leverage the Greek Ladders network to identify ideal candidates for their internship […]

Summer has been extremely busy for the NPcatalyst team. Rather than spend the warm months surfing waves in the Pacific or backpacking along the Tahoe Rim Trail, we’ve been serving clients and connecting with corporate and charitable leaders across the country. This past weekend was spent in Tucson, where we met with numerous non-profit officials, […]

On the first of this month, we issued an offer to conduct a complimentary board assessment for interested non-profit organizations. There are no restrictions, such as size, location, or sector of the organization. Our desire was to celebrate the start of the new fiscal period with something of benefit to organizations, by showcasing our BoardCheck service. […]