Capital Campaign Leadership, this definition certainly applies to the leadership needed for a successful capital campaign. For a nonprofit organization, whether it is an educational institution, a hospital foundation, a community library, a YMCA, performing arts center or any of the many other types of groups that depend largely on private support for their continuity … Read moreCapital Campaign Leadership
Many people, including some of the “experts,” subscribe to the theory that all the stars have to be aligned just right to conduct a successful capital campaign. I have directed literally hundreds of successful capital campaigns throughout the last 20 years, and I can tell you that “theory” is a bunch of bologna. People have … Read moreWhen is the Right Time to Consider a Capital Campaign – Now!
Have you ever been in a situation where the board has made a decision that you think is very, very wrong, and will have severe negative consequences for the organization? Or where you think an important decision has been railroaded through? As a board member myself and something of a contrarian, I’ve found myself in … Read moreWhat to Do When You Really Disagree with a Board Decision
That is a good question, but it is not the only one to be answered – or asked. The first question to consider is, “When is the campaign over?” For the key volunteers and the campaign executive committee, the urgent and pressing work of the campaign consists of the active solicitation of donors: actual asking … Read moreThe Campaign is Over – Where Do We Go from Here?