Tag: Capital Campaign

Are You Ready for a Capital Campaign?

A capital campaign is a powerful, one-of-a-kind opportunity to transform your organization. When done correctly, a capital campaign: Renews and deepens existing donor relationships; Builds new relationships and a broader base of support; Raises the overall level of donor investment in your organization; and Differentiates your organization as a vital … Read More

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Olympic Lessons to Make a Powerful Team

Nothing beats the Olympic games in showcasing the best in teamwork, individual performance and goal achievement. During the XXXI Olympiad in Rio, the United States earned the highest medal count among all participating nations.  According to a post at teamusa.org, our country’s 121 medals “are the most ever for a … Read More

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Conquest or Cause

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

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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

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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

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How to Cure the Mid-Campaign Blues

Tips on how to fix the most common hurdles that may occur during your capital campaign.

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