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Capital Campaigns

How to Prepare for Capital Campaign Success

How to Prepare for Capital Campaign Success

The key to your successful capital campaign is sitting in your boardroom. However, I cannot tell you if they’re ready. Sometimes I meet with ministry leaders that have forgotten the incredible opportunity the board has to impact their organization in tangible and profound ways. Many times, our boards get so focused on the day to day and other board duties. And we forget they were assembled to protect the mission and lead your organization to its fulfillment. Have you forgotten what ...Read more »
King David Does a Capital Campaign

King David Does a Capital Campaign

David used a capital campaign for the Building of the Temple in 1 Chronicles to capture the hearts of the entire nation of Israel. Is your organization capturing hearts and inspiring people to join your cause because they believe in what you are doing? Are you still inspired by what you are doing? Sometimes I wonder if we have gotten comfortable, or afraid, or maybe even worse, apathetic. We do things that we can attain, we shoot for goals that are too low. It seems we’ve forgotten ho ...Read more »
How to Be a Courageous Leaders Like David

How to Be a Courageous Leaders Like David

We live in an economy of fear and uncertainty. An economy that tempts us to be afraid as well; an economy that taunts us when we think about generating excitement and slows us from starting a capital campaign. I want to remind you to be strong and courageous. Remember that we serve a God that is not bound by our economy and a Savior who is never unsure about our future. Take heart, and do not give up! I know that it is challenging right now, but often where there is fear, there is also great op ...Read more »
Building Results without a Capital Campaign

Building Results without a Capital Campaign

Do you have projects to accomplish, but are not quite ready to launch a capital campaign? Capital campaigns can be both overwhelming and sometimes unnecessary. Thinking outside of the box can give you a boost and bring some real fun and excitement back to your team and your donors. “Advocace is helping us move forward with a major gift program, along with keeping our annual fund growing,” says Bill Sammons General Manager at WKNZ-88.7 The Bridge. Where do you start? Make a projec ...Read more »
Is Your Organization Ready for a Capital Campaign?

Is Your Organization Ready for a Capital Campaign?

Answering this question honestly is the first step to pre-campaign preparation. I have worked with many organizations that have identified the need and then have jumped straight into the campaign. While I am encouraged by their eagerness and hard work, I would much rather see them get a strong rate of return on their efforts, even if it takes them a bit longer to get started. So, before we start any campaign, I always make sure we are able to answer seven questions. If we are not able to, we ...Read more »
David Builds a Temple

David Builds a Temple

And he uses a capital campaign to capture the hearts of an entire nation. Are your campaigns accomplishing that? Is your organization capturing hearts, inspiring people to join your cause because they believe in what you are doing, why you are doing it, and they want to be a part of it? Are you still inspired by what you are doing? Sometimes I wonder if we have gotten comfortable, or afraid, or maybe worse, maybe we’ve become apathetic. We do things that we can attain, we shoot for goal ...Read more »
Be Prepared on the Right Side of the Campaign

Be Prepared on the Right Side of the Campaign

With a little thought and preparedness on this side of a campaign, organizations can be ready for success. With only partial preparedness, things will be harder than they need to be and results can be crippling. I do not believe I am overstating the importance that feasibility studies need to be used for both their external revelations and their internal insight. External data will give your organization important information about the readiness of the community toward your campaign and it sho ...Read more »
Capital Results Without a Capital Campaign!

Capital Results Without a Capital Campaign!

Do you have projects to accomplish, but are not quite ready to launch a capital campaign? Capital campaigns can be both overwhelming and unnecessary. Thinking outside of the box can give you a boost and bring some real fun and excitement back to your team and your donors. Where do you start? Make a project list, or better yet, a “wish list”. Don’t be shy – put everything on it, items that are $10 or $10 million dollars. Think little and big, what things would be benefic ...Read more »
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