Capital Campaigns

One Important Way to Draw Your Donors Closer
October 1, 2019 at 11:01 am

People don’t give because they have money — they give because they’re committed to your mission, and they believe in what you’re trying to accomplish. So, it stands to reason that you should never ask anyone for a big gift until they know your mission.

How to Treat Big Donors After They Give a Major Gift
August 26, 2019 at 11:43 am

In the capital campaign business, the focus is on raising a great deal of money from a relatively few donors. And it’s all too common for staff members and volunteers to focus their attention exclusively on getting those major gifts.

3 Action Steps to Ramp Up Your Capital Campaign
August 19, 2019 at 11:57 am

Are you completely buried in spreadsheets and committees, and your case for support? Are you so stuck in the weeds that you don’t have enough time to actually contact your donors? The same donors who will make or break your capital campaign? Are you even sure who to contact?

How 1 Challenge Grant Saved This Capital Campaign
August 5, 2019 at 12:57 pm

A rural public district hospital in the Tri-Cities area of Washington found its capital campaign stalled. This campaign conducted 10 years ago was important. It was launched to expand and improve the hospital’s emergency department to better meet the needs of its growing community.

Do Major Gifts Suffer From Capital Campaigns?
July 29, 2019 at 11:54 am

Some people worry that major gifts will suffer in the years after a capital campaign. But it’s simply not true! Remember, very few things move in simple straight lines. That’s true of human motivation, growth patterns and, yes, even the way people give.