Capital Campaign Resources
Thinking about a campaign
Is fear of a capital campaign holding you back from your future? Does there always seem to be a reason why now isn't the "right" time for such an undertaking?
Get realistic about your church’s need for a real capital campaign! Consider these questions:
- Is your facility inadequate as a tool to carry out your ministries?
- Has maintenance of your building been deferred to the point that things no longer function or may not be safe?
- Do the sanctuary, offices, classrooms and fellowship spaces look tired and worn?
- Are you too crowded?
- Are you truly able to welcome everyone, including those with mobility issues?
- Is your wiring able to handle new technology?
- Is debt handicapping your ability to use your dollars for mission and ministry?
- Are you tired of addressing an endless list of costly projects?
If you answered "yes" to one or more of these questions, then the time is right to prepare for a capital campaign. Contact Ackley Consulting Group and allow us to start you down the path to finding resources to transform facilities and transformed ministries!
Preparing for A Capital Campaign
A capital campaign is a special opportunity for your congregation to call forth generous and joyous giving. We’ll help you to conduct a visionary campaign that evokes a renewed commitment to the ministry of your church.
We’ll guide your church in carefully planning a campaign with a challenging yet achievable goal. Your campaign should celebrate the congregation’s past as well as anticipate your congregation’s long-range needs.
As your congregation considers a capital campaign, numerous questions may arise. It’s advisable for church leaders to meet with a church campaign consultant as you begin to consider a project that will require significant funding. Our consultant will help you to address issues such as:
- What degree of congregational support can we anticipate?
- What other factors should we consider in setting a goal?
- What are the qualifications for campaign leadership?
- What is the right length for the giving period? What happens at the end of the giving period
- How much will we need to rely on larger gifts from a few of our members?
- When is the best time to schedule our capital campaign?
- How long will our campaign take?
- What are the benefits of contracting with a professional consultant?
- What will the consultant’s fee be? What other expenses can we anticipate?
- What are our “next steps” in preparation for a campaign?