Congregations and organizations are making more use of fundraising campaign assistance than ever before, and from an increasing variety of service providers. These providers may or may not adhere to the standards or expectations set in place by your denomination. The ESC Network of denominational capital campaign consultants focus on relationships, both within and beyond the congregation or organization.
Fundraising campaigns are more than occasions to raise funds for congregational or organizational ministries. They are opportunities to deepen understandings about generous giving and faithful stewardship.
Ecumenical Stewardship Center Capital Campaign Network consultants encourage congregations to view fundraising campaigns as transformational and not merely transactional. Network consultants have significant expertise in stewardship education in a Christian context and understand the connection between individual and community spiritual vitality and financial vibrance and health.
Vital, committed relationships are essential for any financial campaign. Most fundraising campaign firms are professional, proven, and will serve any organization well. Ecumenical Stewardship Center Network campaigns are based on the importance of relationships: the relationship of the givers to God, to their local faith community, and to the wider church. This focus on relationships begins with the initial inquiry and continues through the completion of your campaign. Network consultants will respect your faith traditions and honor their importance in your congregational or organizational life.
Your ministry is unique. Ecumenical Stewardship Center Network consultants work with you to assure that your campaign is created especially for you. Network consultants have a breadth and depth of experience and can assist you with
- creating a vision statement;
- conducting and analyzing a feasibility study;
- developing a strategy and solicitation plan;
- training volunteers;
- developing materials;
- making potential donor visits;
- planning kick-off and closing celebrations;
- and other components that are helpful for your situation.
All participants in the Ecumenical Stewardship Center Capital Campaign Network represent non-profit, charitable organizations. The Ecumenical Stewardship Center cares for all administrative details, and consulting fees support the Ecumenical Stewardship Center and denominational ministries. Therefore, congregations and organizations who engage Ecumenical Stewardship Center Capital Campaign Network consultants not only grow their own ministries, but their investment in capital campaign services wholly supports other ministries that encourage generous giving and faithful stewardship as transformational spiritual practices.
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