Most parishes approach a capital campaign with serious deficiencies in planning and preparation. Learn of six important preparatory steps prior to launching a fundraising effort.
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One suggested 10 month process for parish strategic planning.
Let us not assume that it is immediately apparent to all members of the parish why it is necessary to build a church.
This document assists parish leaders to think through the implications and potential push back of a new program or initiative before launching it.
A practical guide to initiating a new program or ministry.
People love and care about what they invest in with their time, talent and treasure. A day of service involving the whole family at the church is a powerful way to build community.
In a world of increasing specialization consultants are often needed.
Few parish projects offer such a generous opportunity for community-wide spiritual development as a capital campaign.
St. Paul was a master strategist with one eye on the global mission of the gospel and another eye on the particular challenges of local communities. He planted; Apollos watered; God gave the growth.
Utilize this tool to find the best architectural match for your building program.
The leadership of the priest is tested each and every day, fair wind or foul. Yet the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of his leadership is most apparent when the weather is foul.
“I prepare so I don’t have to repair.” – Anonymous
The greatest benefit in utilizing an Orthodox consultant is that they identify with your mission and have a deep understanding of parish life.
Any change, however small, introduces an element of chaos and discomfort. Minimize negative reaction and blowback.
Use this tool to great advantage when anticipating a capital campaign or preparing to launch a major fundraising effort.
Parishes that fail to strategically plan, plan to strategically fail.
The many reasons why parishes do not strategically plan. No map means arriving at a random destination, perhaps not the one we would wish for.
It’s the rare parish that regularly every year receives major gifts above and beyond stewardship commitments even when the parish is not in a capital campaign.
Who would construct a large building without first completing borings of the subsoil? The same principle applies to a major fundraising effort.
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