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Mahan assumes role of Managing Partner

Richard Mahan, one of three founders of Ascend Partners Group, has recently returned to the firm as its Managing Partner.  From June 2012 until October 2015, Mahan was “of counsel” to the firm after being appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the position of Director of Sales & Marketing for the California State Lottery.  During his […]

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Ascend Partners Group co-founder to lead advancement efforts at San Jose State University

Ascend Partners Group​’s Managing Partner, Dr. Paul Lanning, has been named Vice President for University Advancement and CEO of the Tower Foundation at San Jose State University. He takes on this new role June 15. “I’m excited to move back to my hometown and join the leadership team at San Jose State,” Lanning stated. “It’s […]

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RPR Fundraising relaunches as Ascend Partners Group, LLC

Consulting firm to non-profits merges with The Richard Mahan Group; New associates join professional team. RPR Fundraising, LLC has merged with the Richard Mahan Group effective March 1, 2015.  The newly combined consulting agency has been renamed Ascend Partners Group, LLC, reflecting the firm’s professional expertise in assisting non-profit organizations in growing and expanding their business […]

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Fund development/marketing/communications roles available in Northern California

Two of our clients are seeking up-and-coming professionals to take on terrific new roles in their respective organizations. One is a mid-career role with tremendous upside; the other is a first step for a professional headed out of school and into the workforce. Director of Fund Development and Marketing, United Cerebral Palsy of San Joaquin, Calaveras […]

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The chase for corporate support

Just about every organization we work with of late has been seeking answers to a seemingly universal question in the non-profit community: “How do we attract more corporate support?” A fair question, but not when it comes at the exclusion of others, such as, “How do we increase annual giving from individuals?” Or, “How do we […]

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