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DNS Mission Statement

We work relentlessly as partners with nonprofits to build organizational capacity in support of their mission,with the strength, expertise and integrity of our Professional staff and proven processes

Capital/Endowment Campaigns are conducted by nonprofits to:

  • Construct facilities and/or buy equipment
  • Renovate or expand existing facilities
  • Create or increase an endowment fund


A Capital/Endowment Campaign raises money to pay for facilities and equipment and to create a long-term sustainable source of income. The decision to conduct a campaign is based on the results of a Feasibility Study that indicates that it has potential to succeed. The DNS process has raised almost 1 Billion dollars for organizations since 1985.


The campaign is administered by DNS professionals who:

  • Assist your organization to identify community leaders who drive the campaign to success
  • Employ state-of-the-art research in donor and foundation prospecting and cultivation
  • Facilitate the process that creates campaign marketing tools
  • Train solicitors to be successful

Campaigns from $2,500,000 Above:

  • A campaign director works onsite as part of your campaign team to administer larger campaigns
  • Intranet-based tools support this full-service approach

 Campaigns under $2,500,000

  • A campaign director works onsite during critical phases of the campaign. The director provides 24/7 administration using innovative intranet project management and communications and the same process, tools, and training used in larger campaigns

What Do You Get?

Retaining DNS to conduct your Capital / Endowment Campaign provides you with:

  • Access to one of the most experienced and successful Capital / Endowment Development Firms in business today
  • Over 25 years of Capital / Endowment Campaign experience
  • Tried and tested processes and procedures
  • A tested consultant to provide onsite direction as well as a principle of DNS to provide overall supervision
  • A systematic approach to keep volunteers engaged, motivated, and on task
  • Access to trained professionals in a variety of nonprofit disciplines to anticipate any needs your campaign may have
  • Electronic oversight of the entire campaign by the DNS online tracking system
  • Resources that cover all areas of need your campaign may encounter
  • A track record of success with over 100 campaigns which have raised almost $1 billion dollars

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