Determining and Testing Your Campaign Goal

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Last week we began a conversation about capital campaign planning. We defined a capital campaign as an intense effort on behalf of an organization to raise significant dollars to fund a one-time project (or series of projects) during a defined time frame. It typically involves the purchase, building or renovation of a facility or piece.

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How Do I Know if I am Ready for Capital?

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In a perfect world I would have written this post BEFORE my series on feasibility studies, because if we are going to undertake a serious, detailed conversation about capital campaign planning over the next several weeks, we will most certainly need to swing back to speaking about feasibility. Ah well — let’s begin.  The timing.

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Feasibility Planning Part V: Arrival at the Report

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Thanks for tuning in to the final post in a five-part series about campaign feasibility planning. We’ve covered significant territory thus far, including information about why organizations embark upon feasibility studies, when they conduct the study, what materials are needed, who to interview and what the process entails. Now we’re ready to discuss the arrival.

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Feasibility Part IV: The Study Process

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We’ve been talking over the last few weeks about campaign feasibility and what’s involved in this important planning process. This post serves as Part IV in my 5-part series and will finally get to the issue you have all been waiting for: the campaign feasibility process (i.e. – how it works). Remember – a feasibility.

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Be Sure the Shoe Fits: Differentiation And Campaign Planning

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This article originally appeared in Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools’s fall issue of its quarterly publication, HaYidion. Before launching a private consulting practice, I served for five years as director of development at a sizable Orthodox school in a major metropolis. On my first visit as a consultant to a small school, I found.

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