This week, I’ll be attending Habitat for Humanity’s Habitat on the Hill event in Washington, DC. I started attending years ago, when I worked for a local affiliate in Tennessee, and it remains one of my favorite events of the year.
"Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you." (Matthew 7:7, Luke 11:9) This is excellent advice to everyone, and most especially fundraising professionals or people seeking support for charitable organizations.
Have you ever heard a police officer, a school teacher (any kind of teacher) or a ball coach say to a person, “You can do it the easy way, or you can do it the hard way: Which do you choose? We have all heard it, and unfortunately, we have not always heeded the call or listened to the underlying message. I know I did not as a child.
Topics: Campaign Feasibility and Planning Studies, capital campaigns, Capital Campaigns, CDS, Custom Development Solutions, development, fundraising, Fundraising Principles, General Articles, Professional Skill Building, strategic planning
Most of Custom Development Solution's work revolves around the planning and resident direction of capital campaigns, which is a very intensive hands-on service. Frequently the first step I take with a potential client is to sit and listen to them describe their organization from their history and origins to their vision for the future and their goals and objectives.
Topics: capital campaign consulting, capital campaign fundraising, capital campaign planning, Capital Campaigns, Custom Development Solutions, Fundraising Principles, Professional Skill Building, strategic planning