Chapter Two from the Church Capital Campaign Journal

In the previous chapter, I briefly discussed how churches can prepare well for capital campaigns.  The information I shared was inspired by what I learned over the last eleven years of consulting and coaching church leaders through capital campaigns.  In this piece, I will move us forward into the actual campaign and will discuss four key practices for leading and managing healthy campaigns.  Here is how you can campaign well. Manage the data. In other words, make sure you are keeping track of all campaign activity within one software or spreadsheet. If members attend a campaign gathering,...

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The Church Capital Campaign Journal: Eleven Core Insights for Preparing, Implementing, and Completing Your Fundraising

Chapter One Eleven years ago, I was involved in my first church capital campaign.  I was a consultant, and I remember this first project well.  One project led to another, and then another, and then, the recession came along.  Campaigns were nowhere to be found.  However, around 2011, church capital campaigns burst through the gate again and started spreading across the United States.  Today, it seems that every church that hasn’t had a capital campaign since 2011 is either in the midst of one or giving strong consideration to begin campaign preparations. Campaigns do require preparation—a...

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