In our experience, the best capital campaign results coming from the pairing of 1) a project that the community wants and sees a vital need for; 2) a passionate group of community leaders that will propel the campaign forward; and 3) an experienced fundraising counsel that can provide ongoing guidance and insight from day one. The combination of the right project, the right leaders and the right counsel has worked over and over again since before fundraising was even called fundraising (Ben Franklin used the same formula).
Because of this, we prefer to be there by your side from day one. Consulting engagements typically begin a full year before the campaign is publicly launched. At this point the project is usually fairly well hashed out, plans/schematics are in development and a rough project cost (campaign goal) is known.
But Chad does not believe in the traditional model of a formal outsourced feasibility study. He doesn’t want you to spend $10,000+ on a 30+ page document that will just sit on a bookshelf. And he really doesn’t want you to outsource the opportunity to have a conversation with your donors. Rather, we prefer to coach you in the process of assessing your organization’s readiness for a campaign both internally and externally. This way you deepen your relationship with your donors through the process and build the skills of your fundraising team.
After campaign readiness is assessed, Chad and his network of experts will help you refine your messaging, structure the campaign, train your volunteers for success and launch the campaign. We then provide ongoing coaching support for the duration of the campaign as your trusted resource, and were not afraid to prod a bit if momentum starts to wane. We’ve seen what works and I know how to make sure your campaign is successful.
Interested? Complete our campaign information form and we’ll send more information (including our phased approach and pricing) and setup a time for you to chat with Chad.