Despite all of the changes in the field, some things stay the same:
- Capital campaigns still rely on a few big gifts.
- Capital campaigns still rely on a pattern of gifts that calls for 80 percent or 90 percent of the money to come from 20 percent or 10 percent of the donors.
That’s the nature of capital campaign fundraising and what makes it so powerful.
Capital campaigns force you to build real relationships with those closest to your mission who can shape the future for your organization. Catalyst Consulting Services provides capital campaign services to nonprofits built on a tradition that renders results and cultivates relationships for long-term sustainability. But do not take our word for it, hear it from one of our clients:
“After a fire rendered our church sanctuary unusable, we began a Capital Campaign effort to reach out to over 600 church members, fund the rebuilding of the damaged sanctuary and our entire campus. With a project of this magnitude, the hurdles could have been daunting, but Michelle Turman and her team at Catalyst were instrumental in organizing and managing our efforts. They helped train our volunteers and staff on a multitude of items, such as the implementation of processes and procedures, donor database software, and fundraising best practices. She helped us execute our plan and kept us on task with frequent updates, conference calls, and meetings. Having Michelle hold us accountable has made the difference in our success thus far. We have raised over $7 million dollars and remain eternally grateful to Michelle for everything that she gave of herself through her efforts. Her professionalism added credibility to our team and gave us the roadmap we needed to succeed in this project. After seeing her in action, I have no doubt that she that she will continue to be an influential and welcome addition to anyone’s team.”
– Anthony Saravanos, CCIM, CDP, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Capital Campaign Chairman
For more information on how we can help your organization prepare for, manage and complete a capital campaign, contact us at www.catalystcs.org