“With God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26)
It’s a steep ascent for a community that’s never done this before, or at least an ascent that has not be attempted for a very, very long time. For most of the people here, there is no living memory of a fundraising effort this challenging. We already struggle just to meet the operating budget. We really don’t have the kind of wealth necessary to easily achieve this. How do I begin? I’ve never had to play an important role in such an enterprise before.
There is help at hand; God, of course, must guide and instruct us and inspire us to rise to new heights of commitment. Other parishes like us have achieved something similar. It seems there exists a way, a methodology to undertake this. Universities, cultural institutions and charities do these all the time.
Open the PDF PowerPoint below for an introduction on conducting an Orthodox-informed capital campaign.
PowerPoint as a PDF: A Capital Campaign