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.