Resources

May 8, 2021
Increasing Employee Retention with Special Projects

Begin Transcript: Hello! This is Ken Jones, CVO of Above Goal The topic for this mini briefing is Building a Culture of Philanthropy and this will probably be my shortest briefing for the season. Here is my idea. It's totally untested, but if you want to talk about it call me and we'll talk about […]

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May 8, 2021
Building a Culture of Philanthropy

          Begin Transcript: Hello! This is Ken Jones, CVO of Above Goal The topic for this mini briefing is Building a Culture of Philanthropy and this will probably be my shortest briefing for this season. Here is my idea. It's totally untested, but if you want to talk about it call […]

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May 8, 2021
Authentic & Fearless Nonprofit Executive Leadership

            Begin Transcript: Hello! This is Ken Jones, CVO of Above Goal The topic for this mini briefing is Authentic & Fearless Nonprofit Executive Leadership and important topic in our sector. On your screen are 10 traits that I think make a great leader. First, they understand the tiny and […]

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May 8, 2021
99% of the work is before your campaign

Begin Transcript: Hello! This is Ken Jones, CVO of Above Goal The topic for this mini briefing is 99% of the work is before your campaign. I'm going to give you 10 seconds to guess why I have chosen this picture as the centerpiece for this topic. <silence> I'm going to cut back in. It's […]

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May 8, 2021
Should we rethink traditional moves management? – Part 2

Introduction In Part 1, Ken was left wondering about other fundraising streams that bring in a lot of revenue for many nonprofits (e.g. direct mail, special events). Can moves management help with fundraising from less relationship centered fundraising streams? Ken and Ellen continue the conversation below. Conversation Hi Ellen- Thanks for breaking down the idea […]

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May 8, 2021
Should we rethink traditional moves management? – Part 3

Introduction After getting more clarity on how major gift officer and development directors should focus on the "contributor’s giving behavior rather than by the officer’s “getting” activities", in Part 2, Ken and Ellen conclude the conversation with a short conversation about capital campaigns and how consultants can better serve their clients. Conversation Ellen, I get it! This […]

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May 8, 2021
Review – Feasibility Studies: An Essential Practice or Unnecessary Expense?

On Wednesday, Andrea Kihlstedt from Capital Campaign Masters hosted a great conversation about feasibility studies. The webinar featured Tim Winkler and Jim Bush of The Winkler Group and Jon Yarian from Sea Change. The format was meant to be a debate about whether studies are an essential practice or unnecessary expense. A sizable number of capital campaign consultants were […]

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May 8, 2021
What we’re learning about Dioceses and Archdioceses

Above Goal is in the midst of a research project focusing on the trends of capital campaigns in Catholic church fundraising, with a particular focus on dioceses and archdioceses. We’ve also been looking at your performance (as consultants) in the marketplace and the services you offer to the Catholic sector compared to your peers. We’re taking […]

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May 8, 2021
Identifying Campaign Prospects – Donor Analytics from Simple to Sophisticated

Our latest blog post is from Amanda Jarman from www.fundraisingnerd.com. As a consultant, you are probably inundated with data at the beginning of a capital campaign. Amanda offers some suggestions for how you might manage through this data using common donor analytics. Identifying sufficient prospective donors is critical to capital campaign success. It can be […]

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May 8, 2021
Manage prospect-related tasks in our new layout

Managing prospect-related campaign tasks and activities made possible with a new redesign Above Goal strives to take the administrative work out of managing capital campaigns so you can spend time connecting with campaign donors and committee members. Currently, activities in Above Goal are great for keeping track of cultivation and solicitation tasks that the campaign […]

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