The Best Practices and Biggest Mistakes of a Christian School Capital Campaign

Running a capital campaign for your Christian school can be overwhelming. One of our Christian school partners said it well, “The enormous amount of money that we had to raise and yet still maintain employees and salaries and the cost of doing business…there was a lot of pressure. We were wondering….can we do this?” We are here to guide you toward success! For nearly four decades we have helped conduct capital campaigns that have raised hundreds of millions of dollars for schools like yours. During that time we have compiled a list of “Best Practices and Biggest Mistakes of a School Capital Campaign”. Our upcoming workshop will teach you how to: Set an achievable goal for your school’s campaign, Map out a timeline to stay on track, Get your board of directors on board, Complete your campaign successfully. And much more!
Are you ready to maximize your dollar and see growth throughout your corps or mission? Watch our free webinar titled, “Capital Campaigns 101 for TSA/Rescue Missions: Everything You Need to Know but Didn’t Know to Ask”, with expert, Chad Haney, Senior Development Consultant presenting. Chad will share his insights and proven tactics to help your organization understand the importance of a capital campaign and flourish in the process. In this session, you’ll learn: Estimating potential fundraising targets. Identifying the ideal leaders for a capital campaign. Understanding the importance of pre-campaign planning studies. Determining the best time of the year to launch a campaign And MORE! Embarking on a capital campaign is a journey filled with learning, growth and discovering impact. Are you ready to launch your journey to growth?
Christian Schools today are seeing a record number of applications. One of the biggest challenges being faced in handling this demand is that many schools don’t have space to grow. You need to build. But even before you build, you need a capital campaign. Watch our free webinar, “Capital Campaigns 101 for Christian Schools: Everything You Need to Know but Didn’t Know to Ask” to discover the secrets to finding the game-changing strategies for your school. In this session, you’ll learn about: Estimating potential fundraising targets. Identifying the ideal leaders for a capital campaign. Deciding on the best timing for your school’s campaign. Understanding the importance of pre-campaign planning studies. And much more!
Is a capital campaign on the horizon for your church in 2024? Before you take action, watch our free webinar “Can you Answer the 7 Questions That Are Crucial for the Success of Your Next Church Capital Campaign?” In this educational event, you’ll learn: What the common misconceptions are about a church capital campaign. How to set an appropriate goal for your campaign. How a capital campaign will it impact annual giving. And much more! Our guest speaker, Kurt Appel, an ordained elder with over 25 years in full-time ministry, currently serves as the Group Vice President of Churches at Cargill Associates. Kurt’s journey has been a blend of faith and practical expertise, having started in engineering before being called to ministry. This dual perspective has been invaluable in guiding churches through growth and transformation.
A great Higher Education Mid-level program provides an intentional, strategic onramp that allows you to identify potential Major donors and seamlessly move them into managed relationships with your development staff. In this workshop you’ll learn: 8 Keys to Mid-level Success. How to retain a higher percentage of these incredibly valuable donors. How to present new and unique giving opportunities and develop personal relationships with key supporters. And how to migrate your Mid-level program donors into more deeply engaged Major donors
You don’t raise money for a Rescue Mission or Salvation Army capital campaign like you would for most other nonprofits. Each have unique opportunities and challenges that must be carefully considered when planning how best to conduct a campaign. In this session, you’ll learn the most pressing fundraising challenges for TSA Corps & Rescue Missions, and their solutions: How to craft an effective pitch that appeals to diverse audiences How to apply best practices for developing major donors How to prevent your capital campaign from cannibalizing your annual giving …And MORE!
DickersonBakker’s latest research, ‘A Better Way: A National Study of Nonprofit Leadership & Fundraising in a Rapidly Changing World,’ unveils insights that reshape our understanding of the nonprofit sector. In this study, we asked leaders and frontline fundraising professionals for their candid assessment of how their organization is doing. Nonprofit leaders and fundraising staff recognize that things are not as they should be. Many respondents doubt the wisdom of their organization’s current strategic direction and they believe their organization’s fundraising is focusing on the wrong priorities. The research is clear–nonprofits need a better way to fundraise. This research brings to light 10 key takeaways that have the potential to revolutionize how we approach and address leadership, fundraising, and the challenges faced by nonprofit organizations today.
DickersonBakker’s latest research, ‘A Better Way: A National Study of Nonprofit Leadership & Fundraising in a Rapidly Changing World,’ unveils insights that reshape our understanding of the nonprofit sector. In this webinar, you’ll learn: The most pressing challenges for nonprofits today, especially having enough qualified staff for fundraising. The key attributes nonprofit employees value most in their leadership. What’s behind the perception divide that exists between CEOs and staff, and how to bridge the gap. How to make informed decisions on adapting your fundraising strategies. This research brings to light several takeaways that have the potential to revolutionize how we approach and address leadership, fundraising, and the challenges faced by nonprofit organizations today.
Is there a capital campaign in your church’s future? Sooner or later every church faces the need to raise money – whether to expand, renovate, or repair. This session will explain exactly what a campaign is…and is not! Our team will teach you about these key campaign elements: -Vision casting -Goal setting -Organizing and managing your campaign -Asking for money -Communication strategies …AND MORE!
A capital campaign can provide a huge leap forward in helping your Christian School grow, meet goals, and expand impact. Jumpstart your campaign by giving early attention to these three essential ingredients: 1. Master the art of crafting a winning case for support. 2. Set a challenging but achievable goal by correctly assessing donors’ giving capacity. 3. Get practical tips on how to recruit a “dream team” of volunteers to lead your campaign.
Ready to unlock the secrets of successful higher education capital campaigns? Join us on August 24th, 11 am CST for a free webinar, “10 Essential To-Do’s for Higher Education Institutions Gearing Up for a Capital Campaign.” Jason Caniglia, MPA, CFRM, VP, CLIENT SERVICES will guide you through the foundational elements of a capital campaign and how to apply outcomes thinking to achieve success. Your future campaign’s success starts here!
2023-08-23 12:00:00
The constant evolution of the nonprofit landscape demands highly adaptive and skilled leadership. Too often, however, nonprofits make critical mistakes when hiring their leaders, which can impede their mission, drain their resources, and negatively impact their teams. This webinar will unpack “5 Mistakes Nonprofits Make When Hiring Leaders,” providing a comprehensive roadmap to circumvent these common pitfalls and optimize your executive search. As a participant in this webinar, you’ll gain insights into best practices for hiring nonprofit leaders, learn from common mistakes, and receive actionable strategies to optimize your leadership recruitment. Don’t let avoidable mistakes hinder your organization’s potential. Join us to build a strong foundation for effective leadership, and ultimately, for a thriving nonprofit. This webinar is designed for nonprofit leaders, including executive directors, board members, HR professionals, and anyone involved in the hiring process within nonprofit organizations.

