Is there a capital campaign in your church’s future? Sooner or later every church faces the need to raise money for facilities–whether to expand, renovate, or repair. On one hand the opportunity to shape the future of your church can be a blessing. When it comes to assuring the future of your church, few activities yield as significant an impact as a capital fundraising campaign. At the same time, a capital campaign is also a great responsibility and one misstep can set plans back years, or lead to disagreements that can divide congregations. It is important to get it right.
This article outlines five of the most common mistakes churches make in conducting capital campaigns, and how to avoid them. This article was written by Derric Bakker, President of Dickerson, Bakker & Associates and originally published in the August 2014 issue of Religious Product News. It is available for download by clicking the link below.