WHY questions versus HOW questions

WHY questions versus HOW questions

How do I know we are ready for a Capital Campaign? It’s a fundamental question often asked.  The answer is arrived at by listening well.   By listening, I mean listening to the conversations that are swirling around the proposed project… listening to the nature...
Connecting Virtually

Connecting Virtually

Q: What do the printing press and Zoom have in common?          A: They both transformed the way culture communicates! Zooming (or whatever platform you prefer) is here for the long haul. So, how do we do it well and graciously? Just like in-person hospitality, there...
Stewardship & Stories

Stewardship & Stories

You are probably thinking about the approach for your annual stewardship appeal (if not, it’s time to start!). As you make your plans, don’t forget about the “power of story” when it comes to engaging contributors. Every day we make decisions because we hear a story...
A New Normal Opportunity

A New Normal Opportunity

If it’s been a long time (or perhaps never) since you had a “functioning” Stewardship Ministry Team, now is the time to recruit and train a group of individuals to serve. As we continue navigating our way out of the pandemic, we are entering a space we are calling the...
PHASE 3 – FUNDING THE VISION

PHASE 3 – FUNDING THE VISION

In this third and final post describing the 10 Steps In The Capital Campaign Process, we introduce Phase 3 (Steps 6 – 10). To read about Phase 1 Click Here & Phase 2 Click Here. Conduct the Capital Campaign (Step 6) Assuming your capital campaign is for...