Capital Campaign Strategies

Here you will find capital campaign strategies and tips specifically for non-profit fundraising. These fundraising articles feature how-to tips and techniques for running a profitable capital campaign can get you started on your mission.

Whether you are raising funds for a cause like cancer research, or supplementing your church’s building fund, sometimes discovering what you don’t know is a great start.

When you are asking for someone’s help whether they are a volunteer or a major donor, always keep in mind THEIR perspective. You might begin by reading the article entitled “What’s In It For Me”. The ideas presented there hold true whether you are raising six figures or more for a large non-profit organization, or a church raising money for a new addition.

Relationships are a key component in capital campaigns. That’s why major fundraiser consultants recommend doing a lot of “friend raising” activities to build your network of contacts and potential supporters.

You can also do donor acquisition mailings to build your donor base before you start a major campaign to raise capital. For more in-depth coverage of those sorts of approaches, check out our deep selection of articles on fundraising letters.

If you are considering bringing in an outside consultant, you may find the article “Hiring A Fundraising Professional” helpful. Please feel free to share your own experiences and ideas for other readers in the comments below each article.

And another question that always comes up when talking campaign strategies is how to find more donors.  That’s often the million dollar question for capital campaigns, so why not start with a look at this article: How To Find New Donors.

More Capital Campaign Tips

Non-profit Fund Raising – Best non-profit fund-raising strategies – Organizational tips for nonprofit fundraising – Four ways to boost your non-profit fundraiser results.

Church Capital Campaign – Church fund raising ideas for capital campaign efforts – Church fund-raising through donor recognition – Church fundraisers that produce quick results.

Fund Raising Management – Tips on maximizing capital campaign contributions through proper fundraising management – How to organize your fund raising campaign.

Donor Management Tips – Ten donor management tips you can use to develop your donor base – Why fundraising is equivalent to friend raising and what it means to your approach.

What’s In It For Me – In fundraising, everyone needs (and wants) to know “What’s in it for me?”

Fundraising Letter – How to write a fund raising letter the right way – How to generate the best response with your capital campaign fund raising letters.

Nonprofit Fundraising Relationships – The importance of managing donor relationships in nonprofit fundraising – How to keep your donors engaged for repeat donations.

Hiring A Fundraising Professional – FTC advice on hiring a fund raising professional for your fund-raiser.

Mission Statement For Fundraiser – How to create a mission statement for a non-profit fundraiser organization – Great organizational fund raising mission statement advice.

Return On Investment – Three ways to improve your fundraising ROI – Return On Investment – Spend funds wisely to maximize your fund raising.

Major Gift Plan – Details on how to structure a donor campaign and conduct a major fund raising gift plan from the University of Tennessee.

Charitable Giving Tax Law – Describes how recent changes to estate tax law will effect charitable giving by wealthy donors.