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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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How to increase your annual giving

How to increase your annual giving

Despite the common perception that the largest donations come from corporations, the reality is that the biggest donors are individuals. It has been reported that in 2017 total giving across America has surpassed the $400 billion mark for the first time with religion, education, and human resources being the largest areas being funded. According to Mary J. Foley, managing director of Christian Brothers Services, Catholic School Management and Mission Advancement, says now is the time to capitalize on this surge….

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