How To Create A Successful Capital Campaign: New Money For Small and Large Nonprofits Alike

  • Duration
    90 Minutes
  • Author
    Robin Cabral
  • Course Level
  • Year Created
  • CFRE Approved
    1.50 Points
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How To Create A Successful Capital Campaign: New Money For Small and Large Nonprofits Alike

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Your presenter, Robin L. Cabral, MA, CFRE, is on a mission to make capital campaigns accessible and successful for even the smallest nonprofits with capital campaign goals ranging from $50,000 - $5,000,000.

Do you know that you need money to bring your vision to reality, but you are not sure how to do it?

Does your organization need to raise funds to remodel your office or to purchase equipment for your program?  Do you feel like you don’t know where to start with a capital campaign?  Do you and your staff lack the experience to start a campaign?

You are not alone – there are thousands of small to medium-sized nonprofits that are thinking about their first capital campaign and not sure where to begin.

You Will Get All The Tools That You Need To Start Your Capital Campaign While Also Learning How To Run A Successful Capital Campaign 

During This Nonprofit Webinar, You Will Learn:

  • How to Recruit the Best Capital Campaign Team
  • How to Create Campaign Goals and the Gift Range Chart
  • How to Create a Donor Recognition Plan
  • How to Create a Realistic Campaign Timetable
  • How to Account for and Report on Campaign Gifts

You’ll Get These BONUS Materials:

  1. Capital Campaign Steering Committee Job Description
  2. Gift Chart Examples
  3. A Gift Chart Template
  4. Donor Recognition Examples
  5. A Sample Capital Campaign Timetable
  6. A Gift Accounting Policy Example
  7. A Gift Accounting Policy Template
  8. Capital Campaign Overview Board Presentation
  9. The Webinar Slides
  10. The Webinar Recording

About Your Topic Expert:

Robin is specifically qualified to teach this webinar because she:

  1. Has conducted capital campaigns in the mid-level range.
  2. Has prepared dozens of capital campaign plans.
  3. Holds an MA in Philanthropy and Fund Development from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.
  4. CFRE – Certified Fundraising Executive, holding the body of knowledge to run large campaigns.

Robin L. Cabral is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) with over 25 years of experience. Robin has raised millions of dollars assisting nonprofit organizations as a development professional, overseeing all aspects of fund development, from annual funds to capital campaigns and donor communications.

Robin obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and a Master of Arts in Philanthropy and Fund Development from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. She currently holds the designation of Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and is a graduate of Leadership Southcoast (2010).

Robin is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and adheres to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice. She has served on the board of AFP-RI and the National Catholic Development Conference Planning Committee and Professional Development Committee. She has been a conference presenter, workshop leader, roundtable leader, moderator, and facilitator, and was an AFP-RI Conference Planning Committee Co-Chair. She is also an AFP Master Faculty Trainer.

In 2012, Robin launched Development Consulting Solutions to provide outsourced fund development consulting services and interim fund development staffing. She works with small to mid-sized nonprofits throughout the Northeastern United States and beyond.

As a nonprofit consultant specializing in smaller nonprofit organizations, Robin understands the anxiety and confusion that many organizations are faced with as they think about their first capital campaign. With almost twenty-five years of experience, she has helped hundreds of nonprofits raise millions of dollars and specializes in rural non-profit organizations in starting and running their first capital campaigns that help them to build new buildings and protect and enhance their investments.

What Attendees Said about This Nonprofit Webinar: 

“Excellent information! Anyone in non-profit development, fund-raising and strategic planning will need this to add the most value for their organization. I look forward to utilizing this presentation content and toolkit info with our organization's new Executive Director who was our Director of Finance.”

Judy Telge,  Coastal Bend Center for Independent Living

“I learned a great deal about how to plan and run capital campaigns; I'm feeling much more informed and confident now!”

Ramona Burkey, Russell Library

“Our Board is considering a capital campaign.  This webinar gave me--the E.D.--valuable information for our Board to make that all-important go/no-go decision.”

Daniel Newberry, Johnson Creek Watershed Council

“This webinar opportunity appeared in my email at the best time because The Safe Center LI is just embarking on a $3 million capital campaign and will be working with a consultant closely on achieving our goals.  It is useful to know best practices so that we can engage with the consultant in a way that will yield a successful campaign.”

Francine Medaglia, The Safe Center LI

“I am new to capital campaign fundraising. The seminar and Ms. Cabral's presentation provided a detailed road map as to the necessary steps and plan as to how to put together a successful campaign.”

Emilio Huerta, Dolores Huerta Foundation

“A great deal of information presented clearly for what is a very complex and complicated process”

Wendy Weinstein, Clay Art Center

“This is the first time for our organization to do a capital campaign and this was a great way to get started, good presentation and resources”

Kathy Johnson, Vital Link Orange County

"This webinar was very useful for strategic planning through the capital campaign process. The need to budget for outside help and the step by step elements were insightful."

Renee Stevens, Open House Ministries

“It made me "back up" and think through some things that will be integral to our success. Just in time!”  

Sherry Gray, Raphael Health Center

“Even though I've been involved with capital campaigns before, this was good as a review with great reminders as we gear up as well being useful for someone just starting their first one. And love having access to the tools so I don't have to resurrect past campaign materials.”

Janice Hawkins, The Living Desert Zoo Garden

“This webinar was excellent. It far exceeded my expectations. I came away with practical applications to use with our capital campaign.”

Elizabeth McIntosh, Savannah Speech and Hearing Center

“Great basic overview of how to start a Capital Campaign! Great methodical step-by-step approach!”

Marcy Kalnitz, Torah Day School of Atlanta

“I appreciated all facts and thoughts on policies when dealing with Capital campaign.”

Katie Hopkins, Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound

“We received a great template for how to move forward with realistic benchmarks for where we are in the process. The presentation was very engaging, with presenter soliciting audience responses to poll questions”.

Constance Spreen, Experimental Station

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