celexa 2015 propecia 1mg preis casodex 50 mg price cytotec 50 mcg propranolol 10 mg para que sirve actonel risedronate sodium 150 mg diclofenac alternatives hydrea 500 mg caps 100 arimidex 1 mg preis saw palmetto wo kaufen can i take 100 mg sominex natural alternative to coreg side effects of voveran sr 100 liv 52 alternative alphagan preis cefixime 200mg dosage forzest 10mg price norvasc alternative brands homeopathic alternative paxil jelly viagra kaufen generika viramune vermox tabletten kaufen alternatives to lamictal for depression depo provera preisvergleich chloramphenicol 1000x bentyl 20 mg uses tadalafil generika 20mg ciprobay 500 kaufen ohne rezept motilium fta 50 prostaglandin cytotec kaufen keflex 2505ml pulmicort turbohaler preisvergleich glycomet 500 mg tablets zithromax 250 preis diclofenac zäpfchen ohne rezept energizer ultimate lithium kaufen generika dutasterid forzest 10mg elavil 10mg side effects natural alternative claritin d pyridium 200 mg cost use of seroflo 250 alternative drugs for uroxatral benadryl 10mg benzac wash 10 silagra preisvergleich natural alternative aldactone claritin alternative down comforter torsemide 100 mg tretinoin creme kaufen trental 600 kaufen natural alternative to meclizine betnovate skin cream 20g energizer ultimate lithium kaufen myambutol 500 acivir 200 dt used for zanaflex 10 mg zithromax 250 preis keflex 750 mg dosage low cost alternative lexapro ashwagandha alternative medicine metformin preis ohne rezept lincocin 500 mg cap generika für avodart generika trental maxalt lyo 10mg noroxin 200mg alternative motilium roter ginseng preis Campaigns, Campaigns, Everywhere - Collins Group
Skagit Valley Hospital

Campaigns, Campaigns, Everywhere

by

divider

searching for love health and money concepts sketched on blackboardDoes it seem like everywhere you look, there’s a fundraising campaign in one stage of planning, execution, or completion?

It’s not your imagination. A recent study by the Nonprofit Research Collaborative shows nearly half of all nonprofits surveyed in the US and Canada are in some type of campaign (27 percent in traditional capital campaigns; 19 percent in “special” campaigns).

The last time this survey was conducted in summer 2011, 12 percent reported being in a campaign. Even taking into account that 2011 was very much in the aftermath of the Great Recession, that is a significant increase.

A few other notable findings:

  • Capital campaigns last, on average, 4.72 years; special campaigns last 2.23 years
  • $45 million is the average capital campaign goal; $3 million for special campaigns
  • Education is the leading sector benefiting from this campaign activity
  • Revenue from major gifts rose by 55 percent among the surveyed organizations, regardless of their campaign status

What does all this mean to you and your development planning?

The recession is finally over, not just as a data point, but in the collective psyche. Because the last economic dip was more like a crater caused by a nuclear bomb, it’s easy to forget that we have been out of recession for some time. In fact, we are in one of the longest periods ever between recessions, which means the next one likely isn’t too far off.

If you are thinking about a campaign, it might be time to shift into active planning and implementation mode. If that is not in the cards, then look at a quicker, more focused special campaign to raise major gift money for an initiative or program enhancement.

Use this information to motivate your volunteers. Your fellow nonprofits are reaping the benefits of the current good times; why not yours?

Lastly, don’t use this information as a de-motivator: i.e., don’t think that the philanthropic marketplace is cluttered with too much competition. It’s always cluttered. That would be like refusing to dip your hook into a hot fishing hole because so many other anglers are landing big fish there.

Bottom line: Get a plan together and get out there with the others before the fish stop biting.

divider

Like this post? Why not share it?

divider

About the Author

James Plourde

James Plourde CFRE

Vice President

James is always willing to ask the needed questions, helping his clients clarify their path and giving them the confidence to proceed.

divider

Leave a Reply