5 Questions an Experienced Campaign Consultant Will Ask

Michael ErwinCapital Campaign Planning, Resources

Many churches make errors during the capital campaign planning phase or lose their momentum once the initial campaign launch is over. An experienced campaign consultant will avoid these pitfalls and help guide the campaign from start to finish. Churches who incorporate a professional consultant also experience greater success and raise more funds. Here 5 questions that experienced campaign consultants will … Read More

The Art of Being a Good Listener

Michael ErwinCapital Campaign Planning, Educational

Did you ever have a teacher tell you to “put your listening ears on?” The fact of the matter is that most of us aren’t good listeners. Studies have shown that the average person listens at only about 25% efficiency. We let a lot of information go in one ear and out the other. The good news is we can … Read More

4 Strategies to Reduce the Summer Giving Lag

Michael ErwinCapital Campaign Planning, Educational

Posted on June 17, 2014 Summer is a busy time. It’s also an active time for many churches. You may have vacation Bible school, summer camps, and other summer programs planned. On top of that, church members can have hectic schedules over the summer months. There are vacations, weekend trips to visit friends and relatives, and shuttling children to all of … Read More

Why Does ROI Matter in a Capital Campaign?

Michael ErwinCapital Campaign Planning, Resources

You may think that your church doesn’t need to worry about ROI – or return on investment – when you start planning a capital campaign. Yet, in the business world, ROI is an integral part of every decision. Would a bakery owner decide to sell cupcakes if she knows that her customers won’t buy them? Will a farmer plant wheat … Read More