Resources

May 8, 2021
12 Things You Need to Know if You’re Planning a Church Capital Campaign

When it comes to a church capital campaign, there are a few things that you need to know when you’re starting out. Unlike other capital campaigns, churches consist of people already invested in the ministry. While they already know about the ministry, they might not know why a church capital campaign is necessary. Consider these […]

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May 8, 2021
11 Questions and Answers About Capital Campaigns

Back to Basics If you’re new capital campaign planning, we understand that sometimes researching information on campaigns can feel like you’re reading a different language with all the terminology. In this article, we have put together some answers to come common questions to get you on your way to learning the lingo. What is a […]

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May 8, 2021
27 Capital Campaign Tips for Success

1. A capital campaign begins and ends with a solid case for support. When you’re preparing to launch your capital campaign, it’s important to make sure you have a solid case for support. This research will set the tone and give direction as you go through the quiet and public phase. A good case for […]

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May 8, 2021
Excel Formulas for your Capital Campaign

Ken's previous video presentation on "Common Capital Campaign Spreadsheet Mistakes" was so well received, that he had to do a follow-up video to cover some of the questions. In this video Ken covers the following 6 functions that will be useful to you in your use of Excel on your capital campaign. In addition to […]

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May 8, 2021
Table of Gifts and Gift Calculator

A Table of Gifts and Gift Range Calculator is perfect for helping you plan for annual fundraising, a new campaign, or a new program. The following video shows how you can use a Table of Gifts and Gift Range Calculator to figure out how to model your asks to be sure that you can meet […]

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May 8, 2021
Time Tracking Applications for Fundraising Consulting Firms

Time tracking applications can span a range of functionality from applications that only track time to those that take screenshots of desktops, have comprehensive reports, and allow invoicing clients and paying employees and contractors. There are also differences in the other applications they integrate with. This article does not try to cover all of the […]

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May 8, 2021
Losing Sleep

Any capital campaign how to manual will tell you that volunteers can plan an important role in raising significant dollars for a capital campaign. Here are 2 quick tips for how to optimize the productivity of your volunteers. 1. Recruit the right campaign volunteers. Be honest about what you need from them. If they are […]

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May 8, 2021
What is a capital campaign and 5 tips for success.

A capital campaign is an effort to raise a lot of money in a short amount of time for a special project. Think new building, new wing, new program, new endowment. It doesn’t always have to be new, but it usually is. When I was in my teens, my church raised money to build a […]

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May 8, 2021
How to run a church capital campaign?

Question: How do I run a church capital campaign? Answer: Start with your data – Your offertory data is your window into who has the capacity to give and who is philanthropic at your congregation. People are remarkably consistent. If you don’t track this data, start doing it. Understand the 80/20 rule – If your […]

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May 8, 2021
A Filtered Spreadsheet

In the middle of the campaign, when you ask your clients to send you a list of pending gifts. What do they send you? A filtered spreadsheet. When you want to have a collaborative conversation with your client about the prospects in play, what do you review? A printed filtered spreadsheet. When you have the […]

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