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Why do we need a Feasibility Study?

Why do we need a Feasibility Study?

The prospect of launching a capital campaign can be overwhelming. Where do you start? Who will volunteer? Is this the right time? Will people support your funding priorities? How do you set a realistic goal? These are all excellent questions, which you can answer by conducting a Feasibility Study as an early step in the process. Whether you have one major project or a number of smaller initiatives that you are considering, inviting your constituents to participate in the conversation…

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Are you Ready to Start a Capital Campaign?

Are you Ready to Start a Capital Campaign?

Thinking about a capital campaign? That’s excellent news, since most people give because it makes them feel good about themselves. How kind of you! The best capital campaigns begin with the end in mind–not how to get started but, rather, how you want it to conclude. (Don’t just say, “Soon!”) A capital campaign can do far more for your organization than just raise money. That is, IF, you plan effectively, prepare well and stay focused on the most important outcomes:…

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When There’s a Will

When There’s a Will

Learn more on this topic during our free webinar, April 25, “Planning on Planned Gifts?” presented by Mary J. Foley, Managing Director, Mission Advancement. Register by clicking HERE.   You stand a much better chance of receiving a bequest if your organization follows the Three Rs:  remind, reinforce, repeat. Don’t get overwhelmed with the thought of a comprehensive, sophisticated planned giving program and understanding dozens of complicated tax-advantaged vehicles. The majority of planned gifts come in the form of simple bequests,…

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