Most churches, at some point in their history develop a need to raise money for special projects – often, a building project. Very often the church executes a capital campaign to help raise this money.
Church Capital campaigns are nothing new, they have been done in thousands of churches of all sizes, denominations and cultures, for many years. Church capital campaigns have their basis in the Old Testament! (See Exodus 25 & 35, Ezra 1 & 6, Nehemiah 2, Haggai 1.)
The Donor Environment
Most churches do not realize the very complex and competitive fund raising environment in which they must operate. Today, the ‘pull’ on your members’ hearts, time, and pocketbooks is intense. Much of this competition comes from other worthy organizations. Each of these nonprofits must seek money in order to stay in ministry and to achieve their goals, and the people they pursue are often the very…
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