Experience: Campaign Management & Other Services

POWER 10 team members have managed more than 70 capital / major fundraising campaigns, raised more than $250 million, and averaged more than 100% of goal. We have worked with chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, libraries, hospitals, museums, theaters, Boy Scout Councils and other community non-profit organizations.

The following comprise a representative sample of organizations with which team members have worked:

Lake Lanier Olympic Park

Renovation and expansion of rowing/paddling venue and public park
Gainesville, GA

Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce

Chamber / economic development program
Bedford, VA


Lead private sector economic development organization
Louisville, KY


Lead economic development organization
DeKalb County, GA

Cherokee Office of Economic Development

Lead economic development organization
Cherokee County, GA

Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce

Lead economic development organization
Killeen, TX

World Business Chicago

Lead economic development organization
Chicago, IL

Ensley Junction

Downtown redevelopment project – park, mixed income housing, health center, entrepreneurial center
Ensley, AL

Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce / Prosper Northern Colorado

Champion for business, the regional economy and the greater Fort Collins community
Fort Collins, CO


Lead economic and community development organization
Redmond, WA

Gwinnett Chamber / Partnership Gwinnett (2 campaigns)

Lead economic development organization
Duluth, GA

Vulcan Park & Museum

Iconic statue, park and history museum (Visioning Client)
Birmingham, AL

Junior Achievement of Alabama

Construction of JA Biztown and JA Finance Park / Development Audit Client
Birmingham, AL

Jefferson County Economic Development Consortium / Glacial Heritage Development Partnership

Regional economic development partnership (Feasibility Study and Executive Search Client)
Jefferson, WI

Knox Regional Development Alliance

Regional economic development alliance – preserve / protect military value of Ft. Knox
Elizabethtown, KY

Rome Floyd Chamber of Commerce (formerly Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce)

Lead economic development organization
Rome, GA

Business Development Corporation Of Van Wert

Business-Driven Economic Development Organization focused on land, construction, and financing incentives
Van Wert, OH

Johns Creek Advantage (2 campaigns)

Lead economic development organization in Johns Creek
Johns Creek, GA

Clayton County Chamber of Commerce

Lead business and economic / community development organization (Executive Search and Strategic Planning Client)
Jonesboro, GA

Cancer Survivors Park Alliance

Cancer Survivors Park – signature project designed to engage, educate, empower and enhance the lives of patients and caregivers
Downtown Greenville, SC

Railroad Park Foundation

Multi-year Initiative to take Railroad Park’s programming and impact to the next level
Birmingham, AL

21st Century Partnership

Regional economic development partnership – preserve / protect military value of Robins Air Force Base
Warner Robins, GA

Huntsville Public Library

Major new library branch to serve South Huntsville
Huntsville, AL

Vestavia Hills Parks and Recreation Foundation

Award winning sports park and passive recreation space
Vestavia Hills, AL

Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce (Navigating Good to Great Foundation)

Economic / community development initiative
Columbia, SC

Pensacola Chamber of Commerce

Lead economic development organization
Pensacola, FL

Georgia Chamber of Commerce

Economic development and business advocacy
Atlanta, GA

Operation New Birmingham (renamed REV Birmingham)

Downtown development initiative
Birmingham, AL

Coastal Gateway Economic Development Association

Regional / multi-county economic development partnership
Brewton, AL

Mercer County Chamber of Commerce

Lead economic development organization
Mercerville, NJ

Greater St. Louis Area Council, BSA

Major renovations to camps
St. Louis, MO

Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce

Lead economic development organization
Chattanooga, TN

Van Wert County Hospital

New state-of-the-art Emergency Department
Van Wert, OH

Durham Chamber of Commerce

Lead economic development organization
Durham, NC

World Water Relief

Expanded delivery of water filtration systems and related (in Haiti and the DR)
Atlanta, GA

Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center

Johns Creek, GA



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  • “The POWER 10 team did a superb job managing our search for a new chamber executive!  The entire team (Sean, Amity and Kathryn) was professional, efficient and extremely well organized; making wise use of our volunteer leaders’ time  commitment on our search committee.  Most importantly, by leveraging POWER 10, the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce was able to hire an experienced candidate everyone felt confident was the right person to  lead the Chamber in moving forward.  I would highly recommend POWER 10 to any chamber of commerce, nonprofit or other organization considering an executive search.”
    Clayton Chamber Of Commerce
    Charlene Craig
    Board Chair, Clayton County Chamber Senior Vice President Not-for Profit & Government, SunTrust
  • “Would I recommend POWER 10 for a fundraising drive? Absolutely! Having been involved in various fundraising efforts for the last 40 years, I have to say POWER 10 is head and shoulders above its competitors. Click HERE for more feedback on POWER 10 from Campaign Leaders.”

