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6 Reasons Why You Need a Capital Campaign Consultant

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During a recent client coaching session, we spent an hour talking about the reasons why its so important to hire a capital campaign consultant. Yes, we’ve covered this topic before, but the question keeps coming up. Besides, we thought of even more reasons that hiring a consultant is such a […]

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Asking Twice: Make Your Annual Appeal and Your Capital Campaign Play Nicely Together

Double Mention, Double Ask

T’is the season to bring in as much as 30% of your nonprofit’s annual revenue through your year-end fundraising drive. At the end of the year, you’re probably contacting your donors to give year-end gifts every which way including email, letters, Facebook, letters in bottles… But, wait! You’re also planning, […]

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Ready for a Capital Campaign? Here’s a Simple, Sure-Fire Test

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Lots of people ask Gail and me whether or not they’re ready for a capital campaign. To help them — and you — we’ve come up with a very short, simple way of figuring it out. So, is your nonprofit ready for a capital campaign? Take the little test below […]

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How to Create Your Capital Campaign Communications Plan

PlanningIsNotOptional

Last week’s overview of capital campaign communications spelled out why it’s so important to have a plan that lays out the communications strategy for your whole campaign. Now you’re going to learn how to put the plan together. To make it even easier, we’ve included a sample plan at the […]

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Use These Five Simple Tips to Make Your ‘Asks’ Easy and Effective

Five simple tips

You’ve hired the right capital campaign consultant. Your feasibility study is finished and — congratulations! — the result was very good news. The plans are set, your materials look fantastic, and everything is good to go. But if you don’t know how to ask for those lead gifts that kick […]

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Capital Campaign Communications: Plan Ahead and Succeed

Communications Plan

The quality of your capital campaign communications efforts can make or break your capital campaign. What do we mean by “communications” in the context of a capital campaign? We’re talking about everything from how you talk about what’s going on (your campaign’s theme, the gifts you receive, etc.) to the […]

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