Is a capital campaign in your future? You’re not alone, as 74% of nonprofits recently indicated they were in a campaign or planning one. These three webinars, presented by Kevin Wallace and Carlyn Schulzke of CampaignCounsel.org, are designed to help your nonprofit organization understand and prepare for the process of raising big dollars for capital projects. The first webinar, Are You Ready for a Capital Campaign?, will help you ask and answer six questions vital to preparing for the pre-campaign process and the campaign itself. In the second webinar, Essential Capital Campaign Preparations, learn about the pre-campaign steps of needs assessments and feasibility studies, what to expect from these tools, and how they can help you understand the financial capacity of your organization and its donors. The third webinar, The Stages and Challenges to Expect During a Capital Campaign, will help you understand the five phases typical to most capital campaigns and the stages and challenges that come with each phase. These webinars can be taken together to methodically build your organization’s readiness to take on a capital campaign or as stand-alone learning opportunities. Executive directors, development directors, and board leaders from a broad range of nonprofit organizations will benefit from these 90-minute presentations. The deadline to register for the Power of 3 is Wednesday, July 27, 2022. The webinars will be held on July 27th, August 10th, and August 24th.
Read more about Capital Campaigns in GS Insights: The Role of Grants in Your Capital Campaign
Are You Ready for a Capital Campaign?
Six Vital Questions to Ask Before You Launch
Expanding or improving your organization's infrastructure can drastically improve your ability to serve the community and fulfill your mission. But where do you start? The best way to start is by asking and answering six vital questions designed to prepare you to raise the capital campaign funds you need. This careful pre-planning will help you secure the support of your board, establish a reliable budget, and create your timeline.
In this webinar you will learn to:
- develop a quantifiable benefit to your project;
- determine if you need a feasibility study; and,
- decide if you need to hire a consultant.
Explore these questions with real-world examples gleaned from the CampaignCounsel.org team’s more than 15 years of capital campaign fundraising experience. With plenty of time for your questions, you’ll learn how your organization can benefit when you take steps at the outset to prepare for your successful capital campaign. This webinar will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2022.
Essential Capital Campaign Preparations
Needs Assessments and Feasibility Studies
Do your plans pencil out? Do you have the horsepower to get through? Before you start to raise funds, it is important to assess what your organization should build and what it can sustain. For most, this includes a needs assessment followed by a feasibility study. A needs assessment examines operations and programs to determine your current and future capacity and demand, and the external factors that will impact both.
A feasibility study will help you determine the financial capacity of your organization and its donor prospects.
In this webinar you will learn to:
- identify why you might need these formal assessments;
- understand what data is gathered to establish needs and feasibility; and,
- know what you should come away with from these assessments.
Find out what to expect during these pre-campaign preparations from real-world examples as well as how to get the most out of the preparations. There also will be time for your questions. This webinar will be held on Wednesday, August 10, 2022.
The Stages and Challenges to Expect During a Capital Campaign
In our experience, capital campaigns are hard work. That’s why it’s so important to surround your capital campaign with people you trust, and why it is imperative to never lose sight of your mission. This combination of people and purpose will sustain you through the ride. Campaigns are based on process. Find out what happens in the five phases typical to most capital campaigns – the family, quiet, leadership, close-out, and public phases. Discover each phase’s goals and potential challenges.
- what to expect from each phase of a typical capital campaign;
- common challenges most campaigns face and how to overcome them; and,
- how to care for donors.
Get real-world examples of these capital campaign stages, learn how to prepare for the most common challenges before your campaign begins, and discover the process nonprofits use to raise the funds they need to grow and improve infrastructure to meet the needs of their clients and community. Executive directors, development directors, and board leaders from a broad range of nonprofit organizations will benefit from this 90-minute presentation. This webinar will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2022.
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1. A copy of your paid invoice
2-4. Three confirmation emails for the webinars with the login credentials
If you do not receive the confirmation email within 48 hours of registering, please email or call 1-877-784-7268.
GrantStation does not refund registration fees. Fees may be applied to any webinar scheduled within 30 days.
After the webinars, you will receive an email with a link to the recordings and any handouts.