    Van Wert Business Development Corporation
    Patrick J. Ryan
    Van Wert BDC Campaign Co-Chair
  • “Amity Farrar, Sean Mikula, and the entire team at POWER 10 did a fantastic job for us.  The numbers prove my case. Under POWER 10’s management, we raised nearly 50% more than we had during our previous campaign.  That’s right – 50%! An increase of that magnitude is a major deal in these economic times or in any other. I know POWER 10 would be quick to give credit to our staff and to the businesses in our community for their leadership in taking our program to the next level, but I personally attribute much of our success to POWER 10’s professionalism in managing the tiniest details of our campaign, their integrity, and their day-to-day proactive leadership. We fully intend to hire POWER 10 to manage our next campaign and I highly recommend them to my peers in the economic development industry and beyond.”

    Capital Campaign Client - Partnership Gwinnett
    Nick Masino
    Chief Economic Development Officer - Partnership Gwinnett & Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development
  • We interviewed a number of leading fundraising firms so we had high expectations when we hired POWER 10. And POWER 10 has exceeded those high expectations.

    Johns Creek Advantage Economic Development Campaign
    Neil Stevens
    Co-Chair, Johns Creek Advantage Campaign Executive VP & COO, KeyWorth Bank
  • One of the reasons I personally recommend Sean and the top-notch team at POWER 10 is that they are extremely effective at using economic and fiscal impact analysis – “hard” numbers – to make a compelling and persuasive case to potential funders. In this economy, this is more important than ever because competition for the philanthropic dollar is very tight.

    Georgia Tech Enterprises
    Juli Vaso Golemi
    Economist, Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute
  • POWER 10 produces results with integrity and at a great value. Starting with a feasibility study to ensure the success of a project, POWER 10 only proceeds if your fundraising goals can reasonably be accomplished… do yourself and your organization a big favor and hire POWER 10. You will not be disappointed.

    VW Hospital
    J. Andrew Czajkowski
    General Chair, Van Wert County Hospital Campaign
  • Capital campaigns can be very challenging… Sean immediately took charge, organizing the campaign to run efficiently and with as little staff involvement as possible… He communicated effectively with business, government and civic leaders at the highest levels, and most importantly, he motivated those people and organizations to give. We were delighted when we achieved our goal in less than the time expected.”

    Michael A. Calvert
    AICP, President (Retired), Operation New Birmingham
  • We selected POWER 10 because our community had worked with Sean in the past and we knew we could trust him and his firm to lead a successful campaign for us. In my view, trust is the most important thing in hiring outside fundraising counsel. Can you trust that they have the character and competence to do what they say they will? With POWER 10, the answer is an unqualified YES.

    Vestavia Hills Parks
    Steve Ammons
    Vestavia Hills City Council, Liaison to Parks and Recreation Foundation
  • Sean is a highly motivated self-starter who goes above and beyond as a fundraiser. He is very knowledgeable and personable which goes a long way with potential donors.

    Vestavia Hills Parks
    Brian Davis
    Director of Public Services for the City of Vestavia Hills, Alabama
  • I had the pleasure of working as the Campaign Coordinator for a large capital campaign Sean directed. Even then – early in his fundraising career – he had a tremendous ability to connect with and motivate top community leaders / volunteers / prospects to support the campaign. And Sean’s skills translated into great success in closing critical six and seven-figure gifts. I’ve been in this business for 10 years now and I could not recommend a better fundraising firm to exceed campaign goals.

    Bon Secours Health System
    Meg Riner
    Senior Development Officer at Bon Secours Health System