Before you chose your next partner for your capital campaign let me share with you why we charge less than our competitors. Last week one of my clients sheepishly told me that my fee was more than 50% lower than the other companies they interviewed. I was not surprised by that. We are typically lower than all the major stewardship firms. That begs the question, why?
First, and foremost we don’t have the same overhead that they do. For one thing all of us work from our homes. When we have corporate meetings it is simply easier to rent a room for a few hours than pay for office space that we simply don’t need. So because we are good stewards of our resources we can pass along the savings to you.
Next as president I keep less than other firms so my consultants make more money per contract and can thus quote you a smaller fee. At the same church I listed above one of my friends told me that he would have to charge nearly double my fee to make what I would make for the same work. Why? Nearly every consultant has to pay back to the parent organization sometimes as much as 50% of the contract. The companies do that to pay for their overhead of office space, advertising and the president’s salary. As president of The Charis Group I make my own salary working my own contracts. Our consultants thus can charge less than others while making more money than any other firm in America pays! For all of my competitor consultants reading this you need to come to work for us!
The other reason our fees are lower is that we only charge you for what you need thus giving you a price you are happy with. We were the first stewardship firm to offer campaign help by breaking our work down into basic silos allowing you to choose what you want and thus paying for only what you need. It has been amusing to us to see our competitors mirror what we have instituted in pricing and others revolutionary ideas.
We charge less but deliver more effective consulting than any other firm! Just because we are less than the rest doesn’t mean you get short changed in the process. Most firms waste your time to legitimize their fees. We are the leaders in innovation and process that WILL help you maximize what is pledged. On top of that no other firms does follow up like we do. Our clients are seeing a 90% plus return on pledges!
So, save money and get the best consultants in the industry by using The Charis Group.
Mark Brooks – The Stewardship Coach