A recent study of over 1,000 churches across the United States who had recently completed capital campaigns revealed that seemingly subtle differences in the ways various churches approached their campaigns yielded startling and significantly different campaign results. The study was conducted in June-July 2010 by Volkart May & Associates, a Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota based marketing and market research firm.
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James D. Klote & Associates Announces New Website Launch
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Jim Klote, President
One of the Costliest Mistakes A Church Leader Can Make
The difference between full-time and part-time consulting firms
By Jim Klote
When church leaders decide it is time to embark on a Capital Stewardship Campaign, one of the first questions should be whether or not to use an outside consultant. Those who have been involved in a major capital campaign without the service of an outside consultant can attest to the difficulties of conducting the campaign in addition to all of their regular duties. Those who conduct the campaign on their own tend to raise approximately one times annual giving.
The Pre-Campaign Planning Process
How to prepare your church for a Capital Stewardship Campaign
Capital campaign achievement is a function of certain fundamentals. These fundamentals are:
- A case for support
- Committed leaders
- A willing constituency, and
- A proven campaign plan
It is not unusual for the church leaders who are faced with a pending campaign to have one or more uncertainties about these fundamentals in their particular circumstances. The following represent the most common of these uncertainties:
- Will the campaign consultant who is identified for us “fit” with our circumstances?
- Are we ready for a campaign?
- What do we need to be doing right now?
- Who should be engaged right now?
- Is our case for support sound?
- Is this the right time for a campaign?
Over 300 Families Pledge and St. Matthew Celebrates Ground Breaking
York, PA - St. Matthew Lutheran Church held a groundbreaking ceremony on April 18'th. The ground breaking was the culmination of years of planning and the faithful support of St. Matthew's members to a capital campaign the church conducted - a campaign assisted by the stewardship consulting services of James. D. Klote and Associates. Many members attended the monumental ceremony and celebrated their campaign progress. Special words were shared by Campaign Co-Chair Lavern Brenneman and Senior Pastor Kevin Shively.Read more...