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8 Best Practices for Fundraising Campaign Success

October 28, 2015

Over the past 21 years, JGA has served as campaign counsel, assisting scores of not-for-profit organizations in planning and conducting all types of fundraising campaigns from comprehensive campaigns, to endowment and capital campaigns. The organizations we have counseled represent all segments of the nonprofit sector – secondary and higher education, cultural arts and museums, health care, human services, churches and religious institutions, and wildlife and environmental causes. We have served as campaign counsel for campaigns with goals of less than $1 million and more than $100 million.

Looking back over these many years of experience with a wide range of campaigns, what are some of the common denominators of successful campaigns? What “best practices” are key to success in a campaign?

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2 Crucial Elements Influence Capital Campaign Success

July 17, 2015

In a recent luncheon conversation, a prospective client asked me, “What, more than anything else, influences the success of a capital campaign?”

A number of important factors quickly came to mind: a well-conceived and executed plan, outstanding institutional and volunteer leadership, great campaign counsel (like JGA, of course . . . just couldn’t resist!).  But as I reflected on the many campaigns in which I have been involved over the years, I told the inquirer two things stand out as being most influential. Donors_Vision_Puzzle_2

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The President’s Role in a Campaign: 10 Key Responsibilities

May 29, 2015

Presidential involvement is a crucial component of campaign success | A campaign will likely be one of the most important undertakings of a presidency and can transform an institution. The following list outlines the president’s top responsibilities in ensuring campaign success.

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Vision and Leadership are Key to Advancing HOPE

May 07, 2014

by Andy Canada

 

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3 Keys to Investment-Level Gifts

May 02, 2014

by Kris Kindelsperger

 

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CAE Reports Record Giving to Colleges and Universities in 2013

February 27, 2014

by Jeff Small

 

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The Art of Funding Science at Liberal Arts Schools

December 05, 2013

by Ted Grossnickle

 

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Art in Practice: The Feasibility Study Interview

October 04, 2013

 

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Strong Stewardship is the Foundation of Effective Fundraising

August 29, 2013

by Kris Kindelsperger

 

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The Mechanics of a Feasibility Study

August 07, 2013

by Ted Grossnickle

 

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