Open Doors by Mary Moss

Oct 25, 2016 | All Posts, Campaign Counsel, Client Highlights, From The Partners

Walking up to the new Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral (Catholic Diocese of Raleigh) dedication on July 26th, I was humbled and reflective. How had it come to be that I could cross the transom of those beautiful doors on this special day?  A Ravenscroft parent and Cathedral leader remembered me from earlier days and thought our firm could help them complete their fundraising.  And, that we did, helping them toward a $46 million final result.  We met with the Bishop and his team regularly as we helped chart a path of success for them during the last years of their campaign.  On that July day, I was in awe of this gorgeous addition to our community which will support the growing Catholic population in this Diocese, and moss+ross was honored to have been their fundraising partner.

Similarly, at SECU Family House in Chapel Hill, where moss+ross has been engaged for years, I harken back to the first time I walked through their welcoming front doors where patients and their families find comfort and seek respite as they seek world-class healthcare at UNC Hospitals.  Once again, earlier relationships propelled someone to pick up the phone and call me. Since then, we have provided interim staffing in communications and fundraising, search services for the Executive Director, staff coaching, two feasibility studies, and campaign counsel. When they went public with their $8 million campaign on September 29th to double the size of the House, our moss+ross team proudly sponsored a table and toasted to the day more families will be served.

UNC Chapel Hill is no different. As alumni, Susan and I are honored to have been engaged by University Development and 21 schools and units.  Many years ago, a door opened to us through a prior connection, and since then we have been involved across campus with planning and goal setting for the $4.25 billion capital campaign which went public on October 6th.

As consultants, when the phone rings about new business, it is almost entirely due to our community connections, either directly or indirectly through our personal and professional networks.  Within our tapestry of relationships, we meet new friends and are inspired to answer new community needs, not just through Susan and me but with our 18 associates, who also open doors around the Triangle.

At the end of each engagement, it is not about what happened when we walked through the doors, but how we have empowered our clients when we walk out again.  We have helped approximately 140 clients since our founding, most of whom hire us multiple times.  We believe that means we have left them stronger than when we arrived, which is our goal.  We love walking through the same doors over and over again.

Our doors are open to you.  If you are seeking expert counsel, contact us and we will see how our firm can help you achieve your goals.  This community is our canvas, and we are continuing to paint a brighter future for the nonprofits in our region.