Capital Campaigns for Christian Camps & Conference Ministries
When it comes to assuring the future growth and success of Christian Camps and Conference Ministries, few activities will yield as significant an impact as a Christian Camp / Conference Ministry capital campaign, helping the Christian Camp, Conference Ministry, or Retreat Center to take a substantial leap forward in the fulfillment of its mission.
What is a Christian Camp / Conference Ministry capital campaign?
A Christian Camp / Conference Ministry capital campaign is an intense effort on the part of a Christian Camp / Conference Ministry to raise significant dollars in a short period of time, typically for acquiring land and/or constructing or renovating a building.
How long does it usually take to run a Christian Camp capital campaign?
A Christian Camp / Conference Ministry capital campaign will generally proceed through four distinct phases: an initial Pre-Campaign / Feasibility Study, followed by the three phases of a comprehensive campaign: a "Quiet" Leadership phase, a Public Campaign phase, and the Fulfillment phase.
The pace of your Christian Camp capital campaign will depend primarily on three things: 1) how well your campaign activities are planned out, 2) how timely your Christian Camp campaign committee members are on following through on their assignments, and 3) your donors’ timing. Some donors will give you a final answer during the same visit that you ask for a gift. Others may require more time in order to pray, consider, and discuss before making a final decision.
In general, most Christian Camp capital campaigns take 12-18 months to complete the planning and the active campaign phases, and up to three years for pledge payments to be fully collected.
What are some common mistakes Christian Camps & Conference Ministries make in conducting a capital campaign?
- Not conducting a Pre-Campaign / Feasibility Study
- Going public too soon
- Not seeing the campaign through to completion
Why should we choose to use a capital campaign consultant to provide capital campaign counsel to help us with our Christian Camp capital campaign?
A Christian Camp capital campaign is one of the most significant initiatives your Christian Camp will undertake. It is a complex undertaking, and is critically important that it be done right. To succeed, a Christian Camp / Conference Ministry capital campaign must have a very high profile. This means that if it flops, it will be a high-profile flop. You also generally only have one shot at getting it right. There are many ways that a Christian Camp capital campaign can “go off the rails”, and when it does it can be very difficult to get it back on track.
With so much at stake, most Christian Camps & Conference Ministries wisely choose to retain a Capital Campaign Consulting Firm to help guide them through their Christian Camp / Conference Ministry capital campaign to a successful completion.
What are the benefits of retaining a Capital Campaign Consulting Firm to provide Christian Camp capital campaign counsel for our Christian Camp capital campaign?
As the saying goes, when you need expertise hire an expert.
At Keystone Consulting, our consultants will work with you to craft a customized Christian Camp capital campaign fundraising plan to help your Christian Camp turn your vision into reality as current and new friends are taught Biblical stewardship principles and are asked to make gifts over and above their current involvement with the ministry.
We are experts in providing the counsel and assistance to successfully complete a Christian Camp / Conference Ministry capital campaign that will help your Christian Camp / Conference Ministry take a substantial leap forward in the fulfillment of its God-given ministry.
Keystone Consulting personnel have extensive experience in guiding Christian Camps & Conference Ministries through successful campaigns. We have helped many other Christian Camps just like yours raise tens of millions of dollars for their Christian Camp / Conference Ministry capital campaigns, and would welcome the opportunity to assist your Christian Camp or Conference Ministry in meeting its goals.
For more information please call us at (800) 382-0094, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.