Asking for, and Receiving Money!

Posted by admin on Aug 10, 2018 10:53:13 AM

You’re about to meet a donor that any capital campaign would welcome with open arms. The Rev. Alanson B. Houghton years ago “retired” from the Episcopal priesthood to the coast of South Carolina. There he keeps busy with activities for nonprofit organizations including the YMCA and United Way.

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Topics: asking for money, Campaign Feasibility and Planning Studies, Capital Campaigns, Fundraising Principles, fundraising strategy

Build Capacity with Your Capital Campaign

Posted by admin on Aug 10, 2018 10:37:24 AM

Whether you are considering a capital campaign or are already in one, you can take advantage of momentum, excitement and growth to advance the quality of the governance, effectiveness, program development and fundraising capability of your organization. Making a plan at the beginning of the process will help you to maximize the outcomes from your fundraising efforts.

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Topics: Campaign Feasibility and Planning Studies, capital campaign committee, Capital Campaigns, fundraising strategy, program development

Building on Common Ground

Posted by admin on Aug 10, 2018 10:30:59 AM

There are an infinite variety of not-for-profit organizations in the world. Every cause imaginable has seen a charity or foundation created by its advocates. As I talk to representatives from a wide slice of these groups, I am struck by the fact that their needs and goals are far more similar than dissimilar. Successful fund raising efforts have the same characteristics regardless.

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Topics: Campaign Feasibility and Planning Studies, capital campaign fundraising, capital campaign planning, Capital Campaigns, Fundraising Principles, fundraising strategy, fundraising success

Bullets or “BS”

Posted by admin on Aug 10, 2018 10:28:39 AM

When you get into the thick of things within a fundraising campaign, do you want to base your strategy on fundamental campaign principles which have been proven over time—or do you want to be improvising and ‘winging your way’ through?

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Topics: Campaign Organization, capital campaign, Capital Campaigns, Communications and Networking, fundraising strategy, General Articles

Deferring Fundraising Gifts: Close the Largest Gift Possible

Posted by admin on Aug 10, 2018 9:46:49 AM

Most of us are familiar with the scenario above by which a promising donor prospect delivers a far less than expected (and respected) gift. By deferring a gift commitment under proscribed circumstances, you can often increase (even double) your prospect's level of charitable support. Asking for a major gift is only half the equation; you must be prepared to respond appropriately to close a gift at the highest possible level.

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Topics: Capital Campaigns, Fundraising Principles, fundraising strategy, fundraising tips, Major Gifts

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