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Advancement & Campaign Consulting



We partner with you to extend existing resources and new opportunities for optimizing operations, assessing CRM 

solutions, maximizing constituent engagement and launching campaigns.


We are experts in examining how data is shared while leveraging the use of technology and best practices to inform strategy.  We help you promote innovation to support transforming organizations. 



Wayne Combs, MBA, EdD is a leader in 

advancement and campaign management

with 30 years of experience implementing

programs and technology solutions including both education and healthcare institutions supporting campaigns up to 6 billion dollars. 


Dr. Combs teaches in the Organizational

Change and Leadership doctoral program at

USC Rossier School of Education on Creativity and Innovation, Strategic Communications, and Economics and Finance.  


In support of philanthropy, Dr. Combs presents on emerging trends while serving on the board of the Association of Advancement Services Professionals, Faculty for the AHP Madison Institute, and as Chair/Faculty for CASE.



Advancement Assessment

Extend Business Systems & Operations


Leveraging CRM Solutions

Achieve Full Resource Potential


Campaign Counsel

Plan, Prepare & Reach Aspirations


Development Program Review

Capture Pivotal Opportunities


Training & Coaching

Target Strategic Talent Management


  • Campaign readiness assessment

  • Campaign messaging and communications strategy

  • Donor engagement model

  • Gift compliance and gift management evaluation

  • Business operations and information systems audit

  • Institutional constituents and volunteer positioning strategy

  • University-wide alumni survey to capture data and analytics

  • Training and mentoring programs

  • Financial planning and reporting

  • Management strategies for key performance indicators

Strategic Partners


Highland Fundraising Solutions, LLC
is a full-service consulting firm that specializes in database optimization to meet the development needs of non-profit organizations.  
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eAdvancement Services

Lynne D. Becker, Principal, consults and collaborates with organizations as well as individuals providing comprehensive services for fundraising specializing in change management and organizational behavior opportunities.  Contact at 301-633-6992.



Dr. Wayne Combs, Principal

W. Combs & Associates

PO Box 2314

Pasadena, CA  91102


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