If you are going to be successful raising funds for a capital campaign you need a 24/7 365 giving partner! Ronnie Floyd one of my client pastors and the president of the Southern Baptist Convention made a crucial observation to me a year ago. He said, “Pastors need to stop only thinking about giving when they are in a capital campaign.” That is spot on!
One of the most important keys towards having a successful capital stewardship campaign is building and establishing a solid giving base. If you are thinking about a capital campaign in the months to come you need to be thinking about building that base. For instance do you have a good plan for increasing end of year giving? If you are in a capital campaign does your campaign partner give you help towards increasing your giving? If not why not?
Recently I won a contract with a church after competing with another major stewardship firm. When the marketing head of the other firm called the pastor to ask why he went with The Charis Group the pastor mentioned my help with end of year giving. The other firm’s marketing guy said, “We could have done that for you.” The pastor said, “Well you never mentioned it.”
One way The Charis Group is different is we are focused upon total stewardship not simply capital campaigns. I have been writing about this for years. They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. It now seems many other firms are starting to get on the band wagon. Good! It is about time.
You need someone to help you not only with a capital campaign but with increasing your yearly giving. There is no better firm than The Charis Group.
Get The Stewardship Coach material for free when you partner with The Charis Group! Last January I started The Stewardship Coach a monthly membership program where I provided detailed help for churches in an effort to see their giving increase. One of my clients since starting our plan has seen his giving increase by over 30%. All Charis Group clients get The Stewardship Coach materials for free. What does that get you? Here is what I offer monthly clients…
- A weekly newsletter called, The Stewardship Coach is sent out every Monday morning. That newsletter includes,
- A weekly offering talk ready for use the next Sunday,
- Key articles about the current trends in giving,
- Social Media sample posts and ideas to increase giving,
- Sample emails and letters that you can use to increase giving and much more, AND,
- Access to my weekly webinar entitled, “Monday Morning’s With Mark The Stewardship Coach,” every Monday at 11 AM EST.
- I teach for 15 to 20 mins on how to increase your giving and answer any and all questions.
- Manuals for free like my, summer giving plan, Easter offering plan, end of year giving plans and more!
To see our website go to, http://thestewardshipcoach.org/ I charge members $59.95 a month. Charis Group members get all that free.
We keep our eye on all your giving in order to help you make budget AND raise the needed funds for your capital campaign. Our clients see their regular giving go up not simply because they are in a campaign. Their giving goes up because we work with them 24/7 365 days a year! Do you have a 24/7 365 partner? If not it is time you get one. We are ready when you are.
Mark Brooks – The Stewardship Coach
Founder and President
The Charis Group and Charis Giving Solutions