We examine the fundamental factors involved in your readiness for a capital campaign. We investigate your organization’s strengths and weaknesses, programs, plans and priorities. We identify the financial and human resources needed before you launch a successful campaign.
Together, we prepare the strategy and timing of the public announcement of the campaign. We identify what you need for supporting communications, train campaign leadership and assist you in learning how to secure lead gifts.
We create a tightly structured campaign program. Each aspect of the program is focused on achieving a stated goal and timeline. The program includes: A specific publicly stated dollar goal, time limit, an intensively organized volunteer apparatus, publicity about your campaign and ideas for enthusiasm –raising activities.
Ongoing communication with donors is critical to your campaign success. The fulfillment goal is 90% of campaign commitments within 36 months from launch.
A Capital Campaign is good way to propel your organization to the next level. It forces you to plan, execute and fine-tune your mission, your vision and your core values. It makes you look forward.
A Capital Campaign will increase your faith. Psalm 127:1 says, “Unless the Lord Builds the House…we labor in vain”. At the end of the day it is still HIS work and we are his co-laborers.
A campaign will help you expand your existing donor base. It will give you the opportunity to identify new mega and major donor prospects.
It will allow you to ask for multi-year commitments and increase your donor capacity by including your annual and capital funding needs.
A campaign will stretch the capacity and challenge your development team to step up. Building a team of volunteers will increase your organizations fund raising space in your community.
A campaign will raise your ministry awareness in your community. With press releases your organization takes an expanded profile and brand in your community.
We engaged the Timothy Group to help us assess our church’s readiness for a stewardship campaign, and received excellent advice and support from Pat and his team throughout the entire process. We successfully raised more than $6,000,000 with The Timothy Group’s assistance. I recommend them strongly and would not hesitate to use them in future campaigns.
The results of the campaign are ultimately in the Lord's hands. Doing our homework, working smarter and not just harder, and taking advantage of the experience of a successful professional like Pat McLaughlin, however, are essential on our side of the equation. His counsel and expertise have been great assets in enabling us to direct an effective capital effort. Having "Coach Pat" directing our team also helped this headmaster sleep a little better at night! May the Lord bless your efforts in whatever campaign you undertake to advance His kingdom!
The Timothy Group does an incredible job of providing the guidance needed in any capital campaign. They had a quick follow-up and follow-through. Their wisdom and counsel have been invaluable to NORTH Church! I would highly recommend them to anyone taking on the great endeavor of a campaign.