Benefits of Being a Campaign Chair

Posted by admin on Aug 10, 2018 10:46:48 AM

Every leader enters a capital campaign with trepidation. Can I help to bring form to a campaign organization? Am I truly able to commit the time necessary? Are my personal networks expansive enough? Will my peers respond? Do I have an overarching passion for the cause? Some of these concerns are practical, others are very personal.

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Topics: Board Development, campaign chairman, Campaign Feasibility and Planning Studies, campaign leadership, capital campaign committee, Capital Campaigns, Fundraising Principles

Building a Campaign Leadership Team

Posted by admin on Aug 10, 2018 10:36:42 AM

They are known by lots of names, but every successful capital campaign requires an effective, committed leadership team. For purposes of this article, I will refer to this ‘core group’ of leaders as the Campaign Executive Committee (CEC). Building this team is one of the very first priorities of a campaign. The team is responsible for the success of the campaign: implementation of the campaign plan, advocating the campaign to the public, soliciting the board of directors and top-level prospects. The success of any campaign is directly related to the commitment of each CEC member and their determination to implement an effective fundraising plan.

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Topics: campaign leadership, Campaign Organization, capital campaign chair, Capital Campaigns

Choosing a Stellar Campaign Leader

Posted by admin on Aug 10, 2018 10:19:32 AM

Dedicated volunteers are worth their weight in gold to the regular fundraising operations of your charitable organization. These high-level volunteers provide credibility and undertake the essential relationship-building that helps attract friends, supporters and financial resources to your organization.

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Topics: Board Development, Campaign Feasibility and Planning Studies, campaign leadership, Capital Campaigns, fundraising consultants, Fundraising Principles, Professional Skill Building, strategic planning, successful capital campaigns

Capital Campaign and Fundraising Leadership: Developing A Personal Vision

Posted by admin on Aug 10, 2018 9:43:22 AM

Introduction
Are you a visionary? Or do you prefer to spend your time in the here and now, solving problems and getting on with things? Achieving a balance between 'dreaming' about a desired future state and living in the current state is difficult. Many of us have a strong inclination towards one or the other...very few of us are able to achieve and sustain a balance between the two.

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Topics: campaign leadership, Capital Campaigns, Fundraising Principles, professional development, Professional Skill Building, professional skill building

How to Avoid the Savior Syndrome

Posted by admin on Aug 10, 2018 7:47:23 AM

Many times in the life of an organization, recruiting just the right match of experience, skills, and attitude is a tricky, if not downright “your guess is as good as mine” process. Much concern and anxiety is likely to accompany the decision-making.

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Topics: campaign leadership, Capital Campaigns, organizational development, professional development, Professional Skill Building

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