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Howard C. Benson

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

National Community Development Services Inc

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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 funding ...more

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NCDS Team

Howard C. Benson
Founder and Chief Executive Officer


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Howard Benson, National Community Development Services, Inc., Atlanta, GA


NCDS Published Reports and White Papers

In 1977, a young Chamber of Commerce executive named Howard Benson saw a need to help communities raise big money for bold initiatives that couldn't be funded through membership dues, sponsorships, or other traditional sources.
He founded NCDS, which has helped establish the multi-year strategic initiative and public-private partnerships as customary and preferred approaches for community and economic development organizations. Having raised over $1.7 billion...


NCDS Team

Howard C. Benson
Staff Member Photo Howard C. Benson Founder and Chief Executive Officer Executive Managers 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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Howard C. Benson
Chief Executive Officer National Community Development Services, Inc. Mr. Benson is CEO and founder of National Community Development Services, Inc. headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. NCDS is a 50-employee firm that pioneered the trend which enabled local communities to develop and fund strategic initiatives that have propelled most of them into the front ranks of successful communities in their regions. Recent statistics show that NCDS client communities have experienced 5-year growth rates of 11.6% versus the U.S. average of 4.4%. Before starting NCDS, Howard served for five years as a senior executive of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce where he directed the very successful Forward Atlanta Program. Prior to that, he was on the staff of the Jacksonville, Florida Chamber in a similar capacity. He began his economic development career in Live Oak, Florida, a rural community of 18,000 population in 1967 after graduation from Brevard College. Howard is a board member of the International Economic Development Council, American Association of Fundraising Counsel (the Giving Institute) and, he is an advisor to the American Chamber Executives Association. He has written for economic development and chamber journals and is a frequent presenter at economic and community development conferences.


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