January 2020 was full of anticipation for MMS Advancement Associates and our clients. Together, we were busy developing fundraising strategies for operational support, major gifts, and capital campaigns. But the year didn’t progress as planned once COVID arrived. By the end of March, the nonprofit sector was racing to respond to the shifting needs of…

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Marcella Moyer Schick, ACFRE, and Rev. Aaron J. Anderson, MA, M.Ed., CEO/Head of School, Logos Academy and Otto Monroy, CFRE and MBA Candidate, Vice President of Advancement, Logos Academy, will present a session at the 2019 Capital Conference on October 1, 2019. They will speak on “First Things First: Positioning for a Successful Capital Campaign.”…

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Marcella Moyer Schick, ACFRE, and Joan Mummert and Terri Altland of the York County History Center, will present a session at the 2018 Capital Conference on September 26, 2018. They will speak on Adapting Tried and True Strategies to your Unique Capital Campaign. There are seven key ingredients of a successful capital campaign: 1) Visibility…

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Marcella Moyer Schick, ACFRE, and Susan Nenstiel of the Lower Macungie Library, will present a session at the Lehigh Valley Philanthropy Institute on May 16, 2018. They will speak on Adapting Tried and True Strategies to your Unique Capital Campaign.   There are seven key ingredients of a successful capital campaign: 1) Visibility and a strong reputation;…

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Planning to attend the LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo in New Orleans? MMS Advancement Associates, in partnership with United Church Homes and Services, will present a session on Engaging Stakeholders for a Successful Capital Campaign. Join us Wednesday November 1st at 8 am.  Learn how UCHS engaged key stakeholders to set the stage for major…

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Considering a Capital Campaign? Join us for an interactive workshop designed for CEOs, board volunteers and fundraising staff! Monday, September 26, 2016 8:30 am – 1:30 pm Location:  St. Mary’s Hall @ Holy Family Manor, 1200 Spring Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 Cost:  $40 per person for one or two attendees, $100 for a team of 3. Additional…

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There’s been good news amidst the gloom and doom that dominates public rhetoric these days. Here are some highlights…   Charitable giving will grow in 2016 and 2017.  Fundraising campaigns are on the rise and driving success.  Research is giving teeth to relationship building efforts.  Giving is expected to increase 4.1 percent in 2016 and…

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United Church Homes and Services began informing and engaging donors and volunteers more than two years before launching its $3.6 million capital campaign for Abernethy Laurels. We talked with Nancy Beard, CFRE, President, UCHS Foundation, to learn about her experience. When did you start engaging donors in preparation for your campaign? We started with a…

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Congratulations to FAC’s Development Planning Retreat Raffle Prize Winner!   Late September, Judy Barberich and I participated in the 2015 Collaborative Conference, a new joint venture between AFP Central Pennsylvania Chapter, PANO and the Susquehanna Valley Planned Giving Council. More than 300 participants came together to share resources and tools that aim for community impact. For Judy…

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