How much could we raise in a Capital Campaign?

How much could we raise in a Capital Campaign?

As the new year begins, are you thinking about the possibility of a significant project that would require a capital campaign? If so, you are likely pondering how much you might right raise in a capital campaign.  Here are some considerations. For congregations, the...
Focused. Forward.

Focused. Forward.

Welcome 2023! As we all have discovered, the pandemic changed the course of our churches and nonprofit organizations. We are still figuring many things out, but if there is one thing we have learned it is that we emerge stronger and renewed by focusing forward....
A Spirit of Generosity

A Spirit of Generosity

As we are experiencing this season of Fall, we are once again reminded of the abundance that surrounds us, the plenty that we receive, and the multitude of blessings that come to us. If you take the opportunity to drive through the countryside, you will see farmers...
A Blessing for Leaders

A Blessing for Leaders

The Election season is upon us. It’s a good time to share the following blessing from John O’Donohue. Not only is it a timely blessing to bestow on all our national, state, and local civic leaders, but also a wonderful blessing for congregational leaders to reflect...
A CAPITAL CAMPAIGN IN THIS ECONOMY…REALLY?

A CAPITAL CAMPAIGN IN THIS ECONOMY…REALLY?

“Should we start a capital campaign now?” That’s always the big question. The answer to this question is another question: “What’s the purpose of the capital campaign?” Or, put another way, “What do you need the funding for?” If the answer is compelling and urgent,...
Ever Wonder . . . Now, What Is Our Vision?

Ever Wonder . . . Now, What Is Our Vision?

In conversations with pastors and congregational leaders recently, I notice different issues that are leading to similar questions. Congregations are entering into their program year after a couple of years affected by the pandemic. For some there is a sense of...
Are People Inspired by S.O.S. Talks?

Are People Inspired by S.O.S. Talks?

So, what is a S.O.S. talk? It is a “Show Of Support”! We oftentimes ask folks in our church or nonprofit to give a talk or write about a ministry, service, or a special program they support and have a passion for. Sometimes they are called testimonials, temple talks,...