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Client:
University City Science Center

Describing the University City Science Center as the oldest and largest urban research park in the United States is correct, but it really doesn’t do it justice. The Science Center is also a dynamic hub for innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology development in the Greater Philadelphia region … a fact that wasn’t clear to potential funders.

Service Offerings
Fundraising Strategy
Brand Positioning & Messaging
Business Development Support
Marketing science? It’s an art.
The Need
The University City Science Center needed an integrated, organization-wide fundraising plan and strategic counsel on development efforts.
The Insight
This place is way too innovative for a traditional fundraising campaign.
The Solution
We developed a comprehensive fundraising plan that included working with the Science Center to convert their “resident companies” to members and alumni by asking the question “If not for the Science Center…..” – yielding an entirely new target audience for the Science Center to work with.
Beyond Communications
Grimm & Grove leveraged its network to introduce the University City Science Center to a broad array of talent in the area, giving it the skilled personnel it needed to be successful.
The Result

The fundraising activities were a complete success, including hosting a completely sold out 50th AnniversaryCelebration. The Center grew in other ways, too, including naming a new Vice President of Development and creating an Innovators Walk of Fame.

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