Capital Campaigns vs. Annual Campaigns

Annual Campaigns vs. Capital Campaigns

How will a capital campaign affect your annual budget? What good will capital improvements be if you can’t keep the doors open and the lights on? Church leaders hesitate to run a capital campaign at the same time as the annual pledge drive. They wonder whether a capital campaign will hurt annual revenue. With the right process and good counsel, … Read More

Winning the Superbowl of Stewardship

Winning the Stewarship Superbowl

Tips from an NFL champion’s playbook to help inspire generosity in your congregation. Sunday the Los Angeles Rams face the New England Patriots in the 53rd Super Bowl. The road to the Superbowl for the Patriots included a “game for the ages” match against rival Kansas City Chiefs. After their victory, Patriots’ coach Bill Belichick offered some comments regarding the … Read More

The Pledge Campaign is not about Money

The goal of the Annual Pledge Campaign is to grow generous givers. The Finance Committee of your church may disagree. But the Annual Pledge Campaign is not about money, and it’s not about the budget. Our mission proceeds from the Great Commission – to go out into the world, baptizing and teaching in the name of Christ – and from … Read More

Annual Giving Statements Share Your Values

Everything you send to your church members communicates the core values of your church. That includes your Annual Giving Statements. Whenever you send your statements, share your values with a few simple tweaks. You can touch your donors’ hearts and encourage deeper generosity by following these two simple guidelines. Cover Letter Include a cover letter on top of the annual … Read More

What Happens When We Have Two Campaigns in the Fall?

As a result of conducting literally hundreds of annual operating and capital campaigns simultaneously for churches over the past fifty years, Church Campaign Services recognizes the following likely outcomes of a well founded and planned dual campaign effort. Year Round Stewardship Churches that experienced the greatest success in any type of financial campaign were ones that emphasized the year round … Read More