Capital Campaigns

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.

Capital Campaign Consultants Have a Dirty Little Secret
July 15, 2019 at 12:21 pm

Have you ever wondered how capital campaign consultants figure out how much money your organization can raise for your campaign? Do you ever wonder if their assessments are wrong? Let me tell you a dirty little secret...

3 Tried-and-True Practices to Cut Through the Capital Campaign Logjam
June 17, 2019 at 11:38 am

Are you stuck in the mud, tired of looking at spreadsheets, organizing committees and writing your case for support? Does it feel like there’s never enough time to actually contact your donors? Do you feel like you’re not ready enough? Like you don’t have enough time? Like you’re not even sure who to contact?...

3 Most Common Capital Campaign Worries and How to Defeat Them
May 23, 2019 at 10:14 am

Over the last few decades, I’ve spoken with hundreds of people about their biggest fears of getting ready for a capital campaign. While I could make a list of campaign anxieties longer than your arm, three concerns come up again and again...