Category: Capital Campaigns

Capital Campaign Planning: Fundraising Strategies & Nonprofit Tech Carnival

It’s hard to believe, but 2018 is here in full swing! Between organizing and goal setting, we hope you’ll take a moment to participate in this round of the Fundraising Strategies & Nonprofit Tech Carnival. We’re officially hosting! What’s the Fundraising Strategies & Nonprofit Tech Carnival? The carnival is organized with two goals in mind: Read More…

Create a Comprehensive Capital Campaign Plan in 5 Steps

Capital campaigns can be complicated, time consuming endeavors for organizations of any size. No matter your nonprofit’s budget, mission, or support level, taking on a long-term fundraising project on the scale of a capital campaign is simply difficult. Yet, with a comprehensive capital campaign plan in place, your team can rest assured that you’ll be Read More…

Understand how to run a capital campaign by creating a comprehensive capital campaign plan.

Write a Capital Campaign Case Statement [Free Examples]

Developing a persuasive, sincere case statement is one of the cornerstone elements of preparing for your institution’s upcoming capital campaign. Without a compelling case statement in line, supporters may find it difficult to understand why your cause is worthy of their support. Most institutions are already very familiar with case statements as some of the Read More…

Write a case statement for your capital campaign with our free examples.

Six Underappreciated Opportunities to Connect with Your Donors

Strategic communication with supporters is vital to any fundraising initiative. While it is common knowledge that most donations are made on Giving Tuesday and during the month of December, organizations should have a plan to keep in touch with supporters throughout the year. Given that it costs an estimated five times more to recruit one Read More…

Webinar: How to Build a Robust Campaign Leadership Team

The success of your next capital, annual or major giving campaign begins with the right people guiding and directing it. Referencing best practices from thousands of successful campaigns, Robert C. Happy, Jr., President of Averill Fundraising Solutions, will help you identify and recruit the most qualified candidates for your campaign leadership team through this webinar. Email info@averillsolutions.com and Read More…

Building A Case For Support – What You Need to Know

Building a new case for support or updating your current one provides a great opportunity to engage current donors and cultivate newer ones. The process of case building should be as inclusive as possible – engaging volunteers and other leaders in the process creates ownership opportunities and helps your organization develop a work product that Read More…

Drive Campaign Success by Building Your Board’s Culture of Philanthropy

Your organization is on the precipice of exciting and transformational growth! This may mean purchasing a new building, doubling the size of your endowment or funding a new program to further your mission. Growth of this magnitude will more than likely require funds above and beyond annual fundraising dollars, leading you and your board to Read More…

5 Foolproof Steps to Identify New Campaign Prospects

Running a campaign for any organization is a challenge, but the task can be especially daunting for organizations which have a limited pool of major gift prospects. Many organizations wonder how to successfully run a campaign without losing ground in other areas, such as annual funds and regular operations and services. What may be surprising Read More…

Four Ways You Can Leverage Prospect Research During Your Next Capital Campaign

It’s a new year and that means new fundraising goals. You wrapped up year-end giving and dove headfirst into this year’s projects. But where does that quick jump back in leave your bigger, more time-consuming, and possibly costly projects? Does your school need a new science wing? Library? Gym? What about your animal shelter? Are Read More…