Capital Campaigns

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...

Is a Capital Campaign a Good Idea for Your Organization?
March 28, 2019 at 11:51 am

Your space is cramped. You have two desks jammed in a room the size of a janitorial closet. There is nowhere to meet clients or donors that presents a professional face of the organization. Someone just gifted your nonprofit a piece of property upon which you could build a brand-new facility with all the extras...

Bind Your Campaign and Donors Together By Finding Shared Values
March 4, 2019 at 12:37 pm

Having conversations about core values will help shape the future of your organization. And publicly posting what you come up with will help keep your organization’s values alive—even if that just means putting some Post-Its on the wall!...

A Revolutionary Model for Capital Campaign Fundraising
February 4, 2019 at 11:54 am

The capital campaign industry has been operating more or less the same way for nearly a century. But now, fueled by the Internet, the traditional models are being replaced by new, more efficient systems and practices...

5 Tips to Make Complex Capital Campaign Meetings Work
January 7, 2019 at 12:27 pm

Complex capital campaign meetings are the new normal. In fact, it’s becoming rare to be part of a meeting where everyone is sitting around the same table. Some people attend in person. Others phone in. And yet, others attend via video conference.