The constant evolution of the nonprofit landscape demands highly adaptive and skilled leadership. Too often, however, nonprofits make critical mistakes when hiring their leaders, which can impede their mission, drain their resources, and negatively impact their teams.

This webinar will unpack “5 Mistakes Nonprofits Make When Hiring Leaders,” providing a comprehensive roadmap to circumvent these common pitfalls and optimize your executive search.

As a participant in this webinar, you’ll gain insights into best practices for hiring nonprofit leaders, learn from common mistakes, and receive actionable strategies to optimize your leadership recruitment. Don’t let avoidable mistakes hinder your organization’s potential. Join us to build a strong foundation for effective leadership, and ultimately, for a thriving nonprofit.

This webinar is designed for nonprofit leaders, including executive directors, board members, HR professionals, and anyone involved in the hiring process within nonprofit organizations.

2023-07-19 12:00:00

Is there a capital campaign in your church’s future? Sooner or later every church faces the need to raise money – whether to expand, renovate, or repair.

This session will highlight the pivotal role of a pastor in shaping a compelling vision and maintaining effective communication, while addressing major challenges pastors typically confront, including:

-Absence of formal training in fundraising
-Viewing fundraising as a ‘necessary evil’
-Being overwhelmed by the weight of existing responsibilities

AND MORE!

Presented by Cargill Associates, a division of DickersonBakker, our aim is to equip you with insights and strategies to positively influence your church’s future initiatives.

2023-07-20 12:00:00
Please join us on July 20th at 10AM PST/1PM EST for an informative and interactive webinar presented by Andrew Olsen, CFRE, Senior Vice President of Fundraising Solutions. Andrew is well known for his expertise in fundraising, having helped more than 500 ministries and nonprofits in raising over half a billion dollars. He is also a passionate advocate for leadership development and we are thrilled to hear his thoughts and insight on this topic! Here is what we will cover: 10 frequent mistakes made by nonprofit leaders, plus our tips and clear solutions on how to avoid them. Some of the highlighted issues include: 1️. Tolerating Toxic Behaviors 2️. Settling for Mediocrity 3️. Falling into a Scarcity Mindset 4️. Neglecting Self-care And much more!

Please join us on July 20th at 10AM PST/1PM EST for an informative and interactive webinar presented by Andrew Olsen, CFRE, Senior Vice President of Fundraising Solutions. Andrew is well known for his expertise in fundraising, having helped more than 500 ministries and nonprofits in raising over half a billion dollars. He is also a passionate advocate for leadership development and we are thrilled to hear his thoughts and insight on this topic!

Here is what we will cover: 10 frequent mistakes made by nonprofit leaders, plus our tips and clear solutions on how to avoid them. Some of the highlighted issues include:

1️. Tolerating Toxic Behaviors
2️. Settling for Mediocrity
3️. Falling into a Scarcity Mindset
4️. Neglecting Self-care

And much more!

2023-06-15 13:00:00
Capital campaign fundraising, dollar for dollar, is the most cost-effective way a school can raise funds. And while the results can be transformational, a capital campaign is a complex undertaking. With so much at stake, and only one shot to get it right, there are some things you must know before getting started. During this one-hour webcast, you’ll learn: How much will we likely be able to raise? Who should lead our capital campaign? What is a pre-campaign planning study and is it really necessary? When is the best time of year to launch a capital campaign?

Capital campaign fundraising, dollar for dollar, is the most cost-effective way a school can raise funds. And while the results can be transformational, a capital campaign is a complex undertaking. With so much at stake, and only one shot to get it right, there are some things you must know before getting started.

During this one-hour webcast, you’ll learn:

  • How much will we likely be able to raise?
  • Who should lead our capital campaign?
  • What is a pre-campaign planning study and is it really necessary?
  • When is the best time of year to launch a capital campaign?
2023-04-11 00:00:00
Presented by: Andrew Olsen, CFRE & Victoria Mannoia, MA
Presented by: Derric Bakker, President, DickersonBakker; Dr. Matthew Lee, Director of Research, ACSI; Paul Neal, Director of Operations, CACE; Rex Miller, Founder, Mindshift; David Buckles, President, Foundation Academy