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Capital Campaign Planning Study (Part 6)
In this installment I'll explain how that internal readiness is assessed during a study. There are several areas an internal assessment should address—organizational structure, software, staffing, board issues, policies, and procedures. Sometimes this internal assessment involves a full-blown development audit, other times it is done as the first step in the planning study. Sometimes, development staff is reluctant to suggest an audit for fear they will not “pass.”
Capital Campaign Case Statement - Continued (Part 5)
This is Part 5 of a series I'm writing on capital campaign readiness. In Part 4, I introduced you to the case for support and how it fits into your capital campaign. In today's article I will talk about how to prepare the case statement, how to involve donors, and how to translate the case into the various campaign documents that will be needed to convey your campaign message to the constituents.
Capital Campaign Case Statement (Part 4)
This is Part 4 of a multiweek series on capital campaign readiness by Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE. In today's installment. She covers the case for support.
Capital Campaign Human Resources (Part 3)
This is Part 3 of a multiweek series on capital campaign readiness by Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE. In this installment, Linda discusses capital campaign human resources: board members, volunteers, and donors.
Capital Campaign Infrastructure (Part 2)
This is Part 2 of a multiweek series on capital campaigns by Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE. In this installment, Linda discusses organizational infrastructure to support the campaign.
Capital Campaign Readiness (Part 1)
This is Part 1 of a multiweek series on capital campaign readiness by Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE. In today's article, Linda starts with the basics, asking, "What is a capital campaign, and why do you need one?" In the next few articles, Linda will talk about how to evaluate your internal readiness for a campaign and then move on to assessing your community’s willingness and ability to support the campaign.