Capital Campaigns

At Benefactor Group, our diverse experiences as fundraisers, corporate grantmakers, strategists, and thought leaders give us the depth of knowledge required to support your capital campaign needs. Our experience informs our process and our method, which are tailored to your organization as we build an individualized capital campaign solution for you. Our campaign services include conducting feasibility studies and planning assessments, writing cases for support, providing campaign coaching and management, conducting mid-campaign assessments and developing campaign materials.

Capital Campaigns Posts


A Compelling Case for Support  

A good Case positions the organization as a worthy of your attention and spells out the nonprofit’s impact, made possible by the generosity of donors.

Categorized: Capital Campaigns, Cases for Support, Fundraising
Identifying Major Gift Prospects: 7 Traits to Investigate  

It’s crucial that nonprofits place measured emphasis on every stage of the major gift process. From identification to cultivation to solicitation to stewardship, each phase hinges on a nonprofit’s ability to connect with their donors and draw them to donate. That ability should be rooted in a researched knowledge of … Read More

Categorized: Capital Campaigns, Digital Fundraising, Fundraising, Nonprofit Resources
The Ant and the Grasshopper: Six tips to plan the end-of-year campaign  

The Ant and the Grasshopper, one of Aesop’s Fables, is the story of the grasshopper who plays and frolics all summer long, while the ant plans and works for the coming winter. Soon enough, along comes the cold weather and the grasshopper is left unprepared and hungry, while the ant … Read More

Categorized: Capital Campaigns, General Development, Nonprofit Resources
Conquest or Cause  

For many nonprofit leaders, planning a capital campaign comes down to the question of “conquest or cause?”

Categorized: Capital Campaigns, Fundraising, News, Nonprofit Resources
Marathon Center for the Performing Arts  

An Artistic Vision In Findlay, Ohio, a group of community leaders had long dreamed of a performing arts center. They recognized the value of a performance venue to the city. In 2010 the Findlay Board of Education announced demolition of Central Middle School. The school’s prime location in downtown Findlay … Read More

Categorized: Capital Campaigns, Fundraising, News
Volunteer Management and the Salt Shaker Theory  

Applying Constant Gentle Pressure to Fundraising Volunteers How many times have you attended (or led) a lively discussion with a fundraising volunteer corps, left energized by their enthusiasm, only to check back in a week or two to learn that nothing’s been done? It can happen to the best campaign … Read More

Categorized: Capital Campaigns, Digital Fundraising, Fundraising, Nonprofit Resources
Fundraising Volunteers – Frequently Asked Questions  

Download this free guide to gain insights on: Why are volunteers essential in fundraising? What is the role of volunteers? Where can we find good volunteers? How do I manage volunteers? Yikes, my volunteers are misbehaving or MIA. What can I do? What’s the best way to structure our volunteer … Read More

Categorized: Capital Campaigns, FAQ, Free Guides, Fundraising, Nonprofit Resources
The Campaign’s Homestretch  

How to raise the hardest dollars of a campaign! COSI, Columbus Ohio’s dynamic Center of Science and Industry, inspires the scientists, explorers, and innovators of tomorrow. Opened in 1964, COSI attracts nearly one million visitors annually onsite and through outreach programs. In 2012, COSI launched a $10 million campaign for … Read More

Categorized: Capital Campaigns, Digital Fundraising, Fundraising, News
Capital Campaign FAQ  

Download this free guide to learn answers to: What is a capital campaign? What characteristics will set my campaigns apart? What internal resources are required for campaign planning? How long should my nonprofit capital campaign last? What makes a nonprofit capital campaign successful? What strategy is the most effective for … Read More

Categorized: Capital Campaigns, Free Guides, Nonprofit Resources
Checklist for Capital Campaign Readiness  

You’ve made plans and set priorities for the year. Do those plans include a capital campaign? Depending on when you start the campaign this year, reference the following checklist to determine if you are ready.  (And if you are not yet ready, check out these useful resources to learn more.) … Read More

Categorized: Capital Campaigns, Cases for Support