You wish to undertake a major project that will multiply your success. Unfortunately, your unanswered questions are multiplying, too.
- Will a major capital campaign damage our annual giving?
- Can we combine an annual stewardship or fundraising campaign with a capital development campaign?
- How much can we expect to raise?
- How much of the pastorís or ministry leaderís time will have to go to the project?
- How often should we run a capital campaign?
- What projects appeal most to donors?
- Can donor gifts include assets rather than cash?
- Where do we begin?
Bountiful Harvest Consulting answers these questions and the dozens of others like them that arise during any capital campaign. We also understand that your organizationís needs are unique, just as your questions will be, so we never rely on formulaic responses to address your distinct mission.
Churches and ministries that shy away from growth challenges begin a slow process of dying. Complacency stalls momentum--vision gives way to preservation.
Bountiful Harvest Consulting has many avenues to help you make informed decisions about your organizationís goals and where to begin.
Visioning and Values Retreat
Designed to define a common vision and goal, Bountiful Harvestís Visioning and Values Retreat provides a constructive place to pray, perceive, and prepare.
Allowing the pastor to be a full participant invites the congregation leaders to trust, envision, and embrace the future to which God may be calling you.
Once seeds are planted for a capital campaign, the logical first step is to pray for guidance. This may lead to Opinion Research Ė what do people think God is calling them to do and how much can be accomplished? Bountiful Harvest helps determine how much is truly possible to accomplish to further the cause of Christ.
Whether or not Bountiful Harvest is chosen to run the capital campaign itself, some thought should be given to the time period immediately following a Feasibility Study. This is a time for reflection, data gathering, leadership identification, and design. We lead you through this important pre-campaign phase in a way that we hope will inspire you to retain us to run the full campaign.
Endowment Campaign Planning
Planned giving can be an important part of any type of campaign. Itís often ignored because of the level of sophistication required to interpret tax law. Oftentimes, however, people respond to campaigns by wanting to give a valuable object to the campaign rather than pledged dollars. Stock, insurance, and real estate are items typically given in support of Capital Campaigns. Bountiful Harvest gives guidance in this area and will help secure the appropriate legal advice.
What's Right for You?
Whether your group is interested in a Feasibility Study only, a Visioning and Values Retreat
to set doable goals, or a full-blown Capital Campaign, Bountiful Harvest is here to help and give guidance.
Starting small or jumping right in, the challenges of a capital campaign are many. Most organizations realize they need unbiased, outside support. Thatís why churches, ministries, and nonprofits team with Bountiful Harvest Consulting to navigate the twists and turns that arise when making vision reality.
Why? Because a three-fold cord -- God, your organization, and Bountiful Harvest Consulting Ė is
not quickly broken.