28 Apr 2014 Capital Campaigns Survey
By Samantha Hardwick
When many members of the nonprofit industry hear the words “Capital Campaign,” they instantly think of multi-million dollar funding goals and years of hard work. Another common association is that capital campaigns are strictly for funding new buildings or facility repair and expansion. Based on our experience, however, we can tell you that this is not always the case.
Over the years, Convergent has worked on campaigns with a wide variety of funding goals, from a few hundred thousand dollars to over $10 million, that have taken from a few months to over a year to complete, and with the purpose of funding everything from program expansion to overhead to endowments.
Because capital campaigns are an integral fundraising tool for nonprofits, regardless of size or industry, we have created a brief, five-question survey about the capital campaign process. This survey aims to gain key insights into current capital campaign trends. We believe the results will prove useful to nonprofits as they plan and execute successful campaigns in the future.
Please take a moment to assist us by taking this brief survey and sharing your own thoughts and experiences on the capital campaign process. Your answers will be kept confidential and used only in tabulation with other responses. We appreciate your time and insights!