Think of a case for support statement as the starting point for conducting a campaign feasibility and planning study, as well as a successful capital campaign. Your case statement, or case for support, will become your “ground zero” for all your other marketing or communication materials created later in the capital campaign phase; it is … Read moreThe Case for Support: an Essential Building Block Document for a Successful Capital Campaign
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