Case Study: Boys & Girls Club of the Cedar Valley Capital Campaign

The Challenge The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley serves families with some of the lowest income levels in the state of Iowa with 75 percent living under the poverty level. This requires specialized programs for children and teens that address a broad range of concerns from basic health, nutrition and safety to academic tutoring and behavioral mentoring. It also requires adequate facilities and a plan for financial stability. The Boys & Girls Clubs’ aging facilities and physical infrastructure limited the number of [...]

2018-07-16T19:38:53+00:00July 2nd, 2018|

Case Study: Beckman Catholic High School Capital Campaign

The Challenge Beckman Catholic High School was struggling with declining enrollment, competition from public schools, aging facilities, and a need to expand its geographic reach. They realized they needed a capital campaign to bolster their endowment, strengthen the school’s brand, and address its declining physical infrastructure. However, many people there were haunted by the memory of a capital campaign attempt a decade earlier, which had been a difficult struggle. But when they began talks with ACB, we were able to work with Beckman to identify [...]

2018-06-08T11:57:57+00:00June 8th, 2018|

Be the Star

Gold, frankincense, and myrrh – the gifts of the wise men. They followed the Star of Bethlehem to guide them. No GPS. No Siri. It wasn’t an easy journey, but they made it successfully and took their esteemed place in history. Time, talent, and treasure – the gifts your board members have to offer. Board members don’t always know the way. Your role is to be the star that guides them, illuminates their path. The board has a common series of roles and responsibilities: Review [...]

2016-09-12T09:54:38+00:00July 9th, 2016|