Capital Campaigns W/Url / Edition 1by Stanley Weinstein
Pub. Date: 10/17/2003
A capital campaign for a major building project represents a huge opportunity for the not-for-profit organization. However, embarking on such a venture can raise a daunting, even dizzying array of organizational and fundraising challenges. Managing these requires sound planning at the minimum; doing so while remaining faithful to mission requires knowledge and
A capital campaign for a major building project represents a huge opportunity for the not-for-profit organization. However, embarking on such a venture can raise a daunting, even dizzying array of organizational and fundraising challenges. Managing these requires sound planning at the minimum; doing so while remaining faithful to mission requires knowledge and mastery of coordination. For those who can, though, the rewards are truly inspiring.
Capital Campaigns from the Ground Up: How Nonprofits Can Have the Buildings of Their Dreams provides decision-makers with essential tools for realizing their organization’s highest possible development hopes. Written by veteran nonprofit planner and campaigner Stanley Weinstein, this book is unique in discussing fundraising preparation in tandem with building planning. The resulting overview clearly lays out a balanced, thoughtful program for successful project development.
Starting right at the "get go," Capital Campaigns from the Ground Up covers every aspect of the campaign process, from the project’s inception to its delivery. The book begins by outlining prerequisites for attaining capital- and facility-related goals. From there, chapters contributed by architectural leaders describe how to achieve design excellence and smoothly manage the subsequent construction. Later chapters provide a detailed breakdown of the fundraising campaign, from crafting the case for support to building a volunteer team to nurturing relationships with potential donors. Special features include:
- Photos of various successful buildings hospitals, learning facilities, sacred spaces, arts venues, and historic sites which also indicate the range of costs per square foot for each type of construction
- Separate chapters devoted to the particular needs of campaigns involving faith-based institutions and historic preservation projects
- A sample Gantt Chart, a useful planning tool illustrating multiple tasks and timelines for integrating building and fundraising planning steps
- Other helpful outlines and checklists
- In-depth case studies of successful campaigns
While fraught with organizational hurdles, building campaigns can be run efficiently and comprehensively. Capital Campaigns from the Ground Up will help keep nonprofit directors, developers, members of the board, architects, and other decision-makers from getting bogged down in complexities, and allow their organizationsand societyto enjoy the considerable benefits of a successfully realized capital campaign.
Table of Contents
About the Author.
Chapter 1. Coordinating Project Planing and Fundraising Planning.
Chapter 2. Confidence and Communications.
Chapter 3. Building a Strong and Committed Board.
Chapter 4. Project Planning.
Chapter 5. Project Delivery Strategies.
Chapter 6. Prospect Identification and Cultivation.
Chapter 7. The Case for Support and Campaign Materials.
Chapter 8. Precampaign Planning Study and Campaign Readiness.
Chapter 9. Staff and Volunteer Solicitation Training.
Chapter 10. Managing the Campaign.
Chapter 11. Grants and Government Funding.
Chapter 12. Churches and Faith-Based Institutions.
Chapter 13. Historic Preservation Projects.
Chapter 14. Parting Thoughts.
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