When it comes to getting help for your next capital campaign you need to realize that a good consultant raises you more than money. I get that you are reading this because in all probability you need to raise capital funds. That gets me to the table. However, raising funds depends upon so many other variables that a campaign consultant needs to be a jack of all trades in many respects. Can your campaign consultant be that for you? Can they help you make the right moves on the right levels?
When it comes to the development of your project there are three basic levels you need to be thinking of…
Project – This is whatever you need to raise funds for. It could be a new building, a renovation project, a relocation of your site or even simply debt reduction.
Financing – Particularly if you are just starting the building process you need to find some financial institution that will fiance what you are attempting to build.
Funding – The good news might be that you get a loan. The bad news is, you have to pay it back. This is where stewardship firms can come along side to assist you.
You have to think of all three simultaneously! It is literally like playing chess on three levels. Good campaign consultants can help you at each level. For instance…
I am not a banker but I do know the basic requirements banks have when lending churches money for projects. Our expertise can help you navigate through this mine field.
I am not a builder but I do know the basic process that builders go through and how that intersects with raising the funds for that project.
Raising funds is not as easy as it might seem. There are a lot of complexities that go into the process. More often than not the project being proposed has little to nothing to do with why people will not support it. Often it is some side issue unrelated to the need to raise money that causes members to push back. Do you know how to discover that issue and how to deal with it? A good consultant can help you with that.
Our consultants are strategic thinkers not simply fund raisers. All our consultants have been pastors. All have held capital campaigns in the churches they pastored. All have extensive experience helping churches. They are equipped to help you navigate through the mine fields of your next project.
Your project is too important to make a mistake on. Get the help you need today because a good consultant raises you more than money!
Mark Brooks – The Stewardship Coach