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National Community Development Services , Inc.

6300 Powers Ferry Road Suite 600-165

Atlanta, Georgia 30339

United States

Company Description

Founded in 1977 by Howard Benson, NCDS is the leading, most established provider of fundraising campaigns for chambers of commerce and economic and community development groups all over North America. NCDS pioneered the multi-year Strategic Initiative fun ... more

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Affiliations

Board Member
International Economic Development Council

Board Member
Economic Development Corporation

Active Member
American Chamber Executives Association

Board Member
AAFRC Trust for Philanthropy

Board Member
Giving USA Foundation

Board Member
The American Association of Fundraising Counsel Inc

Atlanta Member
TEC Inc

Board Member
IEDC

Representative
Concho Valley Council

Representative
Texas Southwest Council

Education

Academy of Organization Management at Notre Dame

Brevard College

Institute for Organization Management at the University of Georgia

University of Georgia Institute for Organization Management

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Founded in 1977 by Howard Benson, NCDS is the leading, most experienced provider of fundraising campaigns for chambers of commerce, economic and community development organizations across the United States.


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Howard C. Benson Founder/Chief Executive Officer
As chief executive officer of NCDS, Howard's role is to assure that "team NCDS" provides excellent service to every client. He leads a 50-person group of highly motivated fundraising and community development professionals working with some of the nation's most respected non-profit organizations.
Before founding NCDS in 1977, Howard served for five years as a senior executive of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce where he directed the funding of the groundbreaking Forward Atlanta economic development program. Prior to that he was a staff executive of the Jacksonville, Florida Chamber in a similar capacity. He began his community development career in 1967 as executive director of a chamber of commerce in a northeast Florida community of 18,000 population. He is a graduate of Brevard College and the University of Georgia Institute for Organization Management and the Academy of Organization Management at Notre Dame.
Always an innovator in the field of community development fundraising, Howard established the Economic Strategy Center as an affiliate of NCDS in 1993 to provide certifiable return on investment data to donor/investors in NCDS clients' campaigns. He raised the bar in solicitation strategy by making ProCallĀ® the firm's standard campaign strategy, wherein NCDS professionals take the lead in prospect solicitations.


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Founded in 1977 by Howard Benson, NCDS is the leading, most established provider of fundraising campaigns for chambers of commerce and economic and community development groups all over North America.


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Howard Benson, CEO of National Community Development Services, Inc. (NCDS), the Atlanta-based fundraising firm that helped both Wingfield's and Garner's organizations raise their program money, isn't surprised they've seen good results. "Unquestionably, getting the private sector engaged is critical not only to raising big money, but to economic success as well," he said.

Benson, who has worked with more than 300 economic development organizations since 1978, explained that there are several keys to raising large amounts of funds. The programs need to be bold and aggressive, with defined timeframes. The organization also must be held accountable for results. "Money is always available to get specific goals accomplished that have a clear return on dollars invested," Benson explained. This principle applies in large and small communities alike.
"It makes sense, doesn't it? Few businesses want to write a checkfax to email servicemoraira property service tobusiness secured credit card a department of city or county government," Benson said.
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Benson agrees that times have gotten a bit tougher for economic development fundraising, but emphasizes that as approached by smart, aggressive practitioners, who aren't afraid to shake up the proverbial status quo, these public/private collaborations are wise investments.
"Come to think of it, if Warren Buffet hears about these go-go economic development operations, he just might want to invest a few million," Benson said.

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