Capital Campaigns

The Orr Group: Campaigns—Changing the Game
November 16, 2018 at 12:26 pm

What kinds of things should nonprofits look at, and seek advice on, if they are considering embarking on a campaign? In this video, Orr Group leaders discuss three critical components: 1) the need for a big idea and a big vision to motivate and inspire donors 2) the value of a dynamic, authentic and credible…

Does Your Organization Have a Capital Campaign Moonshot? It Should.
November 6, 2018 at 12:21 pm

If one of your largest donors asked you what would transform your organization—what would “take it to the moon” in terms of helping more people and having more impact—would you have an answer? Though capital campaigns are usually more practically focused than that, if you’re in a capital campaign, you ought to have an answer to the question…

Why Your Capital Campaign May Be Failing
October 26, 2018 at 11:35 am

I went to the movies to see the movie, “First Man,” last weekend because I was interested in what happened July 20, 1969. This reminded me of a capital campaign...      

Want Some Luck For Your Capital Campaign? You Can Make it Happen
October 15, 2018 at 12:41 pm

I’m sure you’ve heard the expression, “Some people have all the luck.” And if you’re halfway reasonable, you wish you were one of those luck-struck folks—particularly if you’re working on a capital campaign...

10 Tips for Conducting Virtual Capital Campaign Meetings
September 17, 2018 at 12:04 pm

It’s a rare day that I don’t spend two hours or more on the phone coaching groups of three to six people as their organizations get ready for capital campaigns, which often involve virtual capital campaign meetings...

Organizing a Capital Campaign: The Essential How-to Guide
August 23, 2018 at 11:28 am

Your organization is working on a large project; maybe it’s a new building, a renovation or another ambitious undertaking. Projects like these are complicated, and one of the most important parts of the process is determining how to pay for it...

The Path to a Successful Campaign
August 14, 2018 at 10:37 am

What kinds of things should nonprofits look at, and seek advice on, if they are considering embarking on a campaign? In this video, Orr Group leaders discuss three critical components: 1) the need for a big idea and a big vision to motivate and inspire donors 2) the value of a dynamic, authentic and credible […]

Wealthy Donors (and the 'Ick' Factor)
August 6, 2018 at 12:36 pm

As you know, capital campaigns rely on very big gifts for their success. In most campaigns, 10 big gifts account for more than 50 percent of the campaign goal. So to have a successful capital campaign, you’ve got to be able get some very big gifts from a few wealthy donors...