Evaluation of a church’s total giving culture, programs, and needs; resulting in recommendations and a plan for improvement.
A special appeal, normally for a period of three years, to fund a project or projects beyond what a church can afford through its operating budget.
Annual Operating Budget Campaign
Increase the spiritual meaning of giving and the amount of giving to a church’s operating budget.
Combined Capital and Operating Budget Campaign (2 pledge cards)
With Emphasis on Capital Campaign Most common. Capital giving normally for 3 years. Annual giving normally increases 1-2%.
With Emphasis on Operating Budget Giving When a congregation needs a major increase (10-20%) in its long-term annual giving and has capital project/s requiring no more than 1 times its annual giving.
Single Fund Giving (1 pledge card)
Special capital and/or mission initiatives are added to the current operating budget. Works particularly well in churches with low levels of giving/pledging, and where the church requires a short-term increase in annual giving of up to 50%.
Feasibility Study for a Capital Campaign
Develop a very accurate projection of what a church is likely to raise in a capital campaign for a particular project.
Endowment/Foundation Assessment and Development
Establish or improve a church foundation/endowment which is attractive to prospective donors, and inspires the current congregation’s generosity instead of crippling it.
Lead Gift Development
Develop a plan to cultivate and encourage financial leaders to bump up the annual budget and to inspire and motivate the congregation’s generosity.