Capital Campaigns

We've been there. And can show you how as well. The private Christian School market is sometimes complex, with all the competing issues you will face. Choosing curriculum, recruiting and retaining top-notch faculty, weighing athletics versus education, maintaining legal compliance, satisfying target audiences, and managing annual and capital fundraising. Kent...

Fall has officially kicked off and we know your time is valuable! Timeslots are precious on our jam-packed calendars. We would not waste our time and we wouldn’t dare waste yours! And yet, we have an awesome monthly tool with The Timothy Group webinars! Here are five reasons to engage...

On Friday, December 9th, Tabor College of Hillsboro, Kansas dedicated their $13 million Shari Flaming Center for the Arts. Through the determination and enthusiasm of Dr. Jules Glanzer; Ron Braun, VP for Advancement; Trustees, the Advancement team and the entire Tabor family, Tabor completed this...

Excerpts from Growing and Building - Faith, Prayer and Leadership by Bruce L. Fister, Lieutenant General, USAF, Retired published 2017 Saquaro Publishing   Officer's Christian Fellowship (OCF) has a vision to positively impact the military through Christ-like leaders. Their mission is to engage military leaders in Biblical fellowship and...

If you've been around development work for any amount of time, or have worked with major donors at all, you've probably asked yourself this question - maybe more than once. We have a saying at The Timothy Group (sorry, I don’t know who originated it), “A successful donor visit is when the right person asks the right person for the right amount for the right project in the right place at the right time.”

If you've been involved in development work for long, you've probably had a situation where you made the “ask” of a donor before he/she was ready. How did you know they weren’t ready? A couple ways, probably – either he/she was offended, said “no” or gave a significantly smaller amount than you hoped for. No worries, we have all been there a time or two. Maybe a better question is - how would you know (for next time)? The relationship between a donor, the development staff person or volunteer assigned to him/her and the institution in need of support is a tricky one. There are guidelines of when a donor is ultimately “ready” for solicitation, but no hard, fast rules. Every donor, every organization and every campaign is different.