Press Release

Breakthrough Major Gift for Convergence, Inc. - raises more money for small nonprofits

Cambridge, Massachusetts – March 29, 2011 – The results are in! is helping nonprofits launch successful major gift programs. A groundbreaking $200,000 plus gift to Convergence, Inc. is proof positive.

Convergence is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit that brings together key stakeholders with divergent points of view to find creative yet practical solutions to national problems as varied as the diabetes epidemic and U.S.–Muslim relations. Using consensus-building and conflict resolution strategies, Convergence creates dialogue, and action, among groups who might ordinarily be spending millions lobbying against one another.

“We have received significant corporate and foundation support, but our business model also calls for individual major gifts,” said Robert J. Fersh, President, Convergence. “ kicked our major gift program into high gear,” adds Fersh. President Diane Remin says, “It is very satisfying to see an organization like Convergence, which is taking a fresh approach to some of our country’s biggest issues, build its revenue base. For smaller nonprofits, gifts of $5,000 and $10,000 are significant; $100,000 or more is cause for celebration.”

Everything at revolves around soliciting major gifts.  “We are totally results-oriented—from how our program is designed and delivered to how we get paid,” notes Remin. focuses on nonprofits with annual operating budgets in the $250,000 to $5M range. Depending on their donor base, these organizations will likely secure major gifts between $10,000 and $250,000. The company’s services and performance-based pricing echo their commitment to smaller nonprofits.

For more information, visit or call 888 820-0620. Or visit Convergence, Inc. at or call 202 419-3951.

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