Capital Campaign Volume 9: Who To Solicit First

Last month, in this series, I focused on the capital campaign development committee- you can read it by clicking here. This week we will move forward by focusing on who to solicit first. Hold on a sec, I need to turn on my ESP. Yes, without knowing any of your nonprofit’s specifics, I can tell … [Read more...]

Capital Campaign Asks- The Nonprofit Leaders Guide Vol. 8

The Nonprofit Leaders Guide for a Capital Campaign Volume 8: Who Will Make the Asks No series on capital campaigns can ignore the topic of the volunteer leaders who will be required to raise the funds. Who should be on a capital campaign development committee? You.  Yes, you, the person … [Read more...]

Guide to Capital Campaign Marketing Materials

The Nonprofit Leaders Guide for a Capital Campaign Volume 7: Marketing Materials Marketing materials work, as a whole, to offer the prospect information that will help inform their gift. Each piece - from a time table to gift pyramid and site page to a rendering, will help create the image and … [Read more...]

Feasibility Study Results

The Nonprofit Leaders Guide for a Capital Campaign Volume 6: Feasibility Study Results The feasibility results are in! (If you are unsure how we got to this point you can read the beginning of the series by clicking here). Does it show that you can have confidence in raising your $9.3 million … [Read more...]

The Nonprofit Leaders Guide for a Capital Campaign v.5: The Feasibility Study

When it comes to a feasibility study, some people think it is an essential tool for a capital campaign, and others think they are unnecessary, as “we know our donors and members, who will give and what will motivate them.”. Needless to say, we fall into the former category. This week, I will focus … [Read more...]

The Nonprofit Leaders Guide for a Capital Campaign Staff, Architects and Consultants

The Nonprofit Leaders Guide for a Capital Campaign Vol. 4 of 12: Capital Campaign Staffing, Consultants and Volunteers In Volume 3 of this series, How to Determine a Capital Campaign Goal, I wrote that personnel needs would include, “staffing to handle the organizational and financial … [Read more...]

Nonprofit Leaders Guide to Determine Capital Campaign Goals – Vol. 3 of 12

The Nonprofit Leaders Guide a Capital Campaign Vol. 3 of 12: How to Determine Capital Campaign Goals Last month in this series, The Nonprofit Leaders Guide to a Capital Campaign, I focused on defining your dream for the campaign. There is no capital campaign that can succeed without a clear … [Read more...]

Nonprofit Leaders Guide to a Capital Campaign: Defining the Dream – Vol. 2 of 12

Defining Your Capital Campaign Dream  –Volume 2 of 12 How do you build the bridge from the idea that you want to make improvements to your nonprofit’s physical space so that it serves your nonprofit more effectively to seeing the new space enhanced, made energy efficient and, even, the new … [Read more...]

The Nonprofit Leaders Guide to a Capital Campaign Vol. 1 of 12

Capital Campaigns, whether seeking $13 million or $1.3 million, are once in a generation opportunities for nonprofits. This massive undertaking requires a strong vision, a clear plan, an understanding of the necessary infrastructure, and the leadership who can guide a nonprofit from inception to … [Read more...]

Successful Capital Campaigns Help Create Community

Successful capital campaigns not only raise money...but also help create community For generations, Jewish life was experienced through congregational affiliation and community center participation. In post-World War II America, membership in a church or synagogue was expected—an American value and … [Read more...]