Showing posts with label NPCapitalCampaigns. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NPCapitalCampaigns. Show all posts

Monday, January 13, 2014

PPP Blog: The Perpetual Campaign

From the PPP Blog

PPP Blog: The Perpetual Campaign: The Perpetual Campaign
We’ve been talking to PPP members around the country about how their organizations treat planned gifts during capital campaigns. One gift planner working for a university in the final year of a five-year, $1 billion campaign said he expects to transition immediately into the silent phase of the next campaign. It’s a high energy, high stress, production-oriented atmosphere for everyone in the development operation, and especially for gift planners, whose “production” doesn’t easily fit in a time-limited box. Is the perpetual campaign good or bad for planned giving?

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Harvard Seeks $6.5 Billion as Gifts Over $50 Million Proliferate - Bloomberg

Harvard Seeks $6.5 Billion as Gifts Over $50 Million Proliferate - Bloomberg: The number of so-called mega donations to U.S. colleges is rebounding just as Harvard University begins a $6.5 billion capital campaign, the largest in the history of higher education.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Feasibility Studies: An Unnecessary Expense Designed to Make Consultants Rich, or an Important Part

Feasibility Studies: An Unnecessary Expense Designed to Make Consultants Rich, or an Important Part: These are the questions that many organizations are asking as they ponder paying for a feasibility study at the beginning of their fundraising campaigns. After all, you know your donors, right? Can't you just do the study yourself—and aren't you just itching for a chance to talk to your donors for real, and not just as part of an invented cultivation visit?

Monday, May 06, 2013

Hopkins to raise $4.5 billion - baltimoresun.com

Hopkins to raise $4.5 billion - baltimoresun.com: Johns Hopkins announced Saturday a $4.5 billion fundraising goal — among the largest in the country — to help the university and health system address some of the world's most challenging issues, including water scarcity, education quality and city revitalization.

Contributors have already committed nearly $2 billion, including a $350 million pledge from New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, a Hopkins alumnus, in what is known as the "quiet phase" of the campaign, dubbed "Rising to the Challenge."

Monday, April 15, 2013

Charity Athletics: ROI Should be Measured Long Term - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

Charity Athletics: ROI Should be Measured Long Term - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly: According to a study from the Indiana University School of Philanthropy, however, charity races bring in only $3.20 for every dollar spent. Compare that to telephone solicitations: $12 raised per dollar spent. How about capital campaigns? Each dollar spent in one of those garners $20 in return.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The List: Boston's 25 Most Powerful People in Boston Philanthropy 2013

The List: Boston's 25 Most Powerful People in Boston Philanthropy 2013: The Power List: The 25 Most Influential People in Boston Philanthropy
They came. They gave. They conquered.
Boston Magazine | April 2013
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Nonprofits and the philanthropists behind them do an enormous amount of important work in Boston. They feed the hungry, educate children, take care of the sick, and sponsor a thriving arts and culture community. But at the upper echelons of the city, philanthropy is about something else, too. It’s about writing $10 million checks, leading $1 billion capital campaigns, getting your name stamped on college buildings, and fighting for coveted seats on prestigious boards. In other words, it’s about power—the money, influence, and ideas that make things happen. And no one in town has more of it than the leaders listed here, the 25 most powerful people in Boston philanthropy.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

United Way of the National Capital Area gambles on new giving models - The Washington Post

United Way of the National Capital Area gambles on new giving models - The Washington Post: In an effort to energize what he believed was a moribund organization, Hanbury started some bold initiatives. He rebuilt the staff with fresh talent, retooled its strategy and tightened rules for charity groups looking to qualify for membership.

But most critically, he also set in motion a shift away from the workplace-oriented giving campaigns that have long been the lifeblood of the organization.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

How a Planning Committee Can Catapult Your Capital Campaign Forward

How a Planning Committee Can Catapult Your Capital Campaign Forward: A Short-Term Planning Committee Is the Answer

We find that many community leaders are quite willing to serve on a shorter-term planning committee to help organize the campaign and plan campaign strategy.

And once they are involved on the planning committee, they become much more interested and personally invested in the campaign's success.

Your campaign planning committee is distinct from your campaign steering committee. It gives you a unique opportunity to invite a few special people to help shape the campaign over a couple of short meetings without asking them to join a committee that will meet for the entire duration of the campaign.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Three All-Important Tricks of Capital Campaign Success

Three All-Important Tricks of Capital Campaign Success: Three All-Important Tricks of Capital Campaign Success

October 2012

Engage your major donors when a campaign is just a gleam in your eye.

