Life After the Capital Campaign (Part 7)

The campaign is over and generally the first thing staff is ready to do, is to kick back and relax after the final campaign celebration. A well-deserved vacation, or at least a few days off is probably a good idea. However, before the glow of a successful campaign fades, the organization should think about how

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Donor Stewardship and Recognition in a Capital Campaign (Part 6)

It has been said that good stewardship is the last step is the first gift and the first step in the next gift. Stewardship includes ensuring that the donor’s best interest are always the primary consideration, conforming to all applicable laws, making certain that all fundraising is done with the highest ethical standards, and developing

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Capital Campaign Events and PR (Part 5)

This is Part 5 of a series I’m writing on conducting a capital campaign. This is a follow-on to my prior series on capital campaign readiness. A key ingredient of a successful campaign is having a pool of donors to solicit. In this installment, I’ll talk about capital campaign events and PR.

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Identifying and Cultivating Donors in a Capital Campaign (Part 4)

This is Part 4 of a series I’m writing on conducting a capital campaign. This is a follow-on to my prior series on capital campaign readiness. A key ingredient of a successful campaign is having a pool of donors to solicit. In this Part 4, I’ll talk about identifying and cultivating donors in a capital campaign.

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Capital Campaign Budget (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of a series I’m writing on conducting a capital campaign. This is a follow-on to my prior series on capital campaign readiness. In this installment we’ll discuss the capital campaign budget. There are two budget areas that must be considered when embarking on a capital campaign—the project budget and the capital campaign budget.

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Should the Nonprofit CEO Follow or Lead the Board in Fundraising?

The nonprofit CEO should be a leading partner with the board in development. The CEO is the advanced guard when it comes to fundraising. First to be successful, the CEO has to be alert to all places where funds can be raised with the CEO’s own initiative. This involves everything from developing grant requests to

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