Goettler Associates presents Fund Raising Matters ™, a regular publication offering the latest insights on fund raising. We first introduced Fund Raising Matters as a traditional quarterly newsletter in 1996, continuing our commitment to advance the business of philanthropy.
We hope you will find Fund Raising Matters insightful and informational. We hope it will assist your efforts in developing successful fund-raising strategies. As always, we welcome an opportunity to learn more about your situation and discuss how our experience and talents can further your success.
Looking back over our firm’s collective experience, it is obvious that changes in the development field have affected how the philanthropic marketplace functions and how capital campaigns are conducted. The essential elements of successful campaigns, however, are not very different from those which have applied for decades.
This is the questio...
An Essential Element of Success
Campaigns rarely unfold precisely as planned. No campaign plan can ever anticipate all the contingencies that are bound to occur during a capital campaign, or how each of these unique situations can best be resolved.
Most capital campaigns aim to generate support at several different levels, from a number of dist...
Is your fundraising campaign undercapitalized? Too many organizations work to demonstrate how little they spend on administration and overhead. But, to take advantage of all the possibilities presented by an intensive capital campaign, the development office must have sufficient human and financial resources to do the job. The presence of couns...
The Campaign Principle
The best way to be successful with any fundraising campaign is to be specific. Put another way, the essential principle of any campaign which achieves or exceeds its goal is that it answers these three questions:
Why is the money necessary?
How much money is required for the project?
When will the campaign be co...
If I had a life to live over, I think I would want to do what you folks do with others. I remember with great fondness your effective guidance with the KSU-A campaign. Great fun!
- Glen Warner, Campaign Chair, Kent State University Ashtabula
My experience with Goettler Associates has been nothing short of outstanding. The team helped Union Hospital Foundation to far exceed our capital campaign goal. Goettler Associates was instrumental in the feasibility study phase, pre-campaign planning and implementation of our capital campaign that enabled Union Hospital to open our new 500,000 square foot building project. I would highly recommend Goettler Associates, for they are of the highest integrity and one of the most flexible firms I have ever encountered.
- Jim Bertoli, Executive Director of Alumni Affairs at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology