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    Effective campaigns build community. A strong community is a giving community.
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    Because each church is different in its character and goals
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    We emphasize member involvement in campaigns and teach a spirituality of stewardship
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Stewardship-Based Church Capital Campaigns


2 Sep. 2016 Posted by Denis Greene in Church Capital Campaigns

How to Ask For a Capital Donation

Asking for donations is more stressful than skydiving and public speaking for some people. It actually ranks higher than fear of death for many. After managing over 100 church capital campaigns and nonprofit organization capital campaigns, I have found a way to make it a win/win, stress-free, pleasant experience.

So, when a parish needs a roof, renovation, or whole new facility, how should one ask for a capital donation?
There is some science behind the answer.  The researchers at Villanova have found out what to not do.

19 Jul. 2016 Posted by Denis Greene in Church Capital Campaigns

Success is Sweet, and As Rare As an Inside The Park Home Run

 

October 27, 2015 Alcides Escobar hit a leadoff inside the park home run for the Royals during the World Series, the first since 1929. Everyone in Kansas City celebrated.

Last Friday night I celebrated with almost the same level of joy. It was because a pastor did the right thing at the right time, and totally scored a home run for his church. 

12 Jul. 2016 Posted by Denis Greene in Stewardship

Stewardship Failure Analysis

"Generosity of spirit" is the singular virtue that seems to result in a long satisfying marriage said Fr. Joe. It was 1998 and I had just met a woman who had caused me to rethink my entire long range plan. And I had asked Fr. Joe what he had observed about the key to happy marriages after his 40 year pastoral career.