Tag Archives: nonprofits

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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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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A fundraiser’s resume: What it should always include

We absolutely agree with Linda Spencer‘s post on her Living for Purpose blog about what every fundraiser’s resume should include. Our firm reviews numerous resumes for major gift officer and executive director positions, and far too often they lack some of these basic elements. This is a terrific primer for anyone looking at polishing a resume in preparation for a job […]

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Simple tips for social media use for non-profits

I’ve had several conversations in recent weeks with non-profit board members and executives wrestling with how to utilize social media in their fundraising efforts. They almost universally know they need to do something, but they don’t necessarily know what or how. As the success of the recent “Big Day of Giving” on May 6 illustrates, social […]

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Planning the future of Filoli

Ascend Partners Group’s Dr. Paul Lanning facilitated the first of three planned community conversations with stakeholders at Filoli yesterday, focusing on the future of the historic country estate located in Woodside, CA. This is the start of a strategic planning process that will include plans for the estate’s Centennial Celebration as well as fund development and […]

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