Do you need a planning/feasibility study before you run a capital campaign?

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Do you need a study before you run a campaign? What are the pros and cons of planning/feasibility studies? How long will it take? How much will it cost? Can we do it ourselves? What should we expect from a consultant? What happens if we don't do one? These and other questions will... (continued)

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Capital Campaign Cabinet Organization

Once you are ready to start a capital campaign, one of the keys to success is a strong volunteer structure. This toolkit will provide you with sample job descriptions for the various members of your Campaign Cabinet. This toolkit contains: a sample Campaign Cabinet Organization Chart and Job Descriptions for Honorary... (continued)

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Capital Campaign Materials

This toolkit is designed for those organizations in the early stages of a capital campaign to help you determine what kinds of campaign materials you will need and prepare a table of gifts appropriate for your campaign. This toolkit contains: a Campaign Materials Checklist, A Sample Letter of Intent, four samples of Tables of... (continued)

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Capital Campaign Planning

If you are planning a capital campaign, this toolkit will help you prepare for a successful campaign. This toolkit contains: a Campaign Comparison Chart, Campaign Readiness Questionnaire, a Calendar Planning Form, A Campaign Budget Planning Form, a Campaign Assignment Form, a Foundation Prospect Grid, and a Campaign Action Plan.... (continued)

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How to Construct a Gift Chart & Use it to Secure Major Gifts

Follow the link below for the full article! Summary: Try out the gift chart calculator, find out how to construct a gift chart of your own and how it can be used to secure major gifts.

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Phases of a Capital Campaign

Follow the link below for the full article! Summary: Before getting serious about any large scale capital project, be sure all your organizational and financial ducks are standing firmly in a row.

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Are You Ready for a Capital Campaign

Use this tool to see if your organization is ready for a capital campaign and to help you shore up the areas in which you are not ready

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Annual fund/capital campaign customizable pledge form template

This is a customizable annual fund or capital campaign pledge form. This template is available in Microsoft Word. Just download, customize, and use!

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Creating the “Perfect Donor Experience”

Follow the link below for the full article! Summary: Did you know that a a typical non-profit will lose 50% of its donors between the first and second donation, and up to 30% per year thereafter. It’s time to switch gears and start focusing on the donors you’ve already got. It’s all about creating the perfect donor... (continued)

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Ten Tips for Developing Your Case for Support

Many organizations do not have a written case for support and often don’t even think about the need for one until they are ready for a capital campaign. Every organization should have a written case for support from which they will develop all their fundraising materials. Here are some tips to make sure your... (continued)

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Do You Need a Feasibility Study?

Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

You're getting ready for a capital campaign! Do you need to do a study, is it a waste of time and money? Can you do the study yourself? Will the consultant tell you anything you don't already know?

If you're planning a campaign you've probably been asked these questions by your board, your CEO, or maybe you've asked them... (continued)

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Get Cozy with Your "Market": Profiling and Customizing Engagement with Donors for Conversion and Retention

Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Newsletters and mass mailings are still the tools of the trade for many non-profits seeking to raise funds. Some of the more “courageous” have made forays into social media, variously Tweeting, posting updates on Facebook,... (continued)

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Case Statement - Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego

Case Statement and Capital Campaign Plan for the Japanese Friendship Garden

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Fundraising Campaign Assignments Table

Campaign Assignments—What Can You Do Internally? When Do You Need to Hire a Consultant or Extra Staff?

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The Capital Campaign Planning Study—It’s Not Just About the Money

You may have heard the study referred to in different terms, but the more preferred term recently is planning study because for many organizations, the study is not done to determine whether or not they can do a capital campaign, but to help them plan a successful campaign. ... (continued)

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Undertaking a Major Campaign: The Board Indicators You Need To Be Aware Of

Is your board up to the task of taking on a major capital campaign? Without full board member readiness, a campaign is unlikely to gain the foothold it needs to achieve optimal results. We’ve compiled a list of indicators that can help you determine whether your board is up to the... (continued)

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Abigail Harmon

Abigail Harmon helps nonprofits find fundraising solutions as an associate at Mersky, Jaffe & Associates. In addition, she writes and edits the weekly MJA Blog, Resources. Subscribe by clicking here and proving you are not a... (continued)

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$2 million capital campaign sample gift chart

This is a downloadable $2 million capital campaign gift chart sample.

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