3 Volunteer Committees You’ll Need for Your Capital Campaign

Three essential capital campaign volunteer committees

Every successful capital campaign I’ve seen has created volunteer leadership committees that laid the groundwork for their success. Below you’ll find a simple rundown of what you should know about the three primary committees you’ll want for your campaign. Why Campaign Volunteers Matter Volunteers can do a ... Continue Reading...

How to Warm Up Your Capital Campaign Prospects for an Ask

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Capital campaign fundraising always comes down to asking for big gifts. You’ve been getting to know a group of high-dollar prospects, and you certainly hope they will come through with generous pledges to your campaign. Here’s how to gently warm them up for a successful solicitation. It’s essential to PREPARE ... Continue Reading...

How to Recruit the Best Volunteers to Lead Your Capital Campaign

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Your capital campaign's success will be almost inevitable if you recruit effective volunteers to serve on your campaign committees. You'll want to enlist people who are powerful and generous and committed to  your cause. 4 Tips for Recruiting the Best Volunteers If you get the right people, they'll energize your ... Continue Reading...

Capital Campaigns and Major Gift Programs: More Than the Sum of Their Parts

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How Do Your Major Gifts Program and Your Capital Campaign Work Together? You might wonder whether your capital campaign will undermine the work you've been doing to build a major gifts program for your annual fund. Will your donors choose one over the other? 4 Keys to a Strong Major Gifts Program To answer that question, ... Continue Reading...

Inspire Your Donors: Use Naming Opportunities for Your Capital Campaign

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Do donors give so they can see their name on a plaque? We hear this question quite often, so let's get it out of the way quickly. No, donors don't make gifts just to see their name on a wall. But naming opportunities *DO* make donors feel valued. And sometimes donors will give more to name a specific room or space ... Continue Reading...

22 Ways to Get to Know Your Capital Campaign Donors

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Planning a capital campaign? If so, you had better get to know your donors ahead of time. Fact is, the success of  your campaign depends less on how well you ask for gifts and more on whether you've built strong relationships with your donors. Remember -- at their core, capital campaigns are major gift ... Continue Reading...

No “Fundraising Board” for your Capital Campaign? No Problem!

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Most nonprofits have boards full of hard-working people, committed people who give as generously as they can of their money, their time and their talents. But most board members themselves aren’t very wealthy, nor do they rub shoulders on a daily basis with people who are. They aren’t people who can sidle up to ... Continue Reading...

5 Capital Campaign Myths Debunked – Don’t Make These Mistakes!

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Many of the concerns people have about capital campaigns -- and the majority of mistakes they make during campaigns -- can be laid at the foot of five common misconceptions. However, once you understand the facts, you will be less stressed and more likely to succeed. Myth #1: We have to tie down all the details. We ... Continue Reading...

Is Your Board On Board for a Capital Campaign?

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If you're getting ready for a capital campaign, you had better be sure you're board is fully behind and excited about the plans. I've heard more than a few people express concern about their board's commitment.  At the meeting when they discuss the plans, there doesn't seem to be a head of steam. One or two board ... Continue Reading...

10 Reasons to Have a Capital Campaign Every 10 Years

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Why do we say that nonprofits should consider a capital campaign every ten years? No, we don't think you're going to want to build or buy a new building every decade! But we do think that, at least every ten years, you should find the courage, energy and passion to catapult your organization forward. Make a Bigger ... Continue Reading...

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