Tell them what you have in mind. Ask their opinions and listen to what they say. Recruit them to be part of your planning committee or your campaign steering committee. Make sure they are interviewed in a feasibility study. There's no better way to draw someone in than to involve them in key strategic decisions along the way.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Nothing ‘Quiet’ About Archdiocese’s Campaign - TheNonProfitTimes

Nothing ‘Quiet’ About Archdiocese’s Campaign - TheNonProfitTimes: he archdiocese tightened its belt by slashing expenses and forged ahead with a parish-based, $135-million capital campaign called “Changing Lives Together,” which ends next year.

“We launched the campaign because we had to. That’s the bottom line,” said William Blaul, the campaign’s communications coordinator.

Now nearing the halfway mark of the staggered campaign, Changing Lives Together has received $52 million in pledges from more than 36,000 households. The pledges are to be paid over three years. “Changing Lives Together is right on goal,” Blaul said. “Our fulfillment right now is right where we want it to be -- better than 90 percent.”

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Reinventing the Nonprofit Capital Campaign | Social Velocity

Reinventing the Nonprofit Capital Campaign | Social Velocity: Yesterday I wrote a post at the About.com Nonprofit blog about how nonprofits launching a capital campaign should consider a capacity capital campaign instead. You can read the whole post here. But below is an excerpt:

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Exploring Why Some Pledges Go Unfulfilled - Press - AFP

Exploring Why Some Pledges Go Unfulfilled - Press - AFP: Exploring Why Some Pledges Go Unfulfilled

(May 22, 2012) Little data exists for measuring slippage of multiyear pledges to capital or endowment campaigns. A recent survey offers a glimpse at this phenomenon.

The research study is based on an online survey of AFP eWire readers conducted by ME&V Fundraising Advisers.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

massnonprofit.org ::

massnonprofit.org ::: November 6, 2011 — The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem has raised $550 million toward a $650 million goal, the largest capital campaign ever undertaken by a Massachusetts museum, which, when completed, will give it the largest endowment of any museum in the state and one of the top 10 in the country.

Proceeds from the Peabody Essex Museum capital campaign, reportedly underway since 2006, announced in The Boston Globe today, will be used as

Monday, October 24, 2011

Running a Successful Capital Campaign

Running a Successful Capital Campaign: When Heather Hurst started her new job as president and CEO of Humber River Regional Hospital Foundation, she had to hit the ground running, given her new employer was one year into the throes of a major capital campaign.

In the early stage of a $250 million fundraising effort to build the first new hospital in Toronto in 35 years, they’re hoping the first shovel will hit the ground this November.

Friday, August 12, 2011

World Art Managers Find New Funding Models In D.C. : NPR

World Art Managers Find New Funding Models In D.C. : NPR: "Each year's class of fellows is a little like a United Nations of arts management. They come from every corner of the globe; Pakistan, Russia, Ecuador, Zanzibar, Cambodia and China to name a few. In most of these countries, nonprofit staples like capital campaigns and membership drives are unheard of.

'The funding system in the United States is different than most of the world,' says Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser. 'We developed this private philanthropy model because of a separation of art and state that really emerged from the Puritans who thought that music and dance were evil.'"

Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Nonprofit Quarterly | @npquarterly | Fundraising Success Paints Brighter Picture for Barnes Foundation

The Nonprofit Quarterly | @npquarterly | Fundraising Success Paints Brighter Picture for Barnes Foundation: "une 28, 2011; Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | What a difference $200 million makes. That's the amount the Barnes Foundation said it has raised for its capital campaign, and more than enough to pay for a new facility going up in downtown Philadelphia to house its multibillion-dollar art collection."

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The NonProfit Times - "Healthcare Fundraising

The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management: "Healthcare Fundraising

Grateful Patients Build
Capital campaigns supported by those who know its worth

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston has one year left on its ambitious $1 billion Mission Possible capital campaign, the largest effort the organization has undertaken in its 63-year history.

And instead of waiting for the last year to solicit employees, the organization approached senior faculty before the campaign's 2007 public launch. The development professionals explained the campaign's significance and four key funding areas, including the Jimmy Fund and the Yawkey Center for Cancer Care."

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Capital Campaign to raise money for UT Martin - Campus News

Capital Campaign to raise money for UT Martin - Campus News: "The University of Tennessee's Office of Development is focusing on a major capital campaign at various campuses in the University's system including UTM.

Private dollars raised are used to fund programs of excellence and take advantage of new opportunities presented to the campuses or sites. These programs typically are focused on enhancing quality. These dollars are gifts that allow the UT system to offer additional scholarships; recruit and retain faculty; enhance or assist with buildings and/or the technology, equipment, furnishings or other features that maximize their usefulness."