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Capital Campaign Planning

From Debt to Mission: Lessons from Parkville Community Church

By michael on May 17, 2024 0 Comments

From Debt to Mission How Strategic Fundraising Transformed Parkville Community Church’s Financial Health and Mission Impact This month, we delve into the journey of Parkville Community Church, a beacon of hope in its bustling suburban community near Kansas City. PCC’s leaders approached us with a remarkable opportunity to alleviate the financial strain of paying a … Continue Reading

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Reviving the Future: Two Stories Demonstrating the Impact of Capital Campaigns

By michael on April 17, 2024 0 Comments

This month I’d like to tell you two stories of historic Presbyterian churches who faced the challenge of aging infrastructure head-on and embarked on their own transformative journeys. Sixth Presbyterian in Pittsburgh’s East End and McKinley Memorial near the University of Illinois both offer examples of deep faith, a commitment to meet community needs, and the … Continue Reading

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The Little Stone Church: A Story of Renewed Vision for Riverside Church

By michael on December 7, 2023 0 Comments

As your church gathers in the warmth of the Advent season, embracing the spirit of hope, peace, joy, and love, I send my heartfelt wishes to you and your congregation.  This festive time invites celebration and provides an opportunity to envision a future filled with promise. Amid the joyous festivities, consider the profound gift of … Continue Reading

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Church Interrupted: Reviving Your Congregation’s Capital Vision for the Future

By michael on October 26, 2023 0 Comments

Church Interrupted: Reviving Your Congregation’s Capital Vision for the Future “Ready to Restart Your Congregation’s Capital Vision? Rev. Terry Epling Lead Campaign Strategist Remember 2019?   It was a time when we made big plans. We looked forward to 2020 with high hopes and created new missions and visions. We had dreams and goals for … Continue Reading

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A Campaign Website: Bringing the Campaign Online 

By michael on April 10, 2018 0 Comments

A Campaign Website Bringing the Campaign Online  This month, a guest article from Jason Smith, founder of GivingTools.com.  How to create an effective, affordable capital campaign website Capital campaigns are all about people: welcoming their ideas and building a shared vision, and then asking the right people at the right time for the right gift … Continue Reading

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5 Key Benefits of Capital Campaign Success

By michael on June 14, 2017 0 Comments

5 Benefits of Capital Campaign Success No doubt about it: managing an effective capital campaign takes planning and organization. So what are the benefits? People will work very intensely during the campaign. Undertaking a campaign will be a major congregational activity for a period of months. Church leaders will devote even more time than that … Continue Reading

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Feasibility Studies Save You Headaches and Avert Failure

By michael on April 26, 2017 0 Comments • Tags: #barbaraholliman #campaignobjectives #capitalcampaign #church #churchcapitalcampaign #churchfundraising #churchleadership #churchmembers #feasibility #feasibilitystudy #fundraising #generosity #glennholliman #stewardship #vision

“There was no feasibility study to make sure people were in favor of the project and willing to give.” Glenn and Barbara Holliman have an excellent little book about capital funding in churches. With Generous Hearts is well worth your time to read before considering a campaign. I was struck by their introduction. There, they … Continue Reading

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From Drafty to Divine: The Power of Capital Campaigns in Transforming Church Facilities

By michael on March 13, 2017 0 Comments

There is nothing glamorous or exciting about building improvements like roof repair or window replacement. That was the reality that a recent client faced. Built in the late 1950s, their building had become worn and dated. Each proposed improvement seemed minor and cosmetic. All together, though, the updates added up to a substantial sum. As … Continue